Monday 4th May

European shares finished sharply higher, but trading volume was thin with London closed for a public holiday. Commodities shares were the best


Anti-semitic lists in EU poll?

The French authorities want to ban a stand-up comic turned “anti-Zionist” activist from fielding lists of candidates in European elections next


Chinese economic green shoots

A new survey of Chinese manufacturing seems to show the country’s economy is on the road to recovery helped by massive government fiscal and monetary


Fiat lobbies over Opel merger

A radical overhaul of the European car industry could be closer after the boss of Italy’s Fiat met top German politicians about a merger with Opel


Tamasha mix Bronte & Bollywood

One of the most instantly recognisable titles in English fiction, ‘Wuthering Heights’ arrives as a musical at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith this


Nepal in turmoil as PM resigns

Security forces in Nepal are on high alert after the Prime Minister resigned in a row over who is in charge. The premier sacked the head of the army


Fiat pitches its plan for Opel

The German government is hearing Fiat’s plans to take control of Opel and create a European car-making giant. Fiat’s CEO Sergio Marchionne says he


British PM faces 'friendly fire'

The British Local Government Secretary, Hazel Blears has stirred up a political storm after warning Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government faced


Liebermann starts European tour

Israel’s right-wing new Foreign Minister begins a four-nation tour of Europe today, trying to ease concerns over his government’s stance towards a