BREAKING NEWS

2009-01-19

Europe

Euro counterfeiting

The euro is a victim of its own success. There has been an increase in the number of counterfeit notes discovered; the total was up 13% in the second

The euro is a victim of its own success. There has been an increase in the number of counterfeit notes discovered; the total was up 13% in the second

Europe

Farm policy reform's final clearance

The latest reform of the EU’s agricultural policy has been rubber-stamped, which will gradually reduce direct subsidies to farmers and redirect the

The latest reform of the EU’s agricultural policy has been rubber-stamped, which will gradually reduce direct subsidies to farmers and redirect the

Europe

Turkey puts foot on the gas

Europe and Turkey say they agree on the need for the Nabucco gas pipeline. This came after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had suggested Ankara

Europe and Turkey say they agree on the need for the Nabucco gas pipeline. This came after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had suggested Ankara

Business

UK banks get another bail-out

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a second bail-out for the country’s troubled banks. As part of a package to try to kick-start the

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a second bail-out for the country’s troubled banks. As part of a package to try to kick-start the

Business

UK superbank's shares fall

Trading did not start well on the London Stock Exchange of the new British superbank created by the merger of HBOS and Lloyds TSB. It is the

Trading did not start well on the London Stock Exchange of the new British superbank created by the merger of HBOS and Lloyds TSB. It is the

Business

Alitalia - new company, old problems

Alitalia had to cancel nearly two dozen flights on Monday due to a strike less than one week after it was restructured and relaunched under private

Alitalia had to cancel nearly two dozen flights on Monday due to a strike less than one week after it was restructured and relaunched under private

Business

Brussels cuts growth prediction further

The European Commission’s new deep recession prediction includes a sharp rise in unemployment for the region and a more than doubling of the euro

The European Commission’s new deep recession prediction includes a sharp rise in unemployment for the region and a more than doubling of the euro

Business

Japanese industrial output sliding

It seems Japan’s industrial production is falling even faster than originally estimated. Final figures from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and

It seems Japan’s industrial production is falling even faster than originally estimated. Final figures from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and

Europe

Postal reform

Liberalisation of postal services is on track in most EU states but not in others. What has to be done?

Liberalisation of postal services is on track in most EU states but not in others. What has to be done?

News

Hesse vote puts pressure on Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to come under pressure to make changes to economy stimulus measures after an election in the western

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to come under pressure to make changes to economy stimulus measures after an election in the western

News

Capital screwed down for Obama inauguration

Washington has never seen a security operation like this one. Never. Barack Obama will be the most protected American president in history, although

Washington has never seen a security operation like this one. Never. Barack Obama will be the most protected American president in history, although

News

Obama marks Martin Luther King Day

It’s his final pre-inauguration day and Barak Obama has been attending community projects in Washington in memory of Dr Martin Luther King who was

It’s his final pre-inauguration day and Barak Obama has been attending community projects in Washington in memory of Dr Martin Luther King who was

Science_technology

Streetcars to be Desired in Tenerife

On Tenerife in the Canary Islands, it is not only the tourists who are soaking up the sun. The island’s trams are on track to become the first in the

On Tenerife in the Canary Islands, it is not only the tourists who are soaking up the sun. The island’s trams are on track to become the first in the

News

New deal ends 2-week Russian gas freeze

Russia and Ukraine have signed a 10-year deal to renew supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine and Europe. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said

Russia and Ukraine have signed a 10-year deal to renew supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine and Europe. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said

News

Almunia says recession will be short but nasty

The European Commission agrees this year the nations using Europe’s single currency will go into recession for the first time since the euro’s

The European Commission agrees this year the nations using Europe’s single currency will go into recession for the first time since the euro’s

News

Palestinian leader calls for national unity

Arab leaders have been meeting in Kuwait over the Gaza crisis. They agree a reconstruction fund of 2 billion US dollars is needed ‘ but they are

Arab leaders have been meeting in Kuwait over the Gaza crisis. They agree a reconstruction fund of 2 billion US dollars is needed ‘ but they are

News

Truce offers return to 'normality' for wary Israelis

For Israelis living within the range of Hamas rocket fire the week-long truce offers a return to normality. There was not the same scale of

For Israelis living within the range of Hamas rocket fire the week-long truce offers a return to normality. There was not the same scale of

News

Gaza clean-up begins at start of week-long truce

The bulldozers are doing the talking in Gaza today; not those of the Israeli army, but of the clean-up operation as Palestinians make the most of the

The bulldozers are doing the talking in Gaza today; not those of the Israeli army, but of the clean-up operation as Palestinians make the most of the

News

EU commission warns eurozone of deep economic slump

The European Commission agrees this year the nations using Europe’s single currency will go into recession for the first time since the euro’s

The European Commission agrees this year the nations using Europe’s single currency will go into recession for the first time since the euro’s

News

EU commission warns eurozone of deep economic slump

The European Commission agrees this year the nations using Europe’s single currency will go into recession for the first time since the euro’s

The European Commission agrees this year the nations using Europe’s single currency will go into recession for the first time since the euro’s

News

Brown offers banks 2nd bail-out as recession bites

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a second bail-out for the country’s troubled banks. The government will offer guarantees for their

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a second bail-out for the country’s troubled banks. The government will offer guarantees for their

News

Bruce leads the serenade to Obama in Wasghington

It is Martin Luther King day, a national US holiday, and the celebratory mood in the capital last night was for tomorrow’s President Barack Obama

It is Martin Luther King day, a national US holiday, and the celebratory mood in the capital last night was for tomorrow’s President Barack Obama