BREAKING NEWS

2009-04-14

Europe

UK warned over Phorm, Internet

An Internet tracking company called Phorm has got Britain into legal hot water. The European Commission has threatened the UK government with court

World

Germany joins GMO maize ban

Germany has banned the only type of genetically-modified crop grown there, the highly insect-resistant MON 810 maize. Germany is the sixth EU country

Business

Tuesday 14th April

European shares finished up one percent. They had been higher – at their best in two months – but slipped back on news that US retail sales fell

Business

German Woolworth insolvent

The recession has claimed another retailer. The Woolworth chain in Germany and Austria has filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors

Business

More stimulus for Spain

Spain’s shrinking economy could get more stimulus money. One week after he dismissed Pedro Solbes, the country’s fiscally cautious economy

Culture

Japan's animation film

After four years of drawing his characters by hand, Hayao Miyazaki one of Japan’s greatest animation directors, has finished his latest film “Ponyo

Culture

Ways of seeing

A modern art exhibition at the Champs Elysees in Paris makes spectators take a serious look at the optical illusions on the canvas. And in Lisbon

World

Pakistan adopts sharia law deal

In a bid to halt violence, Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari has signed a bill imposing strict Islamic law in the north west of the country

World

Thai protests come to an end

Thai anti-government demonstrators camped around Bangkok Government House have started packing up. Leaders of Thailand’s red shirted protesters

World

Thai protests come to an end

Thai anti-government demonstrators camped around Bangkok Government House have started breaking up. Leaders of Thailand’s red shirted protesters