BREAKING NEWS

2009-01-21

Business

UK jobless nears two million

The number of people out of work and claiming unemployment benefit in Britain rose for the 11th consecutive month in December. The figures confirm

Europe

Iran, gas and EU dialogue

Iran says it is ready to contribute to a dialogue with the EU on energy cooperation. EU-Iran ties are currently frozen over Tehran’s nuclear program

Business

Recession alert from Berlin

The German government says the economy will contract by 2.25 percent this year. That is a marked downturn from its projection for GDP growth of

World

Obama team begins its labours

Barack Obama has got down to work in Washington after a church service to speed him and his team on their way. This administration has a “to do” list

World

All hail the chief

Washington expressed its anticipation as Barack Obama took the presidential oath, with one hand on an 1861 bible used by his hero Abraham Lincoln