BREAKING NEWS

2008-12-10

Business

Output slumps across Europe

Industrial output sank in several European economies in October as the slowing economy and falling sales forced factories to scale back production in

Business

Rio Tinto cutting costs

International mining company Rio Tinto has announced it is going to lay off 14,000 people, cut its capital spending by half and sell more assets. Rio

Business

European shares volatile

It was a volatile day for European shares on Wednesday. They ended the session slightly up, but with London down due to pessimism about the

Culture

A passion for the accordion

Slovenian Marko Hatlak is revolutionary in the way he plays the accordion. Also a percussion player, and a singer, he can skip from tango to

World

Greek crisis deepens

The political crisis in Greece is deepening with a 24-hour general strike over welfare reforms. Police fear the stoppage, which is expected to bring