BREAKING NEWS

2009-06-18

Science_technology

Climate change accelerating

In the Alps of Cervinia in Northern Italy, as a result of global warming temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else in Europe. The Alps

In the Alps of Cervinia in Northern Italy, as a result of global warming temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else in Europe. The Alps

Culture

Joe Meek biopic hits screens

“Telstar” is a biopic about Joe Meek – the legendary but fatally flawed music producer who committed suicide in 1967. Meek, forced into the closet

“Telstar” is a biopic about Joe Meek – the legendary but fatally flawed music producer who committed suicide in 1967. Meek, forced into the closet

Culture

A museum fit for the Elgin marbles?

The vast and beautiful new Acropolis Museum opens its doors in Athens. The 130 million euro construction, controversial for its modernity in such an

The vast and beautiful new Acropolis Museum opens its doors in Athens. The 130 million euro construction, controversial for its modernity in such an

Europe

Demining Jordan

Unexploded and abandoned war munitions still remain a massive problem in the Mediterranean and Middle East. To tackle this NATO and Jordon have

Unexploded and abandoned war munitions still remain a massive problem in the Mediterranean and Middle East. To tackle this NATO and Jordon have

News

Protests outside EU summit meeting

Climate change activists and farmers have been staging protests outside the EU summit in Brussels amid tight security. EU leaders are debating the

Climate change activists and farmers have been staging protests outside the EU summit in Brussels amid tight security. EU leaders are debating the

News

EU summit gets underway

Leaders from the 27 European Union members have been arriving in Brussels for a summit. They’re going to hear Jose Manuel Barroso set out his

Leaders from the 27 European Union members have been arriving in Brussels for a summit. They’re going to hear Jose Manuel Barroso set out his

News

Iran's Basij Militia comes under the spotlight

Monday June 15, Azadi square, Teheran. Amateur video footage appears to show Iran’s religious Basij force firing on demonstrators outside the

Monday June 15, Azadi square, Teheran. Amateur video footage appears to show Iran’s religious Basij force firing on demonstrators outside the

News

Mongolia's new president sworn in

Mongolia’s new president has been sworn in with a pledge to fight corruption. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj promised to use the nation’s natural resources

Mongolia’s new president has been sworn in with a pledge to fight corruption. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj promised to use the nation’s natural resources

News

Cameron says "sorry" over expenses oversight

On the day the expense claims of every British Member of Parliament was published on the internet the leader of the Tory opposition has apologised

On the day the expense claims of every British Member of Parliament was published on the internet the leader of the Tory opposition has apologised

News

Renowned German sociologist dies aged 80

German-British sociologist and politician Lord Ralf Dahrendorf has died at the age of 80. One of Germany’s most renowned intellectuals, he was

German-British sociologist and politician Lord Ralf Dahrendorf has died at the age of 80. One of Germany’s most renowned intellectuals, he was

News

Iranian rulers agree to meet election candidates

Authorities have imposed severe reporting restrictions, making it difficult to get a clear and comprehensive idea of developments in Iran. The

Authorities have imposed severe reporting restrictions, making it difficult to get a clear and comprehensive idea of developments in Iran. The

News

Peru votes on overturning controversial land-use law

Peru’s parliament is voting on repealing two controversial land-use laws that have sparked bloody protests. Prime Minister Yehude Simon has

Peru’s parliament is voting on repealing two controversial land-use laws that have sparked bloody protests. Prime Minister Yehude Simon has

News

Call girl claims stir debate on Berlusconi's rule

Silvio Berlusconi’s colourful private life is topping the political agenda in Italy again after allegations about call-girls attending parties at his

Silvio Berlusconi’s colourful private life is topping the political agenda in Italy again after allegations about call-girls attending parties at his

News

Sombre protests as Iran victims mourned

A rally in Iran against what is alleged to have been a rigged election had a sombre atmosphere as protesters honoured eight people killed in the

A rally in Iran against what is alleged to have been a rigged election had a sombre atmosphere as protesters honoured eight people killed in the

Business

Thursday 18th June

European shares have finished up 1.29 percent after a day of choppy trading due to the quarterly expiration of options and futures contracts

European shares have finished up 1.29 percent after a day of choppy trading due to the quarterly expiration of options and futures contracts

Business

Aramco and Total go ahead with Saudi refinery

Saudi Aramco and French energy company Total have agreed to invest almost seven billion euros to build a refinery in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. It is

Saudi Aramco and French energy company Total have agreed to invest almost seven billion euros to build a refinery in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. It is

Business

Fiat calls for help over job cuts

Fiat has called on Italy’s government and the country’s trade unions to back its efforts to maintain jobs while cutting output in response to falling

Fiat has called on Italy’s government and the country’s trade unions to back its efforts to maintain jobs while cutting output in response to falling

Business

Airbus gets orders from Hungarian and Chinese

At a tough time for aircraft orders, Airbus is beating its arch-rival Boeing in announcement at the Paris Air Show. Airbus and Hungarian budget

At a tough time for aircraft orders, Airbus is beating its arch-rival Boeing in announcement at the Paris Air Show. Airbus and Hungarian budget

Business

Droning on to profits at Paris

Passenger plane sales may be slumping, but drones – or unmanned aerial vehicles to give them their proper name – are starring at this year’s Paris

Passenger plane sales may be slumping, but drones – or unmanned aerial vehicles to give them their proper name – are starring at this year’s Paris

News

Iran: protesters mourn dead as rallies continue

The focus of protests in Iran today is on those who have died in the post-election unrest. Supporters of the reformist opposition candidate

The focus of protests in Iran today is on those who have died in the post-election unrest. Supporters of the reformist opposition candidate

News

Cruise ship quarantined after flu outbreak

A cruise ship with some 1,200 people on board has been quarantined in Venezuela because of an outbreak of the new strain of flu. The Ocean Dream

A cruise ship with some 1,200 people on board has been quarantined in Venezuela because of an outbreak of the new strain of flu. The Ocean Dream

News

Israeli foreign minister stands firm on settlements

Israel and the US have been in talks on West Bank settlements but there is no sign of a breakthrough on the divisive issue. The Israeli foreign

Israel and the US have been in talks on West Bank settlements but there is no sign of a breakthrough on the divisive issue. The Israeli foreign

News

British MPs expenses published on internet

Details of British MPs’ expenses have been officially published on the internet although key information such as addresses has been blanked out

Details of British MPs’ expenses have been officially published on the internet although key information such as addresses has been blanked out

News

EU leaders meet for crucial summit in Brussels

Two weeks after a European election marked by a record low turnout, EU leaders are meeting today to vote on a number of key decisions. The

Two weeks after a European election marked by a record low turnout, EU leaders are meeting today to vote on a number of key decisions. The

News

The life and times of Jose Manuel Barroso

The President of the European Union’s executive body is expected to remain in the job. Though critics say he has placed free markets ahead of

The President of the European Union’s executive body is expected to remain in the job. Though critics say he has placed free markets ahead of

News

Berlusconi faces "girls and parties" claims

Italy’s Prime Minister has reacted angrily to a newspaper report which alleges that women were paid to attend parties in his villas in Rome and

Italy’s Prime Minister has reacted angrily to a newspaper report which alleges that women were paid to attend parties in his villas in Rome and

News

Another British government minister resigns

A UK Treasury Minister has resigned after reports that she avoided paying almost 20 thousand euros in capital gains tax on the sale of one of her two

A UK Treasury Minister has resigned after reports that she avoided paying almost 20 thousand euros in capital gains tax on the sale of one of her two