Mixed day for European stocks

Having spent most of Thursday in the red Europe’s stock markets trimmed those losses late in the session as gains in oil shares and a rally on Wall


Sweden slashes interest again

Sweden’s central bank has cut its key interest rate by half a percent, more than economists were expecting. It was the second reduction in the cost


EU asks China to work as one

China finds itself under increasing pressure to help save the world economy. EU chief Jose Manuel Barroso wants Beijing and other major Asian


Rembrandt in Madrid

One of the world’s great masters, Rembrandt is nonetheless not very well represented in Spain; the Prado has just one of his pictures. So the museum


Baghdad car bomb kills 9

A suicide car bomber has killed nine people in a convoy carrying an Iraqi government minister in central Baghdad. At least 20 others were injured