BREAKING NEWS

2009-06-19

Business

Friday 18th June

European shares finished the day up one percent trimming the losses over the week. And the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index is now one third

Business

Air France to cut more jobs

Europe’s biggest airline,Air France-KLM, may need to cut a further 3,000 jobs its chief executive has confirmed. Asked to comment on a newspaper

Business

Total fires UK builders

The French energy group Total has fired around 900 construction workers who were building a new facility at oil refinery in the UK. Total said

Business

Porsche sales slowdown

Porsche’s latest figures show a decline in earnings for the last nine months. Turnover was down 15 percent to 4.6 billion euros. Sales fell

World

No bloodbath says Bani Sadr

The first man to hold the post of President following Iran’s Islamic Revolution says he does not believe the current crisis will lead to a blood

Europe

Farmers protest at EU summit

For a second day running, Europe’s dairy farmers have been protesting outside the European Union summit in Brussels. They have used their tractors

World

Spanish philanthropist mourned

Tributes are being paid to a Catalan philanthopist, known as Spain’s Mother Teresa, who has died at the age of 89. Since arriving in Mumbai in

Europe

New faces, big changes?

Their seats secure, 736 members are getting ready to start a new legislative period in the European Parliament. Among the new faces are veteran

World

Iran tense amid pause in protests

It is not clear yet what impact the Ayatollah’s call for an end to the protests will have. Ahmadinejad’s opponents had been expected to stay off the

World

Ayatollah calls for calm

Iran’s top religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamanei, has appealed for opposition supporters to end their street protests against the result of the

World

Allende's widow dies at 94

Hortensia Bussi, the widow of former Chilean President Salvador Allende, has died at the age of 94. The renowed left-wing activist passed away in

World

ETA blamed for deadly car bomb

ETA has been blamed for a car bombing that’s left a police inspector dead. A cloud of black smoke and flames poured from the car shortly after the