BREAKING NEWS

2009-07-23

Business

Ford makes a rare profit

Ford has posted a 2.3 billion dollar quarterly net profit (1.6 billion euros) but that was not from selling cars, rather from restructuring the

Ford has posted a 2.3 billion dollar quarterly net profit (1.6 billion euros) but that was not from selling cars, rather from restructuring the

Business

Thursday 23rd July

European shares jumped in afternoon trade to end the day ahead for the ninth straight session and at their highest level since last November

European shares jumped in afternoon trade to end the day ahead for the ninth straight session and at their highest level since last November

Business

Credit Suisse posts upbeat results

Strong investment banking earning helped Credit Suisse produce better than expected profit in the second-quarter. Its net profit of just over one

Strong investment banking earning helped Credit Suisse produce better than expected profit in the second-quarter. Its net profit of just over one

Business

Ericsson bids for Nortel mobile division

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson says it has joined the bidding for Canadian based Nortel’s mobile network division. Ericsson would not

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson says it has joined the bidding for Canadian based Nortel’s mobile network division. Ericsson would not

Business

Japanese exports pick up

The slump in Japan’s annual exports slowed in June and company earnings there continue to show surprising strength providing further evidence that

The slump in Japan’s annual exports slowed in June and company earnings there continue to show surprising strength providing further evidence that

Europe

Barroso gives up Croatia/Slovenia talks

Croatia and Slovenia many be neighbours but there’s not much love lost between them. Especially over the issue of their mutual border. The dispute

Croatia and Slovenia many be neighbours but there’s not much love lost between them. Especially over the issue of their mutual border. The dispute

Europe

Iceland launches accession bid

Last week, after lengthy discussion, the Icelandic parliament voted to apply for EU membership. Today, their Foreign Minister was in Stockholm –

Last week, after lengthy discussion, the Icelandic parliament voted to apply for EU membership. Today, their Foreign Minister was in Stockholm –

News

100,000 new swine flu cases in England

The number of new swine flu cases in England nearly doubled last week to an estimated 100,000. The figures were revealed as a national online and

The number of new swine flu cases in England nearly doubled last week to an estimated 100,000. The figures were revealed as a national online and

News

New Bulgarian prime minister to tackle corruption

Bulgaria’s in-coming Prime Minister Boiko Borisov has named a cabinet of relative newcomers to politics at a time when Sofia is under serious

Bulgaria’s in-coming Prime Minister Boiko Borisov has named a cabinet of relative newcomers to politics at a time when Sofia is under serious

Business

Porsche and VW finally to merge

German sports carmaker Porsche has conceded defeat in a months-long power struggle with Volkswagen. Porsche has dumped its embattled boss

German sports carmaker Porsche has conceded defeat in a months-long power struggle with Volkswagen. Porsche has dumped its embattled boss

News

Hesitation over swine flu measures

Four months after the outbreak of swine flu, world health authorities are hesitating over what measures to take to try to contain the spread of the

Four months after the outbreak of swine flu, world health authorities are hesitating over what measures to take to try to contain the spread of the

News

Biden pledges US support for Georgia

The American Vice President Joe Biden has re-affirmed Washington’s unwavering support for Georgia, but ruled out a military solution to its breakaway

The American Vice President Joe Biden has re-affirmed Washington’s unwavering support for Georgia, but ruled out a military solution to its breakaway

News

Latvian capital hit by toxic chemical spill

A chemical spill in the capital of Latvia saw hundreds of people evacuated amid fears a highly toxic substance could explode. The chemical, known as

A chemical spill in the capital of Latvia saw hundreds of people evacuated amid fears a highly toxic substance could explode. The chemical, known as

News

Protests erupt over Kyrghyz elections

The leading opposition figure in Kyrghyzstan dramatically withdrew from today’s presidential election, claiming widespread fraud. Almazbek Atambayev

The leading opposition figure in Kyrghyzstan dramatically withdrew from today’s presidential election, claiming widespread fraud. Almazbek Atambayev

News

Fifth fireman killed in Spanish wildfires

Wildfires have claimed another life in Spain, taking to five the number of firemen killed in the country since Tuesday. A fire engine driven by

