BREAKING NEWS

2009-06-01

News

Missing Air France plane probably crashed into Atlantic

It now seems almost certain an Air France passenger jet that went missing between Rio de Janeiro and Paris has crashed into the Atlantic Ocean

It now seems almost certain an Air France passenger jet that went missing between Rio de Janeiro and Paris has crashed into the Atlantic Ocean

News

Missing Air France plane thought to have crashed

It is now believed that an Air France passenger plane that disappeared over the Atlantic overnight on its way from Rio to Paris crashed into the

It is now believed that an Air France passenger plane that disappeared over the Atlantic overnight on its way from Rio to Paris crashed into the

Business

Stocks make gains after good data from China

Global stock markets enjoyed a good day on Monday amid hope the global recession has done its worst. A third consecutive month of Chinese

Global stock markets enjoyed a good day on Monday amid hope the global recession has done its worst. A third consecutive month of Chinese

Europe

Brown warns against BNP in EU election

Gordon Brown and the UK Labour Party are bracing for humiliation in this Thursday’s European election. The Prime Minister’s popularity is

Gordon Brown and the UK Labour Party are bracing for humiliation in this Thursday’s European election. The Prime Minister’s popularity is

News

French crisis support for passengers' families

Relatives of those on board the missing Air France Airbus are being cared for in a special area of Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Loved ones

Relatives of those on board the missing Air France Airbus are being cared for in a special area of Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Loved ones

Europe

EU-Mideast relations

The question: “I’d like to know: What will the Middle East’s relations with Europe be like for the future, and how will this influence the

The question: “I’d like to know: What will the Middle East’s relations with Europe be like for the future, and how will this influence the

Business

Factors behind GM's failure

It took a combination of bad management, bad timing and bad luck to bring the world’s mightiest industrial giant to its knees. General Motors had

It took a combination of bad management, bad timing and bad luck to bring the world’s mightiest industrial giant to its knees. General Motors had

News

Euro campaign finds UK more sceptic

The continuing expenses scandal in Britain has cast a long shadow over Thursday’s European election. Three weeks of allegations, accusations and

The continuing expenses scandal in Britain has cast a long shadow over Thursday’s European election. Three weeks of allegations, accusations and

News

Investigators focus on A330's distress messages

If the missing Air France passengers and crew are confirmed dead – as looks increasingly likely – it would be the worst accident involving the Airbus

If the missing Air France passengers and crew are confirmed dead – as looks increasingly likely – it would be the worst accident involving the Airbus

Business

GM bankruptcy marks the end of an empire.

General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection after more than 100 years in business, signalling the biggest industrial failure in US history

General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection after more than 100 years in business, signalling the biggest industrial failure in US history

News

Big proportion of passengers on board Brazilian.

At the Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, where the stricken flight had taken off, relatives gathered to await firm news of the

At the Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, where the stricken flight had taken off, relatives gathered to await firm news of the

Culture

Phoenix teases Mozart fans

Big stars in the US, but almost unknown in Europe, pop band Phoenix have just released their latest album “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” – a cheeky and

Big stars in the US, but almost unknown in Europe, pop band Phoenix have just released their latest album “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” – a cheeky and

Culture

Coming Up

Pixar’s latest animation “UP” launched proceedings at Cannes this year and is set to be a summer smash for families. The film is Pixar’s first foray

Pixar’s latest animation “UP” launched proceedings at Cannes this year and is set to be a summer smash for families. The film is Pixar’s first foray

Science_technology

Eco-friendly building in Serbia

Milenko Milenkovic, a Serbian engineer and inventor, has unveiled his eco-friendly house, 40 kilometers south of Belgrade. The dome-shaped

Milenko Milenkovic, a Serbian engineer and inventor, has unveiled his eco-friendly house, 40 kilometers south of Belgrade. The dome-shaped

News

Air France jet vanishes - 228 on board missing

An Air France passenger jet has gone missing on a flight from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to Paris. French airport officials say they have no hope

An Air France passenger jet has gone missing on a flight from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to Paris. French airport officials say they have no hope

News

Opel deal puts pressure on Merkel's coalition

The German government’s decision to step in and save struggling car manufacturer Opel has opened up divisions in the country’s ruling coalition

The German government’s decision to step in and save struggling car manufacturer Opel has opened up divisions in the country’s ruling coalition

News

Last Titanic survivor dies

She was only nine weeks old, the youngest passenger on board when her family set off for a new life in America. Instead Millvina Dean’s destiny was

She was only nine weeks old, the youngest passenger on board when her family set off for a new life in America. Instead Millvina Dean’s destiny was

News

Palermo refuse strike to continue

There is no sign of an end to the refuse workers’ strike in Palermo. The Sicilian city is being buried under binbags, and on Sunday firemen were

There is no sign of an end to the refuse workers’ strike in Palermo. The Sicilian city is being buried under binbags, and on Sunday firemen were

News

"I won't resign when there's work to do" says Brown

The British Labour government appears to be heading towards an electoral wipeout on Thursday in local and European elections. The latest polls

The British Labour government appears to be heading towards an electoral wipeout on Thursday in local and European elections. The latest polls

News

GM prepares bankruptcy strategy

Senior General Motors executives and US Treasury officials have finalised plans for the biggest industrial bankruptcy in America’s history. They

Senior General Motors executives and US Treasury officials have finalised plans for the biggest industrial bankruptcy in America’s history. They