BREAKING NEWS

2009-05-05

Business

Spanish jobless hits record

The number of people out of work in Spain rose to a record four million in the first three months of the year. The jobless rate hit 17.4 percent

Business

Tuesday 5th May

European shares ended slightly lower having earlier been at their highest in almost four months. London was the big exception – up over two

World

WHO eases Europe's flu fears

Europe is breathing a sigh of relief following news from the World Health Organisation on the deadly flu virus. Though several countries have

World

Merkel visits Stasi dungeons

As part of this year’s 20th anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German Chancellor has visited the main detention centre of

World

Cruelty is issue in EU seal ban

The baby Harp seal’s white coat protects it from more than the elements. It also wards of hunters as the animal is legally safeguarded in Canada

World

Lavrov backs out of NATO talks

Relations between NATO and Moscow continue to be strained at the highest level with Russia’s Foreign Minister now saying he will not attend a joint

Sci-tech

Hot new heating invention

Joseph Le Mer has invented a new kind of greener, money-saving heating system which recently won the “Small and Medium Enterprises and Research”

Culture

Toon Comp Triumph

This year, out of more than 800 cartoons from 72 countries entered for the 5th “World Press Cartoon” competition, the Grand Prix was won by Mexican

Culture

Angels and Demons in Rome

“The Da Vinci Code” sequel, “Angels and Demons” premiered in Rome this week and director Ron Howard hit the red carpet with star Tom Hanks and writer

World

The EU votes to save the seals.

The European Parliament has banned the import of all products derived from seal hunting. The vote also puts an end to the export from and transit

World

Wedding massacre in Turkey

A hospital in south east Turkey is continuing to care for the survivors of one of the country’s worst civilian attacks in recent times. The death

Europe

Roaming charges

Brussels continues to keep the heat on mobile phone operators. The biggest issue remains roaming charges. So what is happening with the rates that

Europe

Political groups

736 members will be elected to the European Parliament in 4-7 June voting. How is the assembly organised?

World

Polish shipyarders cry foul

The workers at Europe’s most famous shipyard are sending out a last SOS. Gdansk – Solidarity’s cradle, star of the fight for democracy, is fading

World

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