BREAKING NEWS

2009-07-20

Business

Continental cuts bearing fruit

German car parts maker Continental made an operating profit in the second quarter and said it still had “solid” cash reserves at the end of June

German car parts maker Continental made an operating profit in the second quarter and said it still had “solid” cash reserves at the end of June

Business

Iceland moves on banks

Iceland has taken a step towards clearing up the mess left by its spectacular financial meltdown. The Reykjavik government has unveiling a deal

Iceland has taken a step towards clearing up the mess left by its spectacular financial meltdown. The Reykjavik government has unveiling a deal

Europe

Milk crisis

The European Commission’s long-awaited report into dairy farming – due to be published later this week – will disappoint farmers protesting about low

The European Commission’s long-awaited report into dairy farming – due to be published later this week – will disappoint farmers protesting about low

Business

EADS 'to cut budgets further'

EADS is reportedly planning to make bigger spending cuts. French business newspaper La Tribune said the European aerospace group intends to

EADS is reportedly planning to make bigger spending cuts. French business newspaper La Tribune said the European aerospace group intends to

Business

Baltic loans hit SEB bottom line

The Swedish banking group SEB has posted a sharply weaker-than-expected second-quarter operating profit. It had to writedown the value of Eastern

The Swedish banking group SEB has posted a sharply weaker-than-expected second-quarter operating profit. It had to writedown the value of Eastern

Business

Monday 20th July

European shares ended up 1.2 percent. Financial stocks picked up on news of a last-minute rescue for the US small business lender CIT and Lloyds

European shares ended up 1.2 percent. Financial stocks picked up on news of a last-minute rescue for the US small business lender CIT and Lloyds

Business

Opel battle in decisive phase

The deadline has passed for potential buyers of Opel and Vauxhall. The two front runners are the Canadian-Austrian car parts maker Magna and

The deadline has passed for potential buyers of Opel and Vauxhall. The two front runners are the Canadian-Austrian car parts maker Magna and

News

Mumbai gunman attacker pleads guilty

The sole surviving gunman from last year’s deadly attacks in Mumbai, has made a surprise u-turn and pleaded guilty. Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, who

The sole surviving gunman from last year’s deadly attacks in Mumbai, has made a surprise u-turn and pleaded guilty. Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, who

News

Bosnian Serb cousins found guilty of arson killings

Two Serbian ex-paramilitaries have been convicted in the Hague for the massacre of scores of Bosnian Muslims. Cousins Milan and Sredoje Lukic

Two Serbian ex-paramilitaries have been convicted in the Hague for the massacre of scores of Bosnian Muslims. Cousins Milan and Sredoje Lukic

News

Thousands flee fires in Canada

Wild fires in western Canada have forced thousands to flee their homes. Officials say some 11,000 people have been evacuated as fire-fighters

Wild fires in western Canada have forced thousands to flee their homes. Officials say some 11,000 people have been evacuated as fire-fighters

News

Fit to fly airlines step up swine flu restrictions

British airlines have increased restrictions on suspected H1N1 carriers. BA along with Virgin Atlantic have told check-in staff to alert doctors

British airlines have increased restrictions on suspected H1N1 carriers. BA along with Virgin Atlantic have told check-in staff to alert doctors

News

Second senior Iranian doubts election

The post-election crisis is Iran has deepened, with a second senior figure challenging the presidential poll and the legitimacy of the government

The post-election crisis is Iran has deepened, with a second senior figure challenging the presidential poll and the legitimacy of the government

News

Moon veterans urge new Martian drive

Former astronauts who took part in the Apollo missions to the moon have called for renewed efforts to send manned flights to Mars. They were

Former astronauts who took part in the Apollo missions to the moon have called for renewed efforts to send manned flights to Mars. They were

News

Turkish Northern Cyprus marks invasion

Cyprus has marked the 35th anniversary of its division in contrasting mood. In the Turkish-dominated north, a show of military strength underlined

Cyprus has marked the 35th anniversary of its division in contrasting mood. In the Turkish-dominated north, a show of military strength underlined

