BREAKING NEWS

2009-05-07

Europe

Eastern Partnership launched

The European Union has launched a plan for closer ties with six former Soviet republics. The Czech EU Presidency laid on a warm welcome in Prague

Business

Asset writedowns hit SocGen

French bank Societe Generale has unveiled surprisingly poor results. It slumped to a first quarter net loss of 278 million euros. That compares

World

Conflict

The mass exodus of civilians fleeing fighting in Pakistan’s Swat valley is causing a humanitarian crisis, according to UN aid agencies. As