BREAKING NEWS

2009-07-28

Business

Tuesday 28th July

European shares finished sharply lower after a day of choppy trading. Indexes slumped after new figures showed a drop in US consumer confidence

European shares finished sharply lower after a day of choppy trading. Indexes slumped after new figures showed a drop in US consumer confidence

Business

Italy latest to indicate pick-up

Italy is the latest country to indicate a mild pick-up in the European economy. Italian consumer confidence rose in July more sharply than

Italy is the latest country to indicate a mild pick-up in the European economy. Italian consumer confidence rose in July more sharply than

Business

EADS profit drops

EADS has reported a 23 percent drop in operating profit for the first-half of the year to 888 million euros. Cost cuts at the European aerospace

EADS has reported a 23 percent drop in operating profit for the first-half of the year to 888 million euros. Cost cuts at the European aerospace

Business

BP cuts costs further

BP says it is having to increased its cost reduction targets for this year to 2.1 billion euros. That announcement came after its second quarter

BP says it is having to increased its cost reduction targets for this year to 2.1 billion euros. That announcement came after its second quarter

Business

Deutsche Bank boosts bad loan provisions

Greatly improved business at its investment banking division meant Deutsche Bank enjoyed second-quarter net profit that was up by more than two

Greatly improved business at its investment banking division meant Deutsche Bank enjoyed second-quarter net profit that was up by more than two

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Athens shrouded in smoke, two firemen arrested for arson

A blaze close to the Greek capital has blanketed Athens in smoke. The fire started in forest scrub about twenty kilometres to the west and strong

A blaze close to the Greek capital has blanketed Athens in smoke. The fire started in forest scrub about twenty kilometres to the west and strong

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Ayatollah Khameni orders closure of detention centre

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameni has ordered the closure of a detention centre for those held since last month’s disputed presidential

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameni has ordered the closure of a detention centre for those held since last month’s disputed presidential

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'Progress' made in US-Israeli talks

“Good progress” that is how the US envoy to the Middle East described talks on reviving the peace process in the region. George Mitchell is in

“Good progress” that is how the US envoy to the Middle East described talks on reviving the peace process in the region. George Mitchell is in

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Moldova's voters pulled two ways

The small eastern European state of Moldova is facing an election tomorrow where outside influences will play a huge role. This second election in

The small eastern European state of Moldova is facing an election tomorrow where outside influences will play a huge role. This second election in

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Dead British Soldiers Flown Home

The bodies of two more British soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been flown back to England. One soldier died when his vehicle was hit by a blast

The bodies of two more British soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been flown back to England. One soldier died when his vehicle was hit by a blast

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Daily lost luggage toll in tens of thousands

Holiday time may now be upon us, but shocking new figures released by the European Commission have revealed the luggage hell sufffered by

Holiday time may now be upon us, but shocking new figures released by the European Commission have revealed the luggage hell sufffered by

Culture

A-ha - a new album!

Norweigan man-boy pop trio “A-ha” are back with a new album “Foot of the Mountain”. They say it’s fresh and new, a throwback to their glory years

Norweigan man-boy pop trio “A-ha” are back with a new album “Foot of the Mountain”. They say it’s fresh and new, a throwback to their glory years

Culture

Shrink hits the screens

Kevin Spacey plays a dope-head psycho-analyst in his new film “Shrink”. His personal hygiene is sloppy and his life is a mess when – lo and behold

Kevin Spacey plays a dope-head psycho-analyst in his new film “Shrink”. His personal hygiene is sloppy and his life is a mess when – lo and behold

Science_technology

Macular degeneration hope

Most of us think that sight is the most important of ours senses. But many of us lose our eyesight as we grow older. So researchers are looking at

Most of us think that sight is the most important of ours senses. But many of us lose our eyesight as we grow older. So researchers are looking at

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Police hunt for Corsica arsonists

The hunt is on in France to find out who could be behind deadly forest fires that have ravaged thousands of hectares of land, reducing it to ashes

The hunt is on in France to find out who could be behind deadly forest fires that have ravaged thousands of hectares of land, reducing it to ashes

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Life sentence for suspected militant in Morocco

The suspected ring-leader of a 35-member extremist group in Morocco has been handed a life sentence by a court in the country. The Moroccan-born

The suspected ring-leader of a 35-member extremist group in Morocco has been handed a life sentence by a court in the country. The Moroccan-born

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Claims FARC weapons passed through Venezuela

Colombia says it has found Swedish-made weapons, including anti-tank rocket launchers, in a raid on a camp belonging to FARC rebels. It says the

Colombia says it has found Swedish-made weapons, including anti-tank rocket launchers, in a raid on a camp belonging to FARC rebels. It says the

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Jackson doctor at centre of drug death claims

A month after Michael Jackson’s death plunged the pop world into mourning, the search for answers is increasingly turning towards his personal

A month after Michael Jackson’s death plunged the pop world into mourning, the search for answers is increasingly turning towards his personal

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Czech politicians bare flesh in holiday hunt for votes

Czechs heading for the holiday of Croatia are being treated to some unusual sights from back home - billboard pictures of politicians in swimming

Czechs heading for the holiday of Croatia are being treated to some unusual sights from back home - billboard pictures of politicians in swimming

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Nigeria: scores dead in religious violence

Violence in Nigeria sparked by fundamentalists demanding more Islamic sharia law has killed at least 80 people. Fighting has now erupted in four

Violence in Nigeria sparked by fundamentalists demanding more Islamic sharia law has killed at least 80 people. Fighting has now erupted in four

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US peace envoys continue whirlwind Middle East tour

US peace envoy George Mitchell has continued his whistle-stop tour of the Middle East with a visit to Ramallah to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud

US peace envoy George Mitchell has continued his whistle-stop tour of the Middle East with a visit to Ramallah to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud

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Russian Patriarch calls for religious unity

The head of Russia’s Orthodox Church has refused to recognise a breakaway branch of the church which is gaining popularity in Ukraine. On his first

The head of Russia’s Orthodox Church has refused to recognise a breakaway branch of the church which is gaining popularity in Ukraine. On his first

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Dance world mourns Merce Cunningham

Tributes have been paid after the death of the man credited by many with revolutionising the visual and performing arts. The famed avant-garde dancer

Tributes have been paid after the death of the man credited by many with revolutionising the visual and performing arts. The famed avant-garde dancer

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US-China talks enter second day

Top level talks between China and the US head into their second day, after opening on how and when to wind back both countries’ towering economic

Top level talks between China and the US head into their second day, after opening on how and when to wind back both countries’ towering economic