BREAKING NEWS

2009-04-28

World

What is swine flu?

The recent virus has left many questions unanswered but most experts agree that pork is still safe to eat. This, they say, is because the

Europe

Albania EU's latest applicant

Albania has formally applied to join the European Union. Prime Minister Sali Berisha took the step in a meeting with outgoing Czech Prime Minister

Europe

Working week stalemate

The economic squeeze has tipped the EU into a stalemate over the maximum allowable working week. Years of negotiations have collapsed. This opens up

World

Cyprus property ruling EU-wide

The European Union’s top court has ruled that legal verdicts by Greek Cypriot courts are binding throughout the bloc. This supports Cypriot Meletis

Business

Vestas sheds jobs

The world’s biggest wind-turbine maker Vestas, is cutting nearly 2,000 jobs. The Danish company which is cutting about nine percent of its

Business

European markets suffer

European markets fell, for two main reasons. Investors worried about the economic impact of swine flu, as well as concerns in the banking sector

Business

Banks under pressure

European bank stocks suffered falls, as the global recession bites. There was anger at Fortis, which was once the largest bank in Belgium. Its

Business

Daimler feels the downturn

The economic downturn has hit the luxury car market. German automobile maker Daimler has reported losses for the first time in ten years. The

Business

BP slashes costs

London-based BP said it was learning to live with oil at 50 dollar a barrel, by slashing costs. Profits were down 62 percent , but that was

Business

EuroDisney loses visitors

British and Spanish visitors are deserting EuroDisney in Paris. The largest theme park operator in Europe has made a net loss of over 70 million

Culture

Ida Maria eyes US market

The Norwegian rock star Ida Maria has just released her debut album in the United States. The album “Fortress Around my Heart” was recorded between

Culture

X-men origins: Wolverine

More muscly than ever, Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine in the 4th film of the X-Men franchise. The film is a prequel in which the stunts and

Europe

Rapex Regulates Safety

EU regulations say producers and distributors, whether in the EU or not, are only allowed to sell products which have been proved safe. But is this