BREAKING NEWS

2009-04-06

News

Desperate hunt for survivors in Italy as death toll rises

As a massive search and rescue effort is underway after Italy’s devastating earthquake, the death toll continues to rise. Hospital sources now say at

As a massive search and rescue effort is underway after Italy’s devastating earthquake, the death toll continues to rise. Hospital sources now say at

News

Italy: no stranger to earthquake disaster.

Italy sits on a fault between techtonic plates, and they are still moving. In 1968, thousands fled their homes in western Sicily as the area shook

Italy sits on a fault between techtonic plates, and they are still moving. In 1968, thousands fled their homes in western Sicily as the area shook

Business

Monday 6th April

European stocks finished down nearly one percent. Renewed concerns over the troubled banking sector prompted investors to take gains from the

European stocks finished down nearly one percent. Renewed concerns over the troubled banking sector prompted investors to take gains from the

Business

Investors kick tyres at Opel and Saab

A union leader has confirmed reports the German state of North Rhine-Westfalia has held talks with Abu Dhabi on possibly investing in GM subsidiary

A union leader has confirmed reports the German state of North Rhine-Westfalia has held talks with Abu Dhabi on possibly investing in GM subsidiary

Business

Japan to boost stimulus spending again

The Japanese government is planning to spend the equivalent of at least 74 billion euros more to help its economy through the global crisis

The Japanese government is planning to spend the equivalent of at least 74 billion euros more to help its economy through the global crisis

Europe

EU Elections communication campaign

From 4-7 June, Europeans can take part in the five-yearly renewal of their parliament. Not that most of them have bothered to lately. Will

From 4-7 June, Europeans can take part in the five-yearly renewal of their parliament. Not that most of them have bothered to lately. Will

Europe

Your Europe - Business web portal

For companies looking to do business in other European countries it is not always easy to know how to arrange thing like registering your firm

For companies looking to do business in other European countries it is not always easy to know how to arrange thing like registering your firm

News

Open air treatment for Italy's quake survivors

It lasted just 30 seconds. But, in that time, the tremor transformed L’Aquila into a disaster zone. The quake’s epicentre was near the historic site

It lasted just 30 seconds. But, in that time, the tremor transformed L’Aquila into a disaster zone. The quake’s epicentre was near the historic site

Business

Russian PM defends crisis response

Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has defended his handling of the economic crisis there. He told lawmakers in the lower house of parliament

Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has defended his handling of the economic crisis there. He told lawmakers in the lower house of parliament

Business

IBM out of Sun deal?

IBM’s talks to acquire smaller computer and software rival Sun Microsystems are reported to have broken down. Sun’s shares slumped on the report

IBM’s talks to acquire smaller computer and software rival Sun Microsystems are reported to have broken down. Sun’s shares slumped on the report

Europe

EU risks in giving Guantanamo help

EU ministers have been finding human rights credentials put to a test. They have been deliberating over whether to provide foster homes for victims

EU ministers have been finding human rights credentials put to a test. They have been deliberating over whether to provide foster homes for victims

News

Seismologist predicted L'Aquila quake

An Italian seismologist predicted a major earthquake around L’Aquila, just weeks before the disaster struck. However, he was reported to the

An Italian seismologist predicted a major earthquake around L’Aquila, just weeks before the disaster struck. However, he was reported to the

News

Doubts over nature of North Korea rocket launch

Angry protests have erupted on the streets of South Korea after Sunday’s launch of a long range rocket by North Korea. Many of those demonstrating

Angry protests have erupted on the streets of South Korea after Sunday’s launch of a long range rocket by North Korea. Many of those demonstrating

News

Obama praises Turkey on last leg of tour

Barack Obama has been rounding off his first world tour as US President with a visit to Turkey, stressing the importance of the country, not only to

Barack Obama has been rounding off his first world tour as US President with a visit to Turkey, stressing the importance of the country, not only to

News

Italy's quake survivors tell of brush with death

Stories of survival have been emerging from the rubble of Italy’s earthquake. Still in shock, many people realise they have stared death in the face

Stories of survival have been emerging from the rubble of Italy’s earthquake. Still in shock, many people realise they have stared death in the face

News

New president for Macedonia

Ruling Party candidate Gjorge Ivanov has been elected the new president of Macedonia after victory in the country’s presidential run-off

Ruling Party candidate Gjorge Ivanov has been elected the new president of Macedonia after victory in the country’s presidential run-off

Science_technology

Your thought is my command

It seems the stuff of science fiction but a Japanese car maker has designed a robot that can be controlled by a person’s thoughts alone… plus a

It seems the stuff of science fiction but a Japanese car maker has designed a robot that can be controlled by a person’s thoughts alone… plus a

Culture

Is mystery man in painting Leonardo da Vinci?

A picture of a middle-aged man with piercing eyes and long hair may be a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, in fact some people claim it may even be a

A picture of a middle-aged man with piercing eyes and long hair may be a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, in fact some people claim it may even be a

Culture

Roberts and Culkin star in Lymelife

Indie drama-comedy Lymelife goes on limited release across north America, after winning the international critics’ prize at the last Toronto Film

Indie drama-comedy Lymelife goes on limited release across north America, after winning the international critics’ prize at the last Toronto Film

News

More than 90 dead in Italian earthquake

As a massive search and rescue effort continues after Italy’s devastating earthquake, emergency services now say more than 90 people have died

As a massive search and rescue effort continues after Italy’s devastating earthquake, emergency services now say more than 90 people have died

News

Search for survivors after deadly Italian quake

The worst earthquake to hit Italy in years has devastated the medieval city of L’Aquila and surrounding villages. Hundreds were waiting for

The worst earthquake to hit Italy in years has devastated the medieval city of L’Aquila and surrounding villages. Hundreds were waiting for

News

Dozens killed in Italian quake

A powerful earthquake has killed dozens of people in central Italy. The official death toll stands at more than 50. Children are among the

A powerful earthquake has killed dozens of people in central Italy. The official death toll stands at more than 50. Children are among the

News

Obama backs Turkey for EU

The American president opened up a rare crack of divergence at the EU-US summit in Prague, when he said the European Union should welcome Turkey as a

The American president opened up a rare crack of divergence at the EU-US summit in Prague, when he said the European Union should welcome Turkey as a

News

Controversy over Italy earthquake forecast

An Italian scientist had warned a major earthquake was on the way but his forecasts of devastation were dismissed as false alerts. For months now

An Italian scientist had warned a major earthquake was on the way but his forecasts of devastation were dismissed as false alerts. For months now

News

Conservatives seal grip on power in Macedonia

Conservatives in Macedonia are revelling in their election success following a landslide victory in yesterday’s presidential run-off. High on

Conservatives in Macedonia are revelling in their election success following a landslide victory in yesterday’s presidential run-off. High on

News

Merkel visits Afghanistan

The German chancellor Angela Merkel has made a surprise trip to Afghanistan. She is visiting German troops stationed there as part of the

The German chancellor Angela Merkel has made a surprise trip to Afghanistan. She is visiting German troops stationed there as part of the

News

Obama reaches out to Muslim world

US President Barack Obama is in Turkey on the last leg of his event-packed European tour. Having arrived late on Sunday, Obama was this morning at

US President Barack Obama is in Turkey on the last leg of his event-packed European tour. Having arrived late on Sunday, Obama was this morning at

News

Dozens feared dead in Italian quake

Dozens of people are feared dead after a strong earthquake rocked central Italy. Officially, the death toll stands at at least 27 but more people

Dozens of people are feared dead after a strong earthquake rocked central Italy. Officially, the death toll stands at at least 27 but more people