BREAKING NEWS

2009-06-08

Business

Rosé makers toast mix victory

Don’t mix your drinks – that argument from manufacturers of rosé wine has won out. EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel has abandoned

Don’t mix your drinks – that argument from manufacturers of rosé wine has won out. EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel has abandoned

Business

Arcandor on brink of bankruptcy

With time running out for German retailer Arcandor to avoid bankruptcy, thousands of the company’s workers have marched to draw attention to their

With time running out for German retailer Arcandor to avoid bankruptcy, thousands of the company’s workers have marched to draw attention to their

Business

Swiss jobless trend is up

The number of people out of work in Switzerland inched down in May but the trend still points to higher unemployment. The Swiss economy fell into

The number of people out of work in Switzerland inched down in May but the trend still points to higher unemployment. The Swiss economy fell into

Business

IATA: airlines in crisis

The International Air Transport Association says the global airline industry faces an unprecedented crisis and will likely lose 6.5 billion euros

The International Air Transport Association says the global airline industry faces an unprecedented crisis and will likely lose 6.5 billion euros

Business

Monday 8th June

European shares finished the day down 1.4 percent with investors seemingly concerned the recent rally may have made share prices too strong compared

European shares finished the day down 1.4 percent with investors seemingly concerned the recent rally may have made share prices too strong compared

News

Omar Bongo is dead

Africa’s longest serving leader Gabon president, Omar Bongo has died of a heart attack while undergoing treatment in a Spanish Clinic. He was 73

Africa’s longest serving leader Gabon president, Omar Bongo has died of a heart attack while undergoing treatment in a Spanish Clinic. He was 73

News

Hariri wins Lebanon's parliamentary election

Lebanon’s pro-western ruling coalition has won a surprise victory against Iranian backed Hezbollah and its allies in the country’s parliamentary

Lebanon’s pro-western ruling coalition has won a surprise victory against Iranian backed Hezbollah and its allies in the country’s parliamentary

News

Omagh victims win civil case

Victims of a deadly bombing in Northern Ireland by the breakaway terrorist group the Real IRA have won a landmark civil compensation case against

Victims of a deadly bombing in Northern Ireland by the breakaway terrorist group the Real IRA have won a landmark civil compensation case against

Environment

Wind turbine blows in good fortune

A group of Scottish villagers are harnessing the power of the wind to turn their community green. When a 14-turbine windfarm was built near

A group of Scottish villagers are harnessing the power of the wind to turn their community green. When a 14-turbine windfarm was built near

Science_technology

Battle to save Tarsiers

Tarsiers, one of the smallest monkey species on earth and found only in South East Asia, may be on the brink of extinction in Indonesia’s forested

Tarsiers, one of the smallest monkey species on earth and found only in South East Asia, may be on the brink of extinction in Indonesia’s forested

Culture

'Antichrist' stirs controversy

‘Antichrist’, the latest film from Danish writer and director Lars Von Trier (‘Manderlay,’ ‘The Idiots’ and ‘Dogville’) is releasing in Europe now

‘Antichrist’, the latest film from Danish writer and director Lars Von Trier (‘Manderlay,’ ‘The Idiots’ and ‘Dogville’) is releasing in Europe now

Culture

Life after Blur

After his departure from Britpop kings Blur in 2002, and a disintegrating personal life, few predicted that guitarist Graham Coxon would carve out a

After his departure from Britpop kings Blur in 2002, and a disintegrating personal life, few predicted that guitarist Graham Coxon would carve out a

Europe

Far-right makes hay with fear factor

Gains for the far-right were scattered across the continent without any unified trend emerging. In the Netherlands Geert Wilders’s Freedom Party came

Gains for the far-right were scattered across the continent without any unified trend emerging. In the Netherlands Geert Wilders’s Freedom Party came

Europe

Barroso hopeful result will keep him in office

The President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso is hoping he win win approval for a second term at the EU’s policy-making body following

The President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso is hoping he win win approval for a second term at the EU’s policy-making body following

