BREAKING NEWS

2009-03-17

Business

Tuesday 17th March

European shares finished down over one percent ending a five session winning streak. Analysts said investors were taking profits from the run up

Business

Nokia cuts more workers

Falling demand for mobile phones is forcing Nokia to lay off a further 1,700 people worldwide over the next few months. The largest single

Business

Shell keeps growth targets

Royal Dutch Shell has said it is not going to scale back its medium term production growth targets as several of its rivals have done recently

World

GOCE satellite is go

The launch of Europe’s revolutionary new satellite GOCE has gone off without a hitch after its planned launch on Monday was postponed just seven

Culture

Warhol in Paris

The Grand Palais in Paris is staging a vast new exhibition of iconic portraits by Andy Warhol. It features images of leading figures of the 20th

Europe

Waste management

Each person in Europe generates 522 kilos of municipal waste every year. That figure is constantly rising. So, how can we cut that amount and better

World

Krajisnik fails in appeal bid

United Nations appeal judges have overturned two convictions for murder and extermination for former Bosnian Serb leader Momcilo Krajisnik, but have

World

Fritzl lets his guard down

Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man accused of enslaving and raping his own daughter, let his guard slip on the second day of his trial. Fritzl was

World

Benedict XVI arrives in Africa

The Pope has begun a trip to Africa, arriving in Cameroon for a two-day visit, after which he flies on to Angola. Steets were whitewashed and swept

World

Krajisnik appeal fails

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has rejected the appeal from the former speaker of the Bosnian Seb parliament Momcilo

World

Day two of Fritzl abuse trial

Josef Fritzl entered court with his face hidden behind a blue file for a second day, as his abuse trial resumes in St Poelten. The 73-year-old is

World

Russia to rearm says Medvedev

Russia’s President Dimitry Medvedev has announced large scale re-armament of conventional and nuclear forces from 2011 onwards. He said the