Albania's major roadworks

Albania is the latest candidate to become a member of the European Union. One of the continent’s poorest countries is moving ahead with major


Acidic emission caps tighten

Environment chiefs have agreed new laws to tighten minimum standards on nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide emissions in the EU. This is acid


Toyota facing rough time

The new boss at Toyota has sketched out his plans for returning it to profit. Akio Toyoda promised a back to basics approach in response to the


Thursday 25th June

European shares finished down, but had been much lower earlier in the session as investors reacted to the record decline in euro zone industrial


US Q1 GDP improved

It seems the US economy shrank slightly less than previously thought in the early part of this year. New government figures showed widespread


The space business

The Paris Airshow is a giant marketplace for all things aerospace. But what drives the space industry? What’s it all about? Variously, people at


Transformers: more of the same

The second Transformers movie – the Revenge of the Fallen – is out now but struggling for good reviews despite a budget rumoured to be around 300


Putin's pork price chop

The Russian Prime Minister went shopping in Moscow, and succeeded in getting a supermarket manager to cut the price of his meat. Vladimir Putin