BREAKING NEWS

2008-12-29

Business

Rouble falls further

With Russia facing the possibility of its first recession in a decade, the rouble has continued to fall in value. On Monday, Moscow allowed the ninth

Business

Europe shares close higher

European shares finished Monday up, led by energy producers and mining companies thanks to higher oil and metals prices, but many traders are away

World

Aid groups send out Gaza SOS

Aid organisations say medical supplies and food are urgently needed in Gaza. Even before the airstrikes, a blockade on the territory by the Israeli

World

Swathes of Gaza lie in ruins

Daybreak brought the first clear view of the destruction suffered by people in Gaza overnight. Homes, offices, shops and more lay in ruins. Although