BREAKING NEWS

2009-08-25

Business

Tuesday 25th August

European shares finished the day ahead after turned positive in afternoon trading tracking Wall Street. The US markets were boosted by new data

European shares finished the day ahead after turned positive in afternoon trading tracking Wall Street. The US markets were boosted by new data

Business

France cracks down on banking bonuses

New rules for French banks limiting traders’ bonuses have been unveiled by President Nicolas Sarkozy and he wants the leaders of the G20 richest

New rules for French banks limiting traders’ bonuses have been unveiled by President Nicolas Sarkozy and he wants the leaders of the G20 richest

News

After the vote, bombs hit Afghanistan

The Afghan election results followed soon after deadly attacks on civilians and troops in the Taliban stronghold of southern Afghanistan. In

The Afghan election results followed soon after deadly attacks on civilians and troops in the Taliban stronghold of southern Afghanistan. In

Business

Obama backs Bernanke for new term

President Barack Obama has nominated Ben Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the US Central Bank the Federal Reserve. Obama interrupted his

President Barack Obama has nominated Ben Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the US Central Bank the Federal Reserve. Obama interrupted his

Business

US car scrappage scheme hugely successful

The US government’s car scrappage scheme has been so successful that the Transportation Department have been having trouble processing paperwork from

The US government’s car scrappage scheme has been so successful that the Transportation Department have been having trouble processing paperwork from

Business

Opel's future still up in the air

The future of Opel and Vauxhall remains unclear after a meeting between German national and regional government officials and General Motors’ vice

The future of Opel and Vauxhall remains unclear after a meeting between German national and regional government officials and General Motors’ vice

News

Chechen bomber defies Moscow

A suicide bomber has killed himself and four police officers in Chechnya. Another has been seriously injured. The attack took place in the village

A suicide bomber has killed himself and four police officers in Chechnya. Another has been seriously injured. The attack took place in the village

News

Settlements still main obstacle to Mideast peace

Land lies at the very heart of the Middle East conflict. The Israeli settlements inside the Palestinian territories remain the most divisive issue

Land lies at the very heart of the Middle East conflict. The Israeli settlements inside the Palestinian territories remain the most divisive issue

News

Pakistan Taliban admit Mehsud is dead

Pakistan Taliban sources have confirmed their leader Baitullah Mehsud has been killed. The Americans have been saying since August the 5th one of

Pakistan Taliban sources have confirmed their leader Baitullah Mehsud has been killed. The Americans have been saying since August the 5th one of

News

Italy, Malta fired up over immigrants

Italy has raised its voice against Malta, suspecting the fellow Mediterranean EU member state of not acting responsibly to intercept immigrants at

Italy has raised its voice against Malta, suspecting the fellow Mediterranean EU member state of not acting responsibly to intercept immigrants at

News

Former ministers face mass trial in Iran

The fourth mass trial of those accused of planning and involvement in the riots following Iran’s disputed election has opened in Tehran. Among

The fourth mass trial of those accused of planning and involvement in the riots following Iran’s disputed election has opened in Tehran. Among

News

Ancient Marathon's narrow escape

Little more than forty kilometres from the Greek capital the town of Marathon lies blackened. The statue of Miltiades stands untarnished, and the

Little more than forty kilometres from the Greek capital the town of Marathon lies blackened. The statue of Miltiades stands untarