BREAKING NEWS

2009-04-29

Business

Chairman of Societe General calls it a day

The Chairman of Societe Generale is to step down. Daniel Bouton, Chairman of France’s third largest bank says his decision comes after repeated

The Chairman of Societe Generale is to step down. Daniel Bouton, Chairman of France’s third largest bank says his decision comes after repeated

Business

US economy continues to fall

The US economy plunged again in the first quarter of 2009, its worst performance for five decades. This reflected further declines in housing. and

The US economy plunged again in the first quarter of 2009, its worst performance for five decades. This reflected further declines in housing. and

Business

Banks tighten credit

March saw the slowest growth in European loans to households and businesses, since records began 18 years ago. Banks tightened credit as the

March saw the slowest growth in European loans to households and businesses, since records began 18 years ago. Banks tightened credit as the

Business

Fortis can sell to BNP Paribas

Fortis has been given the go-ahead to sell its assets to BNP Paribas. A shareholder meeting in the Netherlands has cleared the way for Belgian

Fortis has been given the go-ahead to sell its assets to BNP Paribas. A shareholder meeting in the Netherlands has cleared the way for Belgian

Business

European markets show improvement

European stocks showed a marked improvement on the first half of this week. Banks fared well. Europe’s largest Bank, Santander, led the

European stocks showed a marked improvement on the first half of this week. Banks fared well. Europe’s largest Bank, Santander, led the

Business

Germany's economy in trouble

The German government says economic forecasts are worse than predicted. It says the economy will shrink by six percent this year, the steepest

The German government says economic forecasts are worse than predicted. It says the economy will shrink by six percent this year, the steepest

Europe

EPP's EP presidential contenders

Warsaw is hosting a meeting of the European People’s Party, centre-right, which is launching its campaign for this June’s EU elections. The EPP forms

Warsaw is hosting a meeting of the European People’s Party, centre-right, which is launching its campaign for this June’s EU elections. The EPP forms

Europe

Politicians urged to talk more

Expectations are high for the European institutions, but just a few weeks before voting time for a new parliament, two out of three people eligible

Expectations are high for the European institutions, but just a few weeks before voting time for a new parliament, two out of three people eligible

News

President Obama's first 100 days

The 100-day landmark is seen as a measure of potential rather than success. Barack Obama’s stated intention just before taking office was to hit

The 100-day landmark is seen as a measure of potential rather than success. Barack Obama’s stated intention just before taking office was to hit

News

Flu edging closer to level 5 on WHO scale

As part of the EU’s response to the swine flu threat health officials have met representatives of the pharmaceutical industry to discuss stocks of

As part of the EU’s response to the swine flu threat health officials have met representatives of the pharmaceutical industry to discuss stocks of

News

Berlusconi in the dog house with his wife again

The wife of Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has slammed her husband’s idea of fielding TV starlets and models as candidates in June’s European

The wife of Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has slammed her husband’s idea of fielding TV starlets and models as candidates in June’s European

News

German foreign minister visits Afghan

The German foreign minister has made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, meeting President Hamid Karzai. Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit comes on the

The German foreign minister has made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, meeting President Hamid Karzai. Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit comes on the

News

Worrying new flu case in Spain

As the swine flu death toll creeps higher, and the virus continues to spread, a man in Spain has become the first person not to have caught the bug

As the swine flu death toll creeps higher, and the virus continues to spread, a man in Spain has become the first person not to have caught the bug

Science_technology

CHINESE WALL NOW EVEN GREATER

According to a new survey, the Great Wall of China is up to a third longer than previously estimated: during the Ming Dynasty, the wall was not a

According to a new survey, the Great Wall of China is up to a third longer than previously estimated: during the Ming Dynasty, the wall was not a

Culture

ART COLOGNE IN THE DARK

Art Cologne, in Germany, is one of the largest art fairs in Europe. It showcases modern classics, post-war and contemporary art. It attracts 180

Art Cologne, in Germany, is one of the largest art fairs in Europe. It showcases modern classics, post-war and contemporary art. It attracts 180

Science_technology

LEATHERBACK TURTLES FACE EXTINCTION

Leatherback turtles are disappearing fast and face extinction despite international efforts to save them. Turtle egg poaching, hunting for meat and

Leatherback turtles are disappearing fast and face extinction despite international efforts to save them. Turtle egg poaching, hunting for meat and

Culture

SUSAN MOGUL IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The International Documentary Film Festival in Nyon Switzerland, this year honoured Susan Mogul. Her films are quirky and autobiographical. She

The International Documentary Film Festival in Nyon Switzerland, this year honoured Susan Mogul. Her films are quirky and autobiographical. She

News

Obama's gift on first 100 days in office

On his 100th day in charge at the oval office, US President Barack Obama has been given a boost after the dramatic defection of a senior Republican

On his 100th day in charge at the oval office, US President Barack Obama has been given a boost after the dramatic defection of a senior Republican

News

UK unveils new Afghan strategy

The UK is to send more soldiers to Afghanistan ahead of forthcoming presidential elections in the country this August. While Prime Minister

The UK is to send more soldiers to Afghanistan ahead of forthcoming presidential elections in the country this August. While Prime Minister

News

Debate over how to fight swine flu

France says it will ask the European Union to suspend all flights going to Mexico at a meeting of EU health ministers tomorrow. The US, Canada and

France says it will ask the European Union to suspend all flights going to Mexico at a meeting of EU health ministers tomorrow. The US, Canada and

News

First swine flu death in the US

As efforts are stepped up to try to stop the spread of swine flu, the US has confirmed its first death and Germany is the latest country to confirm

As efforts are stepped up to try to stop the spread of swine flu, the US has confirmed its first death and Germany is the latest country to confirm

News

Turkish soldiers killed in suspected rebel blast

Ten Turkish soldiers have been killed in a bomb explosion in the mainly Kurdish southeast of the country. It is the deadliest attack on Turkish

Ten Turkish soldiers have been killed in a bomb explosion in the mainly Kurdish southeast of the country. It is the deadliest attack on Turkish

News

Kyrgyzstan denies talks on keeping US base open

Kyrgyzstan says it is not holding any talks with Washington on allowing the US to keep its air base in the country, contradicting claims from the

Kyrgyzstan says it is not holding any talks with Washington on allowing the US to keep its air base in the country, contradicting claims from the

News

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News

Societe Generale chairman resigns

The chairman of the French bank Societe Generale has announcd his resignation. The departure of Daniel Bouton comes amid on-going controversy over

The chairman of the French bank Societe Generale has announcd his resignation. The departure of Daniel Bouton comes amid on-going controversy over

News

Russia says no row with Bulgaria over gas

Russia says it has overcome differences with Bulgaria over Moscow’s planned South Stream gas route to Europe. It comes after Vladimir Putin pulled

Russia says it has overcome differences with Bulgaria over Moscow’s planned South Stream gas route to Europe. It comes after Vladimir Putin pulled

News

Message in a bottle discovered at Auschwitz

Builders working near the site of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland have found a message hidden by prisoners 65 years ago. Even though

Builders working near the site of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland have found a message hidden by prisoners 65 years ago. Even though