US job losses accelerate

Underlining the need for approval of a stimulus package for the US economy, the latest jobs figures turned out to be really bad, the worst in thirty


Slovakia's energy weakness

Slovakia was one of the countries hardest hit by Russia and Ukriane’s recent gas dispute. Figures show its economy suffered losses amounting to more


Plea to let more aid into Gaza

France and the US say they are stepping up the pressure to try to get foreign aid into Gaza. The French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, has met


Sarkozy promises tax cuts

The French Government says it is ready to consider cutting income tax and will scrap local business tax in 2010 in a bid to lessen the impact of the


FARC releases another hostage

There have been emotional scenes in Colombia with the release of another hostage held for nearly seven years by FARC rebels. Former lawmaker