Wildfires have claimed another life in Spain, taking to five the number of firemen killed in the country since Tuesday. A fire engine driven by

Culture

A balance of cultures at Yerevan Film Festival

The tightrope walker is symbol of the need for perfect balance and the symbol of the 6th Armenian “Golden Apricot” film festival. Armenia, at the

The tightrope walker is symbol of the need for perfect balance and the symbol of the 6th Armenian “Golden Apricot” film festival. Armenia, at the

Culture

Antony and the Johnsons' symphonic European tour

Antony and the Johnsons are on the road in Europe for a summer Symphony tour. After Amsterdam and Manchester they hit Lyon for the “Nuits de

Antony and the Johnsons are on the road in Europe for a summer Symphony tour. After Amsterdam and Manchester they hit Lyon for the “Nuits de

Science_technology

Going bananas for sustainable fuel

These days, “green” energy is all the rage. But researchers in the UK are getting excited about the prospect of what might be described as “yellow

These days, “green” energy is all the rage. But researchers in the UK are getting excited about the prospect of what might be described as “yellow

News

Kyrghyzstan opposition quits election over fraud

The leading opposition figure in Kyrghyzstan has pulled out of today’s presidential election alleging widespread fraud. Almazbek Atambayev cast his

The leading opposition figure in Kyrghyzstan has pulled out of today’s presidential election alleging widespread fraud. Almazbek Atambayev cast his

News

Winds fan flames in Spanish wildfires

There is no end in sight to Spain’s forest fire nightmare with strong winds fanning flames that have already proved deadly. In Aragon, more than

There is no end in sight to Spain’s forest fire nightmare with strong winds fanning flames that have already proved deadly. In Aragon, more than

News

Porsche boss quits, clearing way for VW merger

After 16 years steering the fortunes of sports car maker Porsche, its chief executive has reached the end of the road. Wenderlin Wiedeking has

After 16 years steering the fortunes of sports car maker Porsche, its chief executive has reached the end of the road. Wenderlin Wiedeking has

News

Soldier suspended after fires threaten Marseille

One of France’s biggest wildfires in recent years has now been brought under control but the controversy surrounding it goes on. Flames came close to

One of France’s biggest wildfires in recent years has now been brought under control but the controversy surrounding it goes on. Flames came close to

News

Russia vows to stop Georgia re-arming

The high-profile visit of US Vice President Joe Biden to Georgia has drawn a harsh warning from Russia. Moscow said it would not allow Georgia to

The high-profile visit of US Vice President Joe Biden to Georgia has drawn a harsh warning from Russia. Moscow said it would not allow Georgia to

News

Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls

Voting is underway in Kyrgyzstan in a presidential election that is attracting international attention. Six candidates are competing for the

Voting is underway in Kyrgyzstan in a presidential election that is attracting international attention. Six candidates are competing for the

News

France and Greece on wildfire alert

Wildfires are also keeping the French emergency services busy. Flames have come close to homes near the southern city of Marseille, and ripped

Wildfires are also keeping the French emergency services busy. Flames have come close to homes near the southern city of Marseille, and ripped

News

Calling time on UK pubs

In the UK, one of the country’s best-loved social traditions is seemingly under threat. Latest figures suggest a record 52 pubs closed every week in

In the UK, one of the country’s best-loved social traditions is seemingly under threat. Latest figures suggest a record 52 pubs closed every week in

News

Spain battles 25 forest fires

Strong winds continue to fan a series of forest fires in Spain. Hundreds of firefighters are struggling to contain about 25 separate blazes, some in

Strong winds continue to fan a series of forest fires in Spain. Hundreds of firefighters are struggling to contain about 25 separate blazes, some in

News

Obama makes case for healthcare reform

In Washington, US President Barack Obama has been giving his plans for healthcare reform the hard sell. Obama described the issue as “central” to

In Washington, US President Barack Obama has been giving his plans for healthcare reform the hard sell. Obama described the issue as “central” to

News

US and Iraqi leaders meet in Washington

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki has met US President Barack Obama in Washington, three weeks after US troops withdrew from Iraqi towns and

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki has met US President Barack Obama in Washington, three weeks after US troops withdrew from Iraqi towns and