BREAKING NEWS

2009-07-27

Business

German consumer sentiment rises

Good news for German retailers as consumer sentiment there rose to its highest level in over a year this month. A monthly survey of some 2,000

Good news for German retailers as consumer sentiment there rose to its highest level in over a year this month. A monthly survey of some 2,000

Business

Euro zone loans weak

Loans to businesses and private individuals in the euro zone grew at the slowest annual pace on record in June. Economists said that seems to

Loans to businesses and private individuals in the euro zone grew at the slowest annual pace on record in June. Economists said that seems to

Business

Thales Q2 profit hit by A400M

Thales, Europe’s largest defence electronics firm, has unveiled a deeper-than-expected slide in first-half operating profit down 82 percent. Among

Thales, Europe’s largest defence electronics firm, has unveiled a deeper-than-expected slide in first-half operating profit down 82 percent. Among

Business

French jobless total falls

The total number of people out of work in France dropped in June for the first time in a year. The monthly headline jobless figures, issued by

The total number of people out of work in France dropped in June for the first time in a year. The monthly headline jobless figures, issued by

Business

Ryanair profit warning

Irish budget airline Ryanair has said it will continue to cut fares with the result that its full year profit is likely be at the lower end of what

Irish budget airline Ryanair has said it will continue to cut fares with the result that its full year profit is likely be at the lower end of what

Business

Monday 27th July

European shares finished at their highest in more than eight months as strong US homes sales data increased optimism about the economy. Analyst

European shares finished at their highest in more than eight months as strong US homes sales data increased optimism about the economy. Analyst

Europe

Diplomatic and consular protection

All kinds of disasters, natural and otherwise, can strike while EU citizens are visiting countries outside Europe. So what can the European Union do

All kinds of disasters, natural and otherwise, can strike while EU citizens are visiting countries outside Europe. So what can the European Union do

News

Patriarch's Ukraine visit requires diplomacy

It was just six months ago that Kirill was annointed as the 16th Patriarch of Moscow, becoming the leader of the Russian Orthodox church, the most

It was just six months ago that Kirill was annointed as the 16th Patriarch of Moscow, becoming the leader of the Russian Orthodox church, the most

News

Doctors allay concerns over Sarkozy's health

Doctors have given French President Nicolas Sarkozy a clean bill of health. He was discharged from hospital before midday, after undergoing a

Doctors have given French President Nicolas Sarkozy a clean bill of health. He was discharged from hospital before midday, after undergoing a

News

Iceland starts three year road to EU membership

Iceland has cleared its first procedural hurdle to joining the European Union. At their meeting in Brussels, the EU Foreign Ministers called for

Iceland has cleared its first procedural hurdle to joining the European Union. At their meeting in Brussels, the EU Foreign Ministers called for

News

EU extends Georgia ceasefire mission

Ceasefire monitors from the European Union have been mandated to carry on their mission in Georgia for another year. More than 200 unarmed

Ceasefire monitors from the European Union have been mandated to carry on their mission in Georgia for another year. More than 200 unarmed

News

Britain ends Panther's Claw

The British government says it has ended the first phase of Operation Panther’s Claw in troubled Helmand Province in the south of Afghanistan. The

The British government says it has ended the first phase of Operation Panther’s Claw in troubled Helmand Province in the south of Afghanistan. The

News

Obama urges closer US-China ties

They are two countries that don’t always see eye to eye. But, in Washington, high-level talks between the United States and China have begun with

They are two countries that don’t always see eye to eye. But, in Washington, high-level talks between the United States and China have begun with

News

Russian patriarch calls for unity with Ukraine

The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has led prayers in Kiev on the first of a 10-day visit which observers see as reasserting Moscow’s

The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has led prayers in Kiev on the first of a 10-day visit which observers see as reasserting Moscow’s

Science_technology

Latest surgical robots at work

In Guy’s hospital in London, surgeons are using a new state of the art machine to perform surgery such as the removal of the prostate gland of a

In Guy’s hospital in London, surgeons are using a new state of the art machine to perform surgery such as the removal of the prostate gland of a

Culture

Paleo Festival

The Paleo Festival went off “without a false note” say organisers. More than 30 acts performed at the festival, which was attended by 230,000 music

The Paleo Festival went off “without a false note” say organisers. More than 30 acts performed at the festival, which was attended by 230,000 music

Culture

Hoops on Swiss village

Swiss artist Felice Varini has turned his attention to the tiny Swiss village of Vercorin with the creation of a very original modern art

Swiss artist Felice Varini has turned his attention to the tiny Swiss village of Vercorin with the creation of a very original modern art

News

Sarkozy to rest after hospital release

There was no wheelchair or patient’s robe for the French President when he left hospital shortly after 11 o’clock. Smiling and tanned, Nicholas

There was no wheelchair or patient’s robe for the French President when he left hospital shortly after 11 o’clock. Smiling and tanned, Nicholas

News

Britain outlines new Afghan strategy

With July the deadliest month for UK troops in Afghanistan, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has been setting out a new strategy to end the

With July the deadliest month for UK troops in Afghanistan, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has been setting out a new strategy to end the

News

Two killed as football fans clash in Honduras

In a country rocked by a political crisis, clashes after a game of football have left at least two people dead and more than a dozen others injured

In a country rocked by a political crisis, clashes after a game of football have left at least two people dead and more than a dozen others injured

News

Dram drama: whisky workers take to streets

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Kilmarnock in Scotland to protest against plans to close the factory which bottles the iconic whisky

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Kilmarnock in Scotland to protest against plans to close the factory which bottles the iconic whisky

News

Sarkozy spends night in hospital after collapsing

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has spent the night in hospital having heart tests after he was taken ill while out jogging on Sunday. The

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has spent the night in hospital having heart tests after he was taken ill while out jogging on Sunday. The

News

German minister takes government limo to Spain

An apparent misuse of public funds scandal is rocking Germany after it was revealed a minister sent her official limousine all the way to southern

An apparent misuse of public funds scandal is rocking Germany after it was revealed a minister sent her official limousine all the way to southern

News

Mitchell continues Middle East peace drive

US special envoy George Mitchell is continuing his drive to kick-start peace talks in the Middle East with a visit to Ramallah to meet Palestinian

US special envoy George Mitchell is continuing his drive to kick-start peace talks in the Middle East with a visit to Ramallah to meet Palestinian

News

Palin says farewell amid speculation over future

Sarah Palin has resigned as Governor of Alaska amid questions about why and what is next for the former presidential running mate. Reasons for her

Sarah Palin has resigned as Governor of Alaska amid questions about why and what is next for the former presidential running mate. Reasons for her