Fans leaving Jackson's final show

Michael Jackson fans are swarming into downtown Los Angeles for a star-packed public memorial to the “King of Pop”. The singer’s sudden death from


Peugeot-Citroen sales fall

French carmaker Peugeot-Citroen has announced a fall in sales of 14 per cent in the first half of this year. PSA declined to speculate on the future


Buzek poised for EP presidency

Jerzy Buzek is in position to be the new European Parliament’s president. He could be the first from the EU’s former-communist states to hold the


G8 comes to devastated town

The Italian town of L’Aquila is preparing to host the G8 summit – just three months after it was struck by a devastating earthquake. While world


Curfew calms Urumqi streets

Riot police are out in force in Urumqi in a bid to contain a fresh outburst of ethnic violence in the Chinese city. Thousands of Han Chinese armed


Obama calls for global trust

Barack Obama has called on Russia to help forge a new global partnership to overcome Cold War mistrust. The US president’s comments came in a


Anna Ancher celebrated

This year is the 150 anniversary of the birth of Danish painter Anna Ancher, and the Skagens Museum in Denmark is celebrating this event with a


Horrid fantasy in Neuchatel

The Neufchatel International Fantastic Film Festival took place in Switzerland from 30th June to 5th July. The festival was something of a flick


Remote-controlled scans

At Trousseau University Hospital near Tours in France, Professor Philippe Arbeille has devised a new remote ultrasound scan system that is now being


7/7 memorial unveiled

A permanent memorial to the victims of London’s 7/7 attacks has been unveiled on the fourth anniversary of the bombings. Prince Charles laid a


Han Chinese seek revenge

Thousands of Han Chinese have taken to the streets to counter protests by Uighurs as ethnic tensions increase in northwestern China. Armed with