BREAKING NEWS

2009-04-01

Business

Euro zone jobless rises further

Unemployment in the euro zone jumped more than expected in February. It is now at 8.5 percent of the working population – 13.5 million people

Unemployment in the euro zone jumped more than expected in February. It is now at 8.5 percent of the working population – 13.5 million people

Business

Wednesday 1st April

Having been in the red for most of the day European shares turned positive and finished the session up more than one percent. Investors took their

Having been in the red for most of the day European shares turned positive and finished the session up more than one percent. Investors took their

Business

Caterpillar workers get Sarkozy pledge

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged to help workers at US bulldozer maker Caterpillar after they kidnapped four managers and held them

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged to help workers at US bulldozer maker Caterpillar after they kidnapped four managers and held them

Business

Incentives help European car sales

As the US car industry struggles, there are signs of the start of a sales recovery in Europe. Helped by government incentives, sales rose

As the US car industry struggles, there are signs of the start of a sales recovery in Europe. Helped by government incentives, sales rose

News

Fatal helicopter crash in the N Sea

At least eight people have died and another eight are missing after a helicopter crash in the North Sea. The Super Puma came down about 50 kms

At least eight people have died and another eight are missing after a helicopter crash in the North Sea. The Super Puma came down about 50 kms

Europe

Prizing e-customers' privacy

In a bid to help empower shoppers in the virtual marketplace, the European Union’s first Consumer Summit has brought together participants from

In a bid to help empower shoppers in the virtual marketplace, the European Union’s first Consumer Summit has brought together participants from

News

Ageing pipes blamed for Moldova gas blast

Ageing and poorly-maintained equipment is being blamed for a gas pipeline explosion which severely cut supplies to eastern Europe. It happened in the

Ageing and poorly-maintained equipment is being blamed for a gas pipeline explosion which severely cut supplies to eastern Europe. It happened in the

News

The big divide

Like an unstoppable tide the financial crisis swept from America into Europe. Suddenly the world was being asked to accept the unthinkable as

Like an unstoppable tide the financial crisis swept from America into Europe. Suddenly the world was being asked to accept the unthinkable as

News

G20 street battles in City of London

There have been ugly scenes in central London ahead of the G20 summit. Demonstrators clashed with riot police in Britain’s financial centre. The Bank

There have been ugly scenes in central London ahead of the G20 summit. Demonstrators clashed with riot police in Britain’s financial centre. The Bank

News

Brown, Obama call for common action

Barack Obama stepped onto the world stage today for the first time as President. His first stop London, and a meeting with the British Prime

Barack Obama stepped onto the world stage today for the first time as President. His first stop London, and a meeting with the British Prime

News

Merkel and Sarkozy lay down G20 marker

France and Germany got together on Wednesday evening to fire their pre-G20 summit shots at a press conference. They insisted they were in step and

France and Germany got together on Wednesday evening to fire their pre-G20 summit shots at a press conference. They insisted they were in step and

Culture

High School Musical star ends up back in class

A middle-aged man played by Matthew Perry magically finds himself whisked back 20 years in time to his high school days. The age-swap concept is

A middle-aged man played by Matthew Perry magically finds himself whisked back 20 years in time to his high school days. The age-swap concept is

Science_technology

Technology you can get your teeth into.

Up to a hundred thousand visitors caught a glimpse of the future of dentistry at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. Nearly two

Up to a hundred thousand visitors caught a glimpse of the future of dentistry at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. Nearly two

Science_technology

Ebola accident boosts hopes for a vaccine

When a researcher developing a vaccine for Ebola accidentally pricked herself with a syringe containing the deadly virus, her colleagues needed to

When a researcher developing a vaccine for Ebola accidentally pricked herself with a syringe containing the deadly virus, her colleagues needed to

Culture

Paris museum tracks pre-Rennaissance Italian art

An exhibition in Paris is giving the public the chance to explore the evolution of Italian art between the 13th and 15th centuries. The 50-piece

An exhibition in Paris is giving the public the chance to explore the evolution of Italian art between the 13th and 15th centuries. The 50-piece

News

Obama and Medvedev 'reset' relations

Russia and America have agreed to re-set their relationship, and launch a new era of co-operation. The leaders of the two countries met for the

Russia and America have agreed to re-set their relationship, and launch a new era of co-operation. The leaders of the two countries met for the

News

Annapolis deal rejected by Israel's foreign minister

Israel’s new foreign minister says his government is not bound by the Annapolis peace conference to pursue the creation of a Palestinian state. In

Israel’s new foreign minister says his government is not bound by the Annapolis peace conference to pursue the creation of a Palestinian state. In

News

World wants Palestinian state, Netanyahu told

The President of Israel, Shimon Peres, has reminded new Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that the world overwhelmingly backs the Palestinians’

The President of Israel, Shimon Peres, has reminded new Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that the world overwhelmingly backs the Palestinians’

News

Argentina mourns first post-junta president

Argentina is mourning former president Raul Alfonsin, who led the country back to democracy in the 1980s after years of brutal military rule. People

Argentina is mourning former president Raul Alfonsin, who led the country back to democracy in the 1980s after years of brutal military rule. People

News

Arrests at London G20 protests

There have been a number of arrests as mass protests began against the G20 summit in London. Police launched one of Britain’s biggest-ever security

There have been a number of arrests as mass protests began against the G20 summit in London. Police launched one of Britain’s biggest-ever security

News

Divisions as G20 bids to beat the recession

Rescuing the world from the grip of recession is the simple task facing G20 leaders. The aim is for co-ordinated action but divisions remain over

Rescuing the world from the grip of recession is the simple task facing G20 leaders. The aim is for co-ordinated action but divisions remain over

News

UK/US 'partnership of purpose' to beat recession

Britain and America have re-affirmed their intention to work together to beat the global recession. G20 host Gordon Brown called it ‘a partnership of

Britain and America have re-affirmed their intention to work together to beat the global recession. G20 host Gordon Brown called it ‘a partnership of

News

Clinton calls for stimulus and regulatory framework

EU-US relations are in the spotlight this week with the American leadership in Europe for a series of meetings at the highest level. Secretary of

EU-US relations are in the spotlight this week with the American leadership in Europe for a series of meetings at the highest level. Secretary of

News

Pressure on leaders ahead of G20 summit

For many of the leaders flying into London for tomorrow’s G20 summit, it is make or break time for world economic stability. But before any concrete

For many of the leaders flying into London for tomorrow’s G20 summit, it is make or break time for world economic stability. But before any concrete

News

Netanyahu takes office as Israeli PM

Benjamin Netanyahu has been sworn in as Israeli Prime Minister after winning parliamentary approval for his right-leaning government. In a speech

Benjamin Netanyahu has been sworn in as Israeli Prime Minister after winning parliamentary approval for his right-leaning government. In a speech

News

London police brace for G20 protests

A suspect package left outside the Bank of England turned out to be a false alarm, but police were not taking any chances ahead of Thursday’s G20

A suspect package left outside the Bank of England turned out to be a false alarm, but police were not taking any chances ahead of Thursday’s G20

News

Clinton pushes "stimulus" message ahead of G20 summit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington is looking for a commitment to financial stimulus and market regulation from tomorrow’s G20

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington is looking for a commitment to financial stimulus and market regulation from tomorrow’s G20

News

Argentina mourns ex-president Alfonsin

The former Argentinian president Raul Alfonsin has died of lung cancer. The 82-year-old was credited with leading his country towards democracy in

The former Argentinian president Raul Alfonsin has died of lung cancer. The 82-year-old was credited with leading his country towards democracy in