BREAKING NEWS

2009-07-06

Europe

Energy market

Europe’s energy markets have been fully open to competition in theory for two years now. But how opened up are the gas and electricity sectors really?

Europe

Solana to bow out

European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana has said he will step down in October when his 10-year mandate expires. This was in an interview

Europe

EP, Stockholm discuss Barroso

The new European Parliament’s group heads have made the customary trip to the EU’s presiding nation, which is Sweden for the second half of this

World

Centre-right wins in Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s centre-right GERB party is seeking a coalition partner after beating the socialists in a national election. Party leader Boiko Borisov

World

140 killed in riots in China

At least 140 people have been killed and more than 800 injured in rioting in western China’s volatile Xinjiang region. Officials said the death

Business

Monday 6th July

European bourses have continued their decline for a third straight week,hitting their lowest in seven weeks. London, Frankfurt and Paris all fell

Business

Banks told lend more money

World economic leaders are telling the commercial banks to must lend more. They say that is the best way to revive the economy which has been

Business

'New GM' set to roll out

General Motors has moved a step closer to solvency. A bankruptcy court judge has said yes to the carmaker’s most profitable assets coming out of

Culture

Michelangelo or not?

In Rome, during the restoration of the frescos on the walls of the Pauline Chapel – inside St Peter’s Basilica – Vatican restorers discovered an

Culture

Milos Forman at Korlovy Vary

Respected film director, Milos Forman is attending the Korlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Orphaned at an early age

World

Obama in Moscow for summit

US president Barack Obama has arrived in Moscow for a summit with the Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev. It is Obama’s first trip to Moscow since

World

Borisov set to lead Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s centre-right GERB party is expected to start coalition talks after beating the socialists in a national election. Party leader Boiko

World

140 killed in riots in China

Chinese authorities say 140 people died and more than 800 were injured in rioting in the restive Xinjiang region. The riots swept Urumqi, the