BREAKING NEWS

2008-10-14

Europe

Eco-friendly cities

How do European Union policies affect Europe’s urban planning decisions?

How do European Union policies affect Europe’s urban planning decisions?

Europe

Committee of the Regions

Brussels is not only the capital of the European Union’s various institutions but also the headquarters of the Committee of the Regions, which has

Brussels is not only the capital of the European Union’s various institutions but also the headquarters of the Committee of the Regions, which has

Science_technology

Coming up noses: GM scientists boost flower scent

There is more than a whiff of flower-power emerging from the labs at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Scientists there claim to have discovered

There is more than a whiff of flower-power emerging from the labs at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Scientists there claim to have discovered

Culture

Arctic Monkeys Live on DVD

British indie band the Arctic Monkeys are starring their own film, due out on DVD next month. It was recorded last December before a huge crowd at

British indie band the Arctic Monkeys are starring their own film, due out on DVD next month. It was recorded last December before a huge crowd at

Culture

Drawing back the Iron Curtain at the V&A

Nearly 20 years after the cold war ended, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is taking a new look at the design which emerged during the Cold

Nearly 20 years after the cold war ended, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is taking a new look at the design which emerged during the Cold

Europe

Barroso calls for change of rules in financial markets

When the hurly-burly is done, financial rules will need rethinking, says the president of the European Commission. He is insisting that, in the

When the hurly-burly is done, financial rules will need rethinking, says the president of the European Commission. He is insisting that, in the

Business

Daimler and Saab cut back

Germany’s Daimler is closing its Sterling truck making division in the US and Canada in response to falling demand for new vehicles. Three and a

Germany’s Daimler is closing its Sterling truck making division in the US and Canada in response to falling demand for new vehicles. Three and a

Business

Ongoing Boeing strike threatens 787 first flight

A top Boeing executive has said that the first flight of its crucial 787 Dreamliner could be pushed back. That comes after the plane maker’s

A top Boeing executive has said that the first flight of its crucial 787 Dreamliner could be pushed back. That comes after the plane maker’s

Business

Pepsi cutting workers as demand fall

Pepsi is laying off 3,300 workers, almost two per cent of its work force worldwide. That as the soft drinks and snacks maker reported a worse than

Pepsi is laying off 3,300 workers, almost two per cent of its work force worldwide. That as the soft drinks and snacks maker reported a worse than

News

Gomorrah author faces death by Christmas

The Napels based Camorra want Robero Saviano, the author of the best selling book Gomorrah, dead by Christmas. The office of the Naples based

The Napels based Camorra want Robero Saviano, the author of the best selling book Gomorrah, dead by Christmas. The office of the Naples based

News

Aliyev favoured for Azerbaijan election

A presidential election anywhere in the world normally generates acres of headlines, but the political situation Azerbaijan is far from normal. Not

A presidential election anywhere in the world normally generates acres of headlines, but the political situation Azerbaijan is far from normal. Not

News

Economic optimism abounds amid bail outs

The weekend’s frantic economic negotiations seem to have borne fruit. There will be more talks in Brussels tomorrow involving EU heads and finance

The weekend’s frantic economic negotiations seem to have borne fruit. There will be more talks in Brussels tomorrow involving EU heads and finance

News

Iceland's economy goes into free fall

Iceland’s top finance heads have gone cap in hand to Moscow for a 4 billion euro loan to ward off bankruptcy. Russia is reported to be looking

Iceland’s top finance heads have gone cap in hand to Moscow for a 4 billion euro loan to ward off bankruptcy. Russia is reported to be looking

News

Merkel defends 500 billion bail out

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has strongly defended her governments bail out blueprint to save Germany’s financial sector. Yesterday, Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has strongly defended her governments bail out blueprint to save Germany’s financial sector. Yesterday, Merkel

News

Muted investor enthusiasm for US bank plan

It seems that investors did not really know what to make of a US government plan to directly inject capital into financial institutions there by

It seems that investors did not really know what to make of a US government plan to directly inject capital into financial institutions there by

News

US pumps cash into banks

President Bush has announced that the US government will spend the equivalent of 185 billion euros buying shares in US banks. The part

President Bush has announced that the US government will spend the equivalent of 185 billion euros buying shares in US banks. The part

News

Czech president says he won't fly EU flag

The Czech president has ruled out flying the European flag over Prague Castle when his country takes up the European presidency in January. Vaclav

The Czech president has ruled out flying the European flag over Prague Castle when his country takes up the European presidency in January. Vaclav

News

Bush to unveil cash boost for troubled banks

The United States is due to announce a 185 billion euro cash injection into its banks following Europe’s lead. The money is part of 520 billion

The United States is due to announce a 185 billion euro cash injection into its banks following Europe’s lead. The money is part of 520 billion

News

Ongoing optimism in Europe's markets

The optimism in most European stock markets appears to be holding. The FTSE in London is up more than five percent, a welcome gain on last nights

The optimism in most European stock markets appears to be holding. The FTSE in London is up more than five percent, a welcome gain on last nights

News

Iceland talks to Russia about a 4bn euro loan

Talks are underway in Moscow on the possibility of Russia lending Iceland four billion euros to help it survive its financial crisis. Russian

Talks are underway in Moscow on the possibility of Russia lending Iceland four billion euros to help it survive its financial crisis. Russian

News

European banks benefit from government intervention

Banks across Europe appear satisfied after the continent’s big players vowed to support the banking industry. In Britain the Royal Bank of

Banks across Europe appear satisfied after the continent’s big players vowed to support the banking industry. In Britain the Royal Bank of

News

Israeli agreement on draft coalition deal

Israeli Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni’s Kadima Party has signed a draft coalition deal with its Labour counterparts, bringing her a step closer to

Israeli Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni’s Kadima Party has signed a draft coalition deal with its Labour counterparts, bringing her a step closer to

News

People on Main Street want their bail-out

The bail-out of banks may have boosted the markets in Europe and on Wall Street, but people on Main Street are asking what urgent help is on the way

The bail-out of banks may have boosted the markets in Europe and on Wall Street, but people on Main Street are asking what urgent help is on the way

News

Markets surge after bank bail-outs

After one of the biggest one day gains in its history yesterday, Wall Street may find added impetus today on the back of news that the US Treasury is

After one of the biggest one day gains in its history yesterday, Wall Street may find added impetus today on the back of news that the US Treasury is

News

Clashes in Montenegro over Kosovo

A demonstration in Montenegro against the government’s decision to recognise Kosovo has turned violent. At least 30 people, including ten police

A demonstration in Montenegro against the government’s decision to recognise Kosovo has turned violent. At least 30 people, including ten police