BREAKING NEWS

2009-04-15

Business

Wednesday 15th April

European shares finished the day lower. Financial stocks resumed their slide after UBS reported a first-quarter loss and as the boost from strong

European shares finished the day lower. Financial stocks resumed their slide after UBS reported a first-quarter loss and as the boost from strong

Business

Air France-KLM to cut more jobs

Air France-KLM has said it is looking to cut between 2,500 and 3,000 jobs in the next two financial years. Europe’s biggest airline will avoid

Air France-KLM has said it is looking to cut between 2,500 and 3,000 jobs in the next two financial years. Europe’s biggest airline will avoid

Business

Lamborghini's profit accelerates

In the midst of the recession there were mixed results from luxury sports car maker Lamborghini. Its sales last year were virtually flat, but it

In the midst of the recession there were mixed results from luxury sports car maker Lamborghini. Its sales last year were virtually flat, but it

Business

Fiat threatens to quit Chrysler tie-up talks

Fiat’s chief executive has warned he will walk away from partnership talks with Chrysler unless the troubled US carmaker’s unions agreed to cut

Fiat’s chief executive has warned he will walk away from partnership talks with Chrysler unless the troubled US carmaker’s unions agreed to cut

Business

Chinese GDP growth slows further

China’s annual economic growth in the first three months of this year was around six percent according to a government researcher. That is the

China’s annual economic growth in the first three months of this year was around six percent according to a government researcher. That is the

Europe

Net tightens for Europe's tuna catchers

Europe’s tuna fishermen are having new restrictions imposed on their catches just as they put to sea for the 2009 season. In order to protect

Europe’s tuna fishermen are having new restrictions imposed on their catches just as they put to sea for the 2009 season. In order to protect

Europe

EU officials face battle to avoid election washout

June’s European elections are being billed by EU officials as a chance for the bloc’s citizens to make their choice. However, recent polls suggest up

June’s European elections are being billed by EU officials as a chance for the bloc’s citizens to make their choice. However, recent polls suggest up

News

UBS deep in the red cuts more jobs

Red flags and red ink were the backdrop to the annual shareholders’ meeting at UBS, Switzerland’s biggest and most battered bank. Investors, who

Red flags and red ink were the backdrop to the annual shareholders’ meeting at UBS, Switzerland’s biggest and most battered bank. Investors, who

News

French fishing blockade brings cross-channel chaos

Cross-channel travel between Britain and mainland Europe is at a virtual standstill for the second day running because of a blockade of ports by

Cross-channel travel between Britain and mainland Europe is at a virtual standstill for the second day running because of a blockade of ports by

News

Earthquake survivors demand answers

Just over a week after the deadly earthquake which shook the centre of Italy, people are still trying to understand why so many buildings collapsed

Just over a week after the deadly earthquake which shook the centre of Italy, people are still trying to understand why so many buildings collapsed

News

US condemns North Korean move over inspectors

As international tensions rise over North Korea’s move to kick out UN weapons inspectors and restart work on its nuclear programme, activists in the

As international tensions rise over North Korea’s move to kick out UN weapons inspectors and restart work on its nuclear programme, activists in the

News

Moldova's election recount begins

Electoral officials in Moldova have begun recounting more than 1.5 million votes following a violently disputed election. Moldova’s

Electoral officials in Moldova have begun recounting more than 1.5 million votes following a violently disputed election. Moldova’s

News

Demos for and against controversial Afghan law

There have been demonstrations in Kabul for and against a controversial new law which opponents say legalises the rape of many married women in

There have been demonstrations in Kabul for and against a controversial new law which opponents say legalises the rape of many married women in

Science_technology

Skycat: Greener air and sea transport

Skycat, being built in Bedford UK, is a hybrid aircraft which consumes up to 70 percent less fuel than a normal plane. And Eoseas, a low-energy ship

Skycat, being built in Bedford UK, is a hybrid aircraft which consumes up to 70 percent less fuel than a normal plane. And Eoseas, a low-energy ship

Science_technology

Deep brain stimulation

Doctors at the Central Hospital in Rennes are carrying out operations using electrodes planted deep in the brain, to try to cure illnesses like

Doctors at the Central Hospital in Rennes are carrying out operations using electrodes planted deep in the brain, to try to cure illnesses like

Culture

Landmines in focus

The victims of landmine explosions in over 78 countries are commemorated in a UN exhibition in New York. It also highlights the plight of half a

The victims of landmine explosions in over 78 countries are commemorated in a UN exhibition in New York. It also highlights the plight of half a

News

India prepares for general election

India is gearing up for a general election that could see the ruling Congress party re-elected at the head of a weak coalition. More than 700

India is gearing up for a general election that could see the ruling Congress party re-elected at the head of a weak coalition. More than 700

News

Nazi survivor deportation from US delayed

The deportation to Germany of accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk has been halted after a US appeals court decided to review his case

The deportation to Germany of accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk has been halted after a US appeals court decided to review his case

News

Second inquiry into suspected G20 police violence

A second suspected incident of police violence during anti-G20 protests earlier this month in London is being investigated after new video footage

A second suspected incident of police violence during anti-G20 protests earlier this month in London is being investigated after new video footage

News

Belgium refuses to budge over hunger strikers

The Belgian government has warned it will not give in to the demands of hundreds of illegal immigrants who are staging a hunger strike. Around

The Belgian government has warned it will not give in to the demands of hundreds of illegal immigrants who are staging a hunger strike. Around

News

UBS announces large job cuts

Switzerland’s biggest bank UBS has said it is to axe almost 9000 staff worldwide in an effort to claw back mounting losses. Severely hit by the

Switzerland’s biggest bank UBS has said it is to axe almost 9000 staff worldwide in an effort to claw back mounting losses. Severely hit by the

News

Protests over new Hungarian Prime Minister

The fast-tracked appointment of Hungary’s new prime minister has sparked angry street protests. Thousands gathered in Budapest to denounce the

The fast-tracked appointment of Hungary’s new prime minister has sparked angry street protests. Thousands gathered in Budapest to denounce the

News

Alleged death camp guard's deportation halted

A man wanted in Germany on suspicion of being Nazi death camp guard Ivan the Terrible has had his deportation order from the United States suspended

A man wanted in Germany on suspicion of being Nazi death camp guard Ivan the Terrible has had his deportation order from the United States suspended

News

French fishing boats blockade channel ports

French fishing trawlers are blockading three Channel ports – disrupting ferry and freight traffic in a row over fishing quotas. Entire fleets of

French fishing trawlers are blockading three Channel ports – disrupting ferry and freight traffic in a row over fishing quotas. Entire fleets of

News

Haiti wins backing for rebuilding programme

Haiti – the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere – has won pledges of 245 million euros from donors to embark on a massive rebuilding programme

Haiti – the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere – has won pledges of 245 million euros from donors to embark on a massive rebuilding programme

News

US "First Dog" is presented to newshounds

At times, it was hard to tell who was taking who for a walk as America’s new presidential puppy was finally presented to the media. For a moment

At times, it was hard to tell who was taking who for a walk as America’s new presidential puppy was finally presented to the media. For a moment