News

Former space rivals unite in lunar goal

In the middle of the cold war the feat of the Apollo 11 mission deprived the Soviets of claiming the moon as a war trophy. Yet eight years

In the middle of the cold war the feat of the Apollo 11 mission deprived the Soviets of claiming the moon as a war trophy. Yet eight years

Science_technology

Biggest dinosaur bones on display in Tokyo

A replica of what scientists say is the world’s biggest dinosaur skeleton has just been put it on display in Tokyo. The Memanchisaurus has a neck

A replica of what scientists say is the world’s biggest dinosaur skeleton has just been put it on display in Tokyo. The Memanchisaurus has a neck

Science_technology

Biggest dinosaur bones on display in Tokyo

A replica of what scientists say is the world’s biggest dinosaur skeleton has just been put it on display in Tokyo. The Memanchisaurus has a neck

A replica of what scientists say is the world’s biggest dinosaur skeleton has just been put it on display in Tokyo. The Memanchisaurus has a neck

Culture

"Moon"

“Moon,” the directorial debut of Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie, has been warmly receivecd by critics. Premiered at the Sundance festival, it

“Moon,” the directorial debut of Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie, has been warmly receivecd by critics. Premiered at the Sundance festival, it

News

Khatami calls for referendum on Iran's disputed poll

Iran’s former president, Mohammad Khatami, has called for a referendum on the legitimacy of the government. His intervention challenges the

Iran’s former president, Mohammad Khatami, has called for a referendum on the legitimacy of the government. His intervention challenges the

Culture

Carmina Burana kicks Orff Split festival

The Split summer festival is one of the highlights of the cultural calendar in Croatia. Opening this year’s edition, the 55th, the town’s Ballet and

The Split summer festival is one of the highlights of the cultural calendar in Croatia. Opening this year’s edition, the 55th, the town’s Ballet and

News

Turkey's trial of strength

Two of Turkey’s most senior retired generals are in court in a landmark trial that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan believes will strengthen

Two of Turkey’s most senior retired generals are in court in a landmark trial that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan believes will strengthen

News

Moon crew calls for a new space push

Forty years after making history, the crew of the first successful flight to the Moon have called for a new push into space. The public’s fascination

Forty years after making history, the crew of the first successful flight to the Moon have called for a new push into space. The public’s fascination

News

Zelaya vows weekend return to Honduras

The deposed President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, has vowed to return to his country next weekend. Speaking after mediation talks in Costa Rica

The deposed President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, has vowed to return to his country next weekend. Speaking after mediation talks in Costa Rica

News

British airlines step up swine flu checks

British airlines have increased restrictions on suspected swine flu carriers. British Airways, along with Virgin Atlantic, have told check-in staff

British airlines have increased restrictions on suspected swine flu carriers. British Airways, along with Virgin Atlantic, have told check-in staff

News

Apollo 11's historic mission

It was on July 16th 1969 that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off from Cape Kennedy, destination: the Moon. Their mission was

It was on July 16th 1969 that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off from Cape Kennedy, destination: the Moon. Their mission was

News

Aziz wins Mauritanian race

There have been scenes of celebration in Mauritania following the news that the leader of the country’s military junta has been elected President

There have been scenes of celebration in Mauritania following the news that the leader of the country’s military junta has been elected President

News

Belgium draws up new immigration rules

The Belgian government has announced an agreement over new rules for dealing with illegal immigrants. The issue has sharply divided the country’s

The Belgian government has announced an agreement over new rules for dealing with illegal immigrants. The issue has sharply divided the country’s

News

Turkey puts generals on trial

Two of Turkey’s most senior retired generals are due in court today. It’s a trial that may determine whether Prime Minister Erdogan succeeds in

Two of Turkey’s most senior retired generals are due in court today. It’s a trial that may determine whether Prime Minister Erdogan succeeds in

News

Zelaya vows return to Honduras

The ousted President of Honduras says no one can stop him from returning to his country. But weekend talks – brokered by Costa Rica’s President

The ousted President of Honduras says no one can stop him from returning to his country. But weekend talks – brokered by Costa Rica’s President