BREAKING NEWS

2009-07-16

Business

Mobile phone woes continue

The world’s number one mobile phone maker Nokia has cut its profit forecast for the second half of this year and lowered its prediction for market

The world’s number one mobile phone maker Nokia has cut its profit forecast for the second half of this year and lowered its prediction for market

Business

Chinese GDP growth picking up

Economic growth in China was surprisingly strong in the second quarter. GDP accelerated by 7.9 percent compared with the same period last year and

Economic growth in China was surprisingly strong in the second quarter. GDP accelerated by 7.9 percent compared with the same period last year and

Business

Thursday 16th July

European shares finished the day at a one-month closing high. Investors were encouraged by data showing the number of US workers claiming new

European shares finished the day at a one-month closing high. Investors were encouraged by data showing the number of US workers claiming new

Business

Novartis raises sales forecast

Encouraging news from drugmaker Novartis which has raised its forecast for sales this year, betting on income from cancer and heart medicines. The

Encouraging news from drugmaker Novartis which has raised its forecast for sales this year, betting on income from cancer and heart medicines. The

Business

Lufthansa 'planning more cuts'

Lufthansa is reportedly planning to cut its spending in the face of low demand for air travel, rising fuel prices and the cost of recent acquisitions

Lufthansa is reportedly planning to cut its spending in the face of low demand for air travel, rising fuel prices and the cost of recent acquisitions

Business

Porsche VW merger 'not agreed'

The families that own Porsche have not yet agreed on a strategy to cut the sports car maker’s massive debt and merge with Volkswagen. That is

The families that own Porsche have not yet agreed on a strategy to cut the sports car maker’s massive debt and merge with Volkswagen. That is

News

Kadyrov says killers will be found

The man some accuse of being behind Estemirova’s murder, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has also been quick to react. However he has concentrated

The man some accuse of being behind Estemirova’s murder, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has also been quick to react. However he has concentrated

Europe

Splits show among eurosceptic ECR group

Cracks are already appearing in the Conservative and Reformists at the European Parliament over claims that the group’s leader is anti-semitic and

Cracks are already appearing in the Conservative and Reformists at the European Parliament over claims that the group’s leader is anti-semitic and

Europe

Opponents press for delayed Barroso vote

European socialists have stepped up their opposition to picking Jose Manuel Barroso as President of the European Commission as early as September

European socialists have stepped up their opposition to picking Jose Manuel Barroso as President of the European Commission as early as September

News

Estemirova murder shatters image of calm in Chechnya

Chechnya pacified and renewed: that is the image that has been shattered by the assassination of Natalia Estemirova. And once again it raises

Chechnya pacified and renewed: that is the image that has been shattered by the assassination of Natalia Estemirova. And once again it raises

News

Estemirova's murder shocks rights activists

The murder of Chechen human rights activist Natalia Estemirova has shocked fellow activists around the world. Colleagues said she was a rare voice of

The murder of Chechen human rights activist Natalia Estemirova has shocked fellow activists around the world. Colleagues said she was a rare voice of

News

Iceland to pursue EU membership

The Icelandic parliament, after more than a thousand years of independence, has taken the historic decision to pursue membership of the European

The Icelandic parliament, after more than a thousand years of independence, has taken the historic decision to pursue membership of the European

Science_technology

Young inventors show off work in London

Design students are stealing the thunder at this year’s Royal College of Arts summer show in London. Works on display range from textiles to

Design students are stealing the thunder at this year’s Royal College of Arts summer show in London. Works on display range from textiles to

Culture

Gilbert and George take on Freaks

Eccentric British double act Gilbert and George are back with their biggest exhibition to date. “Jack Freak Pictures” tackles themes of nationhood

Eccentric British double act Gilbert and George are back with their biggest exhibition to date. “Jack Freak Pictures” tackles themes of nationhood

Culture

Take-off for Moon Landing Documentary

A 1970 documentary on the moon landing is being re-released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11’s famous voyage. “Moonwalk One” was

A 1970 documentary on the moon landing is being re-released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11’s famous voyage. “Moonwalk One” was

News

Apollo 11 - The Director's cut

At last we have footage of the Apollo 11 mission worthy of such a momentous moment. NASA has released digitally-remastered footage from tapes found

At last we have footage of the Apollo 11 mission worthy of such a momentous moment. NASA has released digitally-remastered footage from tapes found

News

Medvedev vows to find killers of activist

The Russian President says he is confident that those behind the murder of the human rights activist Natalia Estemirova will be found. Dimitry

The Russian President says he is confident that those behind the murder of the human rights activist Natalia Estemirova will be found. Dimitry

News

Iceland ready for EU accession vote

Iceland’s marathon debate over joining the European Union is nearing the finish line, with parliament preparing to put the issue to a vote. Should

Iceland’s marathon debate over joining the European Union is nearing the finish line, with parliament preparing to put the issue to a vote. Should

News

Shuttle crew to investigate launch debris

The shuttle Endeavour is heading towards tomorrow’s link-up with the International Space Station, with a slight shadow hanging over the mission

The shuttle Endeavour is heading towards tomorrow’s link-up with the International Space Station, with a slight shadow hanging over the mission

News

Chechen President blamed for activist's murder

The Russian human rights group Memorial, mourning the death of a leading activist, has blamed her murder on the authorities in Chechnya. Natalia

The Russian human rights group Memorial, mourning the death of a leading activist, has blamed her murder on the authorities in Chechnya. Natalia

News

Medvedev to talk business in Munich

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is in Munich for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and he may be bracing himself for some tough

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is in Munich for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and he may be bracing himself for some tough

News

Iranian public says sanctions brought down plane

The public reaction to the crash has focussed on the state of Iran’s airline fleet and the effect sanctions have had on it. The fleet is ageing and

The public reaction to the crash has focussed on the state of Iran’s airline fleet and the effect sanctions have had on it. The fleet is ageing and

News

Tupolev flight recorders found

Salvage teams at the site of Iran’s worst plane crash in six years have recovered the Caspian Airlines Tupolev TU 154’s two flight recorders. But the

Salvage teams at the site of Iran’s worst plane crash in six years have recovered the Caspian Airlines Tupolev TU 154’s two flight recorders. But the

News

Belfast youths pelt police with stones

Gangs of youths in the Ardoyne area of Belfast have hurled stones and petrol bombs at police in a third night of violence. Clashes began on Monday

Gangs of youths in the Ardoyne area of Belfast have hurled stones and petrol bombs at police in a third night of violence. Clashes began on Monday

News

Delayed shuttle finally launched into orbit

The US space shuttle Endeavour has blasted off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on a 16-day mission carrying the final piece of Japan’s

The US space shuttle Endeavour has blasted off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on a 16-day mission carrying the final piece of Japan’s

News

Iranian aircrash leaves 168 people dead

Distraught family members grieve at the site of an Iranian air crash in which 168 have been killed. A Caspian Airlines flight came down about 15

Distraught family members grieve at the site of an Iranian air crash in which 168 have been killed. A Caspian Airlines flight came down about 15

News

White supremacist jailed for plotting terror attacks

A white supremacist, who planned to fight a racist war against what he termed the “non-British” has been convicted in London of plotting to commit

A white supremacist, who planned to fight a racist war against what he termed the “non-British” has been convicted in London of plotting to commit

News

Russian human rights activist shot in the head

The murder of the leading Russian human rights activist Natalia Estemirova has prompted international outrage. The UN, the EU and the Council of

The murder of the leading Russian human rights activist Natalia Estemirova has prompted international outrage. The UN, the EU and the Council of