BREAKING NEWS

2009-01-21

Europe

Less red tape for sea transport

More than a thousand ports of trade in the 27 EU countries can look forward to a streamlining of procedures under a new proposal by the European

More than a thousand ports of trade in the 27 EU countries can look forward to a streamlining of procedures under a new proposal by the European

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

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

Business

Ericsson to cut jobs as profit drops

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson has announced its fourth quarter profits dropped 31 percent. Ericsson also said it would slash 5,000

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson has announced its fourth quarter profits dropped 31 percent. Ericsson also said it would slash 5,000

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

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

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

News

Gazans plead for emergency shelter

After the withdrawal of Israeli tanks and soldiers, the people of Gaza have returned to find what’s left of their homes. According to Palestinian

After the withdrawal of Israeli tanks and soldiers, the people of Gaza have returned to find what’s left of their homes. According to Palestinian

News

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

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

News

Obama wastes no time meeting army and financial chiefs

Many say they are not surprised that Obama has already got straight down to work. He comes into office amid high expectations to quickly sort out a

Many say they are not surprised that Obama has already got straight down to work. He comes into office amid high expectations to quickly sort out a

News

Israel faces Gaza war crimes accusations

Israel completed its withdrawal from Gaza today, claiming victory but with its army facing war crimes accusations over indiscriminate bombing of

Israel completed its withdrawal from Gaza today, claiming victory but with its army facing war crimes accusations over indiscriminate bombing of

Science_technology

Japanese satellite sniffs out greenhouse gas

The Japanese Space Agency has developed a satellite to help scientists keep a closer eye on the level of gases which contribute to global warming

The Japanese Space Agency has developed a satellite to help scientists keep a closer eye on the level of gases which contribute to global warming

Science_technology

Mighty Mites give clues to Antarctic warming

Scientists in Antarctica are noticing life-changes in microscopic creatures, and they are putting it down to global warming. At only one millimetre

Scientists in Antarctica are noticing life-changes in microscopic creatures, and they are putting it down to global warming. At only one millimetre

News

Greece faces fines over fly-tipping

It is quite typical to see cows grazing on a rubbish tip in Greece, evidence of the country’s particular junk food problem. The EU is pressuring

It is quite typical to see cows grazing on a rubbish tip in Greece, evidence of the country’s particular junk food problem. The EU is pressuring

News

Obama's Guantanamo decision lauded

Human rights groups have welcomed President Barack Obama’s move to suspend trials at Guantanamo, but the inmates still face an uncertain future

Human rights groups have welcomed President Barack Obama’s move to suspend trials at Guantanamo, but the inmates still face an uncertain future

News

Kosovo gets new army despite Belgrade protests

Kosovo has begun inducting members of its own army, to be called the Kosovo Security Force, and which will be largely made up of former Kosovo

Kosovo has begun inducting members of its own army, to be called the Kosovo Security Force, and which will be largely made up of former Kosovo

News

Israel says its forces have left Gaza

Israel has announced the complete withdrawal of its forces from Gaza. Three days after Israel and Hamas announced separate ceasefires, the army said

Israel has announced the complete withdrawal of its forces from Gaza. Three days after Israel and Hamas announced separate ceasefires, the army said

News

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

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

News

Now it's strictly business for Obama

The dizzy whirl of Washington ballrooms now done and dusted, President Obama’s first day in the Oval office is likely to be a busy one. Action has

The dizzy whirl of Washington ballrooms now done and dusted, President Obama’s first day in the Oval office is likely to be a busy one. Action has

News

Israel attacked over Gaza assault

Voicing his shock and anger at the destruction around him, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon pledged to help Gaza rebuild after Israel’s

Voicing his shock and anger at the destruction around him, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon pledged to help Gaza rebuild after Israel’s

News

Obama seeks suspension of Guantanamo trials

Hours after taking office, President Obama called for a four-month suspension in military trials at Guantanamo Bay. It would halt proceedings in 21

Hours after taking office, President Obama called for a four-month suspension in military trials at Guantanamo Bay. It would halt proceedings in 21

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Cheers welcome Obama's investiture

Roars of approval rang out in Washington as Barack Obama took the oath, with one hand on his hero Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 bible. In an acceptance

Roars of approval rang out in Washington as Barack Obama took the oath, with one hand on his hero Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 bible. In an acceptance

News

Wall Street posts record lows to welcome in new president

Despite the optimism surrounding the 44th US president Wall Street celebrated with another day of heavy losses. As all eyes tuned in to Washington

Despite the optimism surrounding the 44th US president Wall Street celebrated with another day of heavy losses. As all eyes tuned in to Washington

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Call me Mr President-Obama enjoys Inauguration Day

The oath of office taken, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, set out on triumphant drive down Pennsylvania Avenue. The first couple

The oath of office taken, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, set out on triumphant drive down Pennsylvania Avenue. The first couple

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Senator Ted Kennedy collapses at Obama inauguration lunch

Appearing frail but fine, Senator Ted Kennedy gave no indication that he was feeling anything but elation yesterday morning as he arrived to witness

Appearing frail but fine, Senator Ted Kennedy gave no indication that he was feeling anything but elation yesterday morning as he arrived to witness