BREAKING NEWS

2008-12-15

Europe

Swiss risking Schengen loss

Switzerland, new member of the Schengen zone, risks dropping out. The non-EU state’s president, Pascal Couchepin, has been in Brussels for talks on

Business

European shares slip again

European shares shed their earlier gains on Monday and finished lower for the third day running, though commodity stocks were boosted by higher crude

World

Boc set to be Romanian PM

Romania’s president has moved swiftly to fill the void left by the surprise resignation of its prime minister-designate, by nominating a close

World

Germans kidnapped in Yemen

Three Germans have been kidnapped in Yemen, in what is believed to be a row between rival tribesmen. One of the three is said to work for the United