Markets fall across Europe

European markets fell, sending the Dow Jones down for the first time in six days. Meanwhile record declines in European and Chinese manufacturing


UN confims global recession

The world economy faces its worst downturn since the Great Depression, according to the United Nations. The body expects global economic output to


Sacyr sells to Citigroup

Spanish constructor Sacyr Vallehermoso has sold off its Itiniere motorway business to Citigroup for 7.9 billion euros. This is to reduce its massive


Slovakians buy first euros

Euro start-up kits have gone on sale in Slovakia, at post offices and banks. Launch of the single currency, here replacing the Slovak crown, is just


Merkel tightens grip on CDU

Despite internal division about economic policy, Germany’s Chancellor remains firmly in charge of her ruling party. Angela Merkel has won a vote on


FBI helps Mumbai investigation

Detectives from America’s FBI have arrived in Mumbai to help with the investigation into last week’s terrorist attacks in which 180 people died


A look back at Lebeck

A major exhibition of the work of the celebrated German photographer, Robert Lebeck, is on show at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau venue.


Deadly start to December in Iraq

December has got off to a bloody start in Iraq, with more than 30 people killed today. Baghdad’s police academy was targeted by twin blasts. People


Flooding alert in Venice

Venice is on high flood alert with water reaching its highest level in more than 20 years. Strong winds are said to be behind a surge in sea