BREAKING NEWS

2009-05-06

Business

Euro zone services pick up

A key index of activity in the services sector in the euro zone has shown its biggest one-month rise since December 2001. The survey of 2,000

Europe

LePen honour forestalled

Jean-Marie Le Pen cannot preside at the new European Parliament’s first session, as custom would have it, because the rules have changed. The two

Business

Wednesday 6th May

European shares finished up more than one percent as encouraging company results have investors hoping the recession is easing. The region’s

Europe

Treaty clears Czech hurdle

The Czech senate has put the bounce back in the Lisbon Treaty. The members of the upper house of parliament in Prague voted 54-20 in favour of

World

Mexico ends flu virus curfew

Thousands of Mexicans have resumed work as the country tries to recover from the new flu virus. A five-day shutdown of shops and businesses has

World

French jailers extend protest

French prison wardens are threatening to extend their protests over poor working conditions and overcrowded jails. For the third consecutive day

World

Briton wins "world's best job"

A British charity worker has won the so-called “best job in the world.” For the next six months, Ben Southall, who’s 34 and from Hampshire in