Bush hosts last-ever cabinet

This time next week, President Bush will be heading back to Texas, looking back fondly on his time in the White House. With just a week to go of


Pesticide ingredients banned

The EU’s farmers and chemical producers must replace 22 highly toxic products with alternatives over the next decade, under new legally-binding rules


Czechs' Topolanek to face MEPs

Now that the Czech Republilc EU presidency has been hard at work for two weeks, Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek will make his launch speech at the


Sony 'to announce big loss'

Japan’s Sony is reportedly going to announce an annual operating loss of about 825 million euros due to sluggish sales across all its operations and


Russian gas turned back on

Russian gas deliveries to Europe via Ukraine have restarted this morning, on the orders of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. But while the


New beginning for Alitalia

A new dawn has broken for Italy’s national carrier Alitalia. The airline has agreed to sell a 25 per cent stake to Air France KLM for 323 million