BREAKING NEWS

2009-05-12

Business

UK retail sales rise

Good news from Britain’s high streets where retail sales rose in April at their fastest pace in three years. The British Retail Consortium said

Good news from Britain’s high streets where retail sales rose in April at their fastest pace in three years. The British Retail Consortium said

Business

Tuesday 12th May

European shares closed slightly lower after a choppy trading session. Weaker financial and mining stocks outweighed drugmakers and energy

European shares closed slightly lower after a choppy trading session. Weaker financial and mining stocks outweighed drugmakers and energy

Business

Details of Spain's economic stimulus

Spain’s new economic stimulus measures are in part an attempt to address soaring unemployment there. The jobless total, at 17.4 percent, is the

Spain’s new economic stimulus measures are in part an attempt to address soaring unemployment there. The jobless total, at 17.4 percent, is the

Business

Nissan posts first loss in nearly a decade

Nissan is the latest car maker to unveil horrible figures because of slumping sales. It lost 1.75 billion euros in the last quarter. Forecasting

Nissan is the latest car maker to unveil horrible figures because of slumping sales. It lost 1.75 billion euros in the last quarter. Forecasting

Business

EADS profit plummets

European aerospace group EADS’s operating profit for the first three months of the year slumped 70 percent to 232 million euros. It blamed costs

European aerospace group EADS’s operating profit for the first three months of the year slumped 70 percent to 232 million euros. It blamed costs

Business

Iberia's loss worse than expected

The financial turmoil in the skies continues. Spain’s Iberia said it suffered a first quarter operating loss of 147 million euros. That was

The financial turmoil in the skies continues. Spain’s Iberia said it suffered a first quarter operating loss of 147 million euros. That was

News

Sichuan earthquake remembered

China is marking the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck the southwest of the country. More than 80,000 people died in the

China is marking the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck the southwest of the country. More than 80,000 people died in the

News

Demjanjuk: the long road to trial

He was born Yvan Demjanjuk in 1920 in the west of Ukraine. After serving in the Red Army at the start of World War Two, he says he was captured by

He was born Yvan Demjanjuk in 1920 in the west of Ukraine. After serving in the Red Army at the start of World War Two, he says he was captured by

Europe

What you are about to see is fictional

But this footage of Europeans voting in a previous round of elections for their Parliament, is real, even though turnout has been poor, and is

But this footage of Europeans voting in a previous round of elections for their Parliament, is real, even though turnout has been poor, and is

Europe

VoteWatch, MEPs and transparency

Some praise it on transparency grounds while others say it misrepresents them.   The website VoteWatch.eu was launched this week, casting light on

Some praise it on transparency grounds while others say it misrepresents them.   The website VoteWatch.eu was launched this week, casting light on

Europe

Czech EU job challenge

Jan Fischer has got to work picking up the leftovers. The new prime minister of the Czech Republic has been meeting senior officials in Brussels

Jan Fischer has got to work picking up the leftovers. The new prime minister of the Czech Republic has been meeting senior officials in Brussels

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Pope in Israel attracts criticism of wartime past

The Pope’s visit to Israel has been attracting an increasing number of critical comments about his wartime role. Israel’s Parliamentary Speaker

The Pope’s visit to Israel has been attracting an increasing number of critical comments about his wartime role. Israel’s Parliamentary Speaker

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Nazi suspect assessed for fitness to stand trial

The world’s most-wanted Nazi suspect, John Demjanjuk, is being monitored by doctors in Germany, to see if the 89-year-old is fit enough to stand

The world’s most-wanted Nazi suspect, John Demjanjuk, is being monitored by doctors in Germany, to see if the 89-year-old is fit enough to stand

News

Zapatero unveils stimulus measures for Spain

The Spanish prime minister has gone on the offensive to turn around the country’s economy and his own political fortunes. He has unveiled a

The Spanish prime minister has gone on the offensive to turn around the country’s economy and his own political fortunes. He has unveiled a

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Freed US journalist in no hurry to leave Iran

The American journalist freed from prison in Iran says she is in no hurry to leave Tehran. Roxana Saberi had her eight-year jail term for spying