News

Ukrainian mine workers missing

Twenty six mine workers are missing after an accident in Ukraine. Twenty seven of the 53 miners involved managed to reach the surface, according to

Twenty six mine workers are missing after an accident in Ukraine. Twenty seven of the 53 miners involved managed to reach the surface, according to

Europe

Greens break out of minority ghetto

The European Green parties are celebrating gains which have given the ecology block more than 50 seats in the European parliament so far.   The

The European Green parties are celebrating gains which have given the ecology block more than 50 seats in the European parliament so far.   The

Europe

Portuguese Socialists fail to escape swing to the right

At the finishing post of the Portuguese EU elections, the governing Socialists have fallen behind the opposition conservative Social Democrats

At the finishing post of the Portuguese EU elections, the governing Socialists have fallen behind the opposition conservative Social Democrats

Europe

EU elections put Lisbon Treaty on hold

The unfolding story of the Euro elections leaves the Lisbon Treaty with an uncertain future.   The Czech Republic’s right-wing Civic Democrats took a

The unfolding story of the Euro elections leaves the Lisbon Treaty with an uncertain future.   The Czech Republic’s right-wing Civic Democrats took a

Europe

German EU vote points to black September for left

In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives remain the nation’s strongest party despite registering losses in European polls on Sunday

In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives remain the nation’s strongest party despite registering losses in European polls on Sunday

News

Lebanon's ruling coalition celebrates victory

Lebanon’s governing pro-Western coalition is claiming victory over the Iranian-backed Hezbollah and its allies in the country’s parliamentary

Lebanon’s governing pro-Western coalition is claiming victory over the Iranian-backed Hezbollah and its allies in the country’s parliamentary

Europe

Electors prick Berlusconi bubble

Partial results and projections are now giving Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi between 35% and 35.5% of the vote in the elections for the

Partial results and projections are now giving Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi between 35% and 35.5% of the vote in the elections for the

Europe

Electors savage Irish coalition

Incoming results in Ireland deem it unlikely that Libertas leader Declan Ganley will win his EU parliament seat, and just across the water in the

Incoming results in Ireland deem it unlikely that Libertas leader Declan Ganley will win his EU parliament seat, and just across the water in the

Europe

Night of a thousand cuts for French left

Nicolas Sarkozy and his ruling Conservative party in France, the UMP, have triumphed by stealing the left’s clothes and calling for a “new kind” of

Nicolas Sarkozy and his ruling Conservative party in France, the UMP, have triumphed by stealing the left’s clothes and calling for a “new kind” of

Europe

Dismal night for Brown and Labour

Not a good night for Britain’s Gordon Brown. Support for the prime minister’s ruling Labour party has fallen to 15%, its lowest level in a century

Not a good night for Britain’s Gordon Brown. Support for the prime minister’s ruling Labour party has fallen to 15%, its lowest level in a century

Europe

Spanish Socialists wounded in Euroelection

Reversing nine years of national election defeats Spain’s Conservative party has beaten the ruling Socialist party in the European Parliamentary

Reversing nine years of national election defeats Spain’s Conservative party has beaten the ruling Socialist party in the European Parliamentary

Europe

Turnout hits new low

It was a quiet day at the office for staff at some polling stations across the EU. From an early stage it became clear that predictions of a low

It was a quiet day at the office for staff at some polling stations across the EU. From an early stage it became clear that predictions of a low

Europe

Europe leans to the right

The centre-right has come out on top in Europe after EU elections marked by a record low turnout and harsh lessons for ruling parties in some

The centre-right has come out on top in Europe after EU elections marked by a record low turnout and harsh lessons for ruling parties in some

News

Lebanon governing coalition claims victory in poll

Pro-Sunni supporters take to the streets of Beirut to celebrate the victory of Lebanon’s pro-Western governing coalition in a parliamentary election

Pro-Sunni supporters take to the streets of Beirut to celebrate the victory of Lebanon’s pro-Western governing coalition in a parliamentary election