Ban on a mission to Myanmar

The Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, is in Myanmar to try and persuade its military leaders to release political prisoners and follow the


Trichet talks to euronews

With Wall Street on a fourth of July holiday weekend it was up to Europe to cap the week on the markets, and they closed with a whimper, down


Spanish recession deepens

May industrial output figures for Spain look grim, with a deeper-than-forecast 20.5 percent drop year on year. It is the 13th straight month of


French call for EU milk help

The new French Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire has appealed to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to intervene in the falling milk


L'Aquila prepares for G8 summit

Tremors continue to trouble the Italian town of L’Aquila, the venue for next week’s G8 summit. It was a strong earthquake in April that brought


U2 360º tour kicks off

90,000 U2 fans literally ran into the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona for the first gig of U2’s new 360º tour on 30th June. The tour name refers


Ice Age 3 sizzles

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – aka Ice Age 3 is on release across the world this summer. The loveable gang are back and on flying form, with the


UK fears huge surge in flu cases

Health officials in Spain and France have played down fears of a surge in H1N1 flu cases, saying British warnings are exaggerated. Spain has Europe’s


Russia to host Obama

Moscow is preparing to host US President Barack Obama on a visit it is hoped will improve relations between the two superpowers. In a video blog