The American journalist freed from prison in Iran says she is in no hurry to leave Tehran. Roxana Saberi had her eight-year jail term for spying

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Cameron: Tory MPs will pay back expenses

The leader of Britain’s opposition Conservative Party has apologised for the parliamentary expenses row, and ordered his collegues to pay the money

The leader of Britain’s opposition Conservative Party has apologised for the parliamentary expenses row, and ordered his collegues to pay the money

Culture

Oslo Opera House wins EU architecture award

The Norwegian Opera and Ballet house in Oslo has been awarded this year’s Mies van der Rohe award, the European Union’s prize for contemporary

The Norwegian Opera and Ballet house in Oslo has been awarded this year’s Mies van der Rohe award, the European Union’s prize for contemporary

Culture

Comedy drama City Island on release across Europe

Starring Andy Garcia and Juliana Margulies, “City Island” is the story of an Italian-American family from New York whose members find out nothing is

Starring Andy Garcia and Juliana Margulies, “City Island” is the story of an Italian-American family from New York whose members find out nothing is

Science_technology

Hubble: repair mission finally underway

The long-postponed mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope is finally underway. Scientists hope the work will give the 19-year old satellite

The long-postponed mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope is finally underway. Scientists hope the work will give the 19-year old satellite

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Italy holds two suspected al-Qaeda masterminds

Anti-terrorist police in Italy claim to have caught two al-Qaeda masterminds, in charge of training suicide-bombers and planning to build a super

Anti-terrorist police in Italy claim to have caught two al-Qaeda masterminds, in charge of training suicide-bombers and planning to build a super

News

Voronin elected Moldovan leader

The outgoing Moldovan president, Vladimir Voronin, has been elected speaker of parliament,in a move that critics see as an attempt to hold onto

The outgoing Moldovan president, Vladimir Voronin, has been elected speaker of parliament,in a move that critics see as an attempt to hold onto

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Demjanjuk arrives in Germany for Nazi trial

Alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk has arrived in Germany from the US to face charges of involvement in the killing of 29,000 Jews in

Alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk has arrived in Germany from the US to face charges of involvement in the killing of 29,000 Jews in

News

Pope visits sacred sites in Jerusalem

On the second day of a sensitive trip to Israel the Pope visited powerful symbols of Judaism and Islam in Jerusalem. Following tradition, Benedict

On the second day of a sensitive trip to Israel the Pope visited powerful symbols of Judaism and Islam in Jerusalem. Following tradition, Benedict

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Italy accuses two of being European al-Qaeda kingpins

Prosecutors in Italy have accused two men already in custody of being leading members of al-Qaeda in Europe. Italian anti-terrorist police claim that

Prosecutors in Italy have accused two men already in custody of being leading members of al-Qaeda in Europe. Italian anti-terrorist police claim that

News

China remembers earthquake one year on

China has been remembering an earthquake that devastated Sichuan province in the south west exactly one year ago. Mourners gathered throughout the

China has been remembering an earthquake that devastated Sichuan province in the south west exactly one year ago. Mourners gathered throughout the

News

Pope leaves Jewish audience cold after speech

It was meant to be a “pilgrimage of peace.” But so far, the Pope’s visit to Israel seems only to have exacerbated the tensions between the Jewish

It was meant to be a “pilgrimage of peace.” But so far, the Pope’s visit to Israel seems only to have exacerbated the tensions between the Jewish

Europe

People power in Brussels ahead of vote

Scores of citizens from across the EU have met top policy-makers in Brussels to hand over their recommendations for tackling the economic and social

Scores of citizens from across the EU have met top policy-makers in Brussels to hand over their recommendations for tackling the economic and social

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US names new Afghan commander

All change at the top of US forces in Afghanistan as the US seeks a change of direction in its war on al-Qaeda. After less than a year in the job

All change at the top of US forces in Afghanistan as the US seeks a change of direction in its war on al-Qaeda. After less than a year in the job

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Saakashvili clings on as talks fail

The Georgian opposition is trying to keep up pressure on the government following failed talks with four of its leaders on Monday. Demonstrations

The Georgian opposition is trying to keep up pressure on the government following failed talks with four of its leaders on Monday. Demonstrations