BREAKING NEWS

2009-03-26

Business

Bonus ban from Paris

The French president’s office is to issue a decree next week banning companies that are getting state aid from giving stock options and bonuses to

Business

Roche finally bags Genentech

Swiss drugmaker Roche has said it is on track to control just over 96 percent of Genentech. That ends a long drawn-out battle by Roche to get the

Business

Thursday 26th March

European shares finished slightly higher after a day of volatile trading. Retailers were a major drag. Swedish clothing group Hennes & Mauritz

World

European Defence and Nato

In the French Alps, multinational forces are training for a mission in Afghanistan. The European Defence Agency is running the exercise, not

World

Space tourist blasts off

A Russian Soyuz rocket has blasted off carrying Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barrett, and with space tourist Charles Simonyi

World

Pro Shinawatra Bangkok protest

Protesters in Bangkok, Thailand have broken through a police cordon to besiege Government House, – the seat of Administration of Thai leader Abhisit

World

14 dead in Russia bus crash

At least 14 people have died in a collision between a bus and a truck, east of Moscow. Passengers aboard the bus stood little chance when their