BREAKING NEWS

2009-07-15

Business

European car sales finally climb

European car sales rose in June their first increase in fourteen months. They were up 2.4 percent year-on-year with nearly 1,462,000 vehicles

European car sales rose in June their first increase in fourteen months. They were up 2.4 percent year-on-year with nearly 1,462,000 vehicles

Business

UK jobless rates at 12 year high

The recession continues to take a major toll on British workers. The unemployment rate for the three months up to May hit its highest in 12 years

The recession continues to take a major toll on British workers. The unemployment rate for the three months up to May hit its highest in 12 years

Business

Euro zone inflation falls

A steep drop in fuel costs drove down inflation in the euro zone in June compared with the same month last year. But consumer prices continued to

A steep drop in fuel costs drove down inflation in the euro zone in June compared with the same month last year. But consumer prices continued to

Business

H&M's sales slip

Sales have sagged at the Swedish budget fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz. The world’s third-biggest clothing retailer reported a worse than expected

Sales have sagged at the Swedish budget fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz. The world’s third-biggest clothing retailer reported a worse than expected

Business

Wednesday 15th July

European finished up for the third straight session hitting a two-week high. Banks were the top gainers, including HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds Banking

European finished up for the third straight session hitting a two-week high. Banks were the top gainers, including HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds Banking

Business

Rio Tinto's iron ore output rises

Mixed news from global miner Rio Tinto. It posted a stronger-than-expected eight percent rise in second-quarter output of iron ore, the material

Mixed news from global miner Rio Tinto. It posted a stronger-than-expected eight percent rise in second-quarter output of iron ore, the material

Europe

Swift moves promised to tighten EU financial rules

Sweden’s Prime Minister has promised to move quickly to secure EU agreement on ways to tighten financial regulations in the battle against the

Sweden’s Prime Minister has promised to move quickly to secure EU agreement on ways to tighten financial regulations in the battle against the

News

Relatives traumatised by Iran air crash

Families of the victims gathered at Yerevan airport, to hear the worst news. Everyone on board the Tupolev is said to be dead. Many of the passengers

Families of the victims gathered at Yerevan airport, to hear the worst news. Everyone on board the Tupolev is said to be dead. Many of the passengers

News

Italian police swoop on Camorra members

A major police operation around Naples and in northern Italy has netted 32 suspected members of the Camorra organised crime network. Those

A major police operation around Naples and in northern Italy has netted 32 suspected members of the Camorra organised crime network. Those

News

Russian rights activist kidnapped and killed

A leading Russian human rights activist has been kidnapped and later found dead. Natalia Estemirova worked for the Russian group Memorial. Of Chechen

A leading Russian human rights activist has been kidnapped and later found dead. Natalia Estemirova worked for the Russian group Memorial. Of Chechen

News

Rival to rich nations' summit opens in Egypt

Only days after a summit of the G8 group of rich nations, a rival conference of developing countries is taking place in Egypt. Leaders from the

Only days after a summit of the G8 group of rich nations, a rival conference of developing countries is taking place in Egypt. Leaders from the

News

New talks at "booby-trapped" French factory

Workers at a telecommunications plant near Paris have removed the gas bottles they’d threatened to use to “blow up” their factory – as a “sign of

Workers at a telecommunications plant near Paris have removed the gas bottles they’d threatened to use to “blow up” their factory – as a “sign of

News

168 killed in Iranian air crash

An Iranian passenger jet has crashed, killing all 168 people on board. The Russian-built Tupolev plane, operated by Iran’s Caspian Airlines, is

An Iranian passenger jet has crashed, killing all 168 people on board. The Russian-built Tupolev plane, operated by Iran’s Caspian Airlines, is

Europe

Border benefits for Balkan travellers to EU

The prospect of free access across EU borders has come a step closer for people from Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The three Balkan states

The prospect of free access across EU borders has come a step closer for people from Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The three Balkan states

Science_technology

Robots designed to roam city streets

A new breed of robots is being designed for life on our city streets.To meet this challenge they must be able to navigate with ease and interact

A new breed of robots is being designed for life on our city streets.To meet this challenge they must be able to navigate with ease and interact

Culture

Montreux Jazz Festival Tribute to Nina Simone

Tributes were paid to Nina Simone at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Simone was one of the world’s most loved jazz singers and performed

Tributes were paid to Nina Simone at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Simone was one of the world’s most loved jazz singers and performed

Science_technology

Sahara desert solution to Europe's energy problems

It’s been called complex and ambitious, and has even been compared to the moon landing. But Desertec could soon become a reality. It would be the

It’s been called complex and ambitious, and has even been compared to the moon landing. But Desertec could soon become a reality. It would be the

Culture

Orignal "Metropolis" film to finally be re-edited

Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” can finally be restored to its full glory. The final piece of the jigsaw, an original print of some of the previsouly

Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” can finally be restored to its full glory. The final piece of the jigsaw, an original print of some of the previsouly

News

Israeli soldiers: 'Shoot first, question later'

The Israeli military has rejected outright claims that the assault on Gaza last winter was conducted on a ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ basis

The Israeli military has rejected outright claims that the assault on Gaza last winter was conducted on a ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ basis

News

Swedish EU presidency targets finance and climate

The Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has set out Sweden’s plans for the next six months as holder of the rotating presidency of the

The Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has set out Sweden’s plans for the next six months as holder of the rotating presidency of the

News

US Navy arrives in Georgia for exercises

The American guided missile destroyer USS Stout has dropped anchor off the Georgian Black Sea port of Batumi to take part naval training exercises

The American guided missile destroyer USS Stout has dropped anchor off the Georgian Black Sea port of Batumi to take part naval training exercises

News

No survivors in Iranian plane crash

An Iranian passenger aircraft has crashed killing everyone on board. The plane, a Tupolev operating between Tehran and the Armenian capital Yerevan

An Iranian passenger aircraft has crashed killing everyone on board. The plane, a Tupolev operating between Tehran and the Armenian capital Yerevan

News

Second night of clashes in N.Ireland

Northern Ireland has been hit by a second night of violence in Belfast and other towns. The first clashes, on Monday, were sparked by the annual

Northern Ireland has been hit by a second night of violence in Belfast and other towns. The first clashes, on Monday, were sparked by the annual

News

Iranian Caspian Airlines plane crashes on way to Armenia

Reports are coming in of a plane crash in Iran in which it is feared there are no survivors. The plane, a Tupolev operating between Tehran and the

Reports are coming in of a plane crash in Iran in which it is feared there are no survivors. The plane, a Tupolev operating between Tehran and the

News

Sweden to lay down EU priorities of presidency

Eight years ago Sweden took the EU presidency in times of relative calm, but those days are long gone. Later today Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik

Eight years ago Sweden took the EU presidency in times of relative calm, but those days are long gone. Later today Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik

News

Nigerian rebels sign up to ceasefire

The Nigerian rebel group Mend has announced a 60-day ceasefire. The group-The Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta-say the deal was

The Nigerian rebel group Mend has announced a 60-day ceasefire. The group-The Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta-say the deal was

Europe

Poland proud of new EU Parliament President

Poland has reacted with pride to the news that former Prime Minister Jerzey Buzek has been elected President of the European Parliament. Buzek is

Poland has reacted with pride to the news that former Prime Minister Jerzey Buzek has been elected President of the European Parliament. Buzek is

News

Diplomatic row looms between Canada and Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is talking of diplomatic reprisals after Canada reintroduced visas for its citizens. Prague plans to recall its ambassador from

The Czech Republic is talking of diplomatic reprisals after Canada reintroduced visas for its citizens. Prague plans to recall its ambassador from