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

Business

Tuesday 12th May

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

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

World

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

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

World

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