BREAKING NEWS

2009-07-14

Business

UK inflation falls further

Inflation in British has fallen below the Bank of England’s two percent target for the first time in almost two years. Consumer prices rose 0.3

Inflation in British has fallen below the Bank of England’s two percent target for the first time in almost two years. Consumer prices rose 0.3

Business

German investors lose confidence

German investor confidence fell in July for the first time in nine months. The ZEW economic think tank’s monthly index of economic sentiment fell

German investor confidence fell in July for the first time in nine months. The ZEW economic think tank’s monthly index of economic sentiment fell

Business

Tuesday 14th July

European shares extended the previous session’s sharp gains, despite the fall in German investor confidence. The Eurostox 50 index rose one

European shares extended the previous session’s sharp gains, despite the fall in German investor confidence. The Eurostox 50 index rose one

Business

Praise the Lord: Singapore's GDP soars

Could it be a sign from the East? Singapore – the first Asian economy to report GDP data for the period from April to June – has roared out of

Could it be a sign from the East? Singapore – the first Asian economy to report GDP data for the period from April to June – has roared out of

Business

Audi hits 100

German carmaker Audi – part of Volkswagen – is marking its 100th birthday this week. The centenary celebrations come at a time of uncertainty for

German carmaker Audi – part of Volkswagen – is marking its 100th birthday this week. The centenary celebrations come at a time of uncertainty for

Business

Goldman Sachs profit jumps

Just nine months after the US banking system was in meltdown, Wall Street’s biggest surviving securities firm Goldman Sachs has announced an

Just nine months after the US banking system was in meltdown, Wall Street’s biggest surviving securities firm Goldman Sachs has announced an

News

Italian soldier latest to die in Afghanistan

An Italian soldier has been killed and three others hurt in a roadside bomb attack in Western Afghanistan. Authorities say a parachute regiment

An Italian soldier has been killed and three others hurt in a roadside bomb attack in Western Afghanistan. Authorities say a parachute regiment

News

Two French military advisors kidnapped in Somalia

In Arabic, “Sahafi” means, roughly, press, and initial reports suggested two French nationals kidnapped at gunpoint from the Sahafi hotel in

In Arabic, “Sahafi” means, roughly, press, and initial reports suggested two French nationals kidnapped at gunpoint from the Sahafi hotel in

News

India takes centre stage at Bastille Day parade

India was the guest of honour at this year’s Bastille Day military parade in Paris. A proud detachment of troops led the way down the Champs

India was the guest of honour at this year’s Bastille Day military parade in Paris. A proud detachment of troops led the way down the Champs

News

Charles Taylor: a history written in blood

Ex-warlord Charles Taylor is facing 11 counts of instigating murder, rape, mutilation, sexual slavery and conscripting child soldiers. It is alleged

Ex-warlord Charles Taylor is facing 11 counts of instigating murder, rape, mutilation, sexual slavery and conscripting child soldiers. It is alleged

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Taylor slams war crimes charges as "lies"

The former Liberian President Charles Taylor has taken the stand at his war crimes trial in The Hague. His defence? He is totally innocent of all

The former Liberian President Charles Taylor has taken the stand at his war crimes trial in The Hague. His defence? He is totally innocent of all

News

Sour mood over EU milk policies

There have been celebrations inside the European Parliament, but outside the mood was sour. European milk producers and farmers descended on

There have been celebrations inside the European Parliament, but outside the mood was sour. European milk producers and farmers descended on

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Buzek finally dreams the impossible dream

It was hailed by many as an historic day in Strasbourg. The Polish MEP Jerzy Buzek was overwhelmingly chosen as the European Parliament’s president –

It was hailed by many as an historic day in Strasbourg. The Polish MEP Jerzy Buzek was overwhelmingly chosen as the European Parliament’s president –

Europe

A new look for the new parliament

Almost half of the European Parliament chamber is made up of fresh faces. Among them, the youngest member. Born on May 13th, 1984 Denmark’s Emilie

Almost half of the European Parliament chamber is made up of fresh faces. Among them, the youngest member. Born on May 13th, 1984 Denmark’s Emilie

Culture

Herlinde Koelbl Exhibition in Berlin

For the first time in thirty years, the works of Herlinde Koelbl are going on show at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. The German photographer

For the first time in thirty years, the works of Herlinde Koelbl are going on show at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. The German photographer

Science_technology

Sweat becomes energy in the Netherlands

The Club Watt in Rotterdam gives new meaning to an electric atmosphere. They convert the dance movements to electricity, which is used to light up

The Club Watt in Rotterdam gives new meaning to an electric atmosphere. They convert the dance movements to electricity, which is used to light up

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Buzek wants the EU closer to the people

The new President of the European Parliament has stressed the need for the parliament to connect with the people of the EU. Jerzy Buzek, the

The new President of the European Parliament has stressed the need for the parliament to connect with the people of the EU. Jerzy Buzek, the

News

Italy's opposition rejects comic-provocateur

He is described as the Italian version of Michael Moore, but his attempt to launch a political career seems to have fallen flat. The comic and

He is described as the Italian version of Michael Moore, but his attempt to launch a political career seems to have fallen flat. The comic and

News

Charles Taylor dismisses charges as "malicious"

The former Liberian President Charles Taylor has taken the stand at his war crimes trial in the Hague. In his first statements from the witness

The former Liberian President Charles Taylor has taken the stand at his war crimes trial in the Hague. In his first statements from the witness

News

Italian soldier killed in Afghanistan

An Italian soldier has been killed and three others hurt in a roadside bomb attack in western Afghanistan. Authorities say a convoy was hit in the

An Italian soldier has been killed and three others hurt in a roadside bomb attack in western Afghanistan. Authorities say a convoy was hit in the

News

Endeavour launch postponed again

Time is running out for NASA to launch the latest shuttle mission to the International Space Station. The launch has been abandoned for a fifth

Time is running out for NASA to launch the latest shuttle mission to the International Space Station. The launch has been abandoned for a fifth

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Buzek easily wins European Parliament presidency

The European parliament has a new president, the former Polish prime minister Jerzy Buzek. The centre-right politican has been an MEP since 2004

The European parliament has a new president, the former Polish prime minister Jerzy Buzek. The centre-right politican has been an MEP since 2004

Europe

Microfinancing for jobs

The European jobs market is increasingly under threat from the recession. Brussels fears as many as 3.5 million jobs could disappear this year due to

The European jobs market is increasingly under threat from the recession. Brussels fears as many as 3.5 million jobs could disappear this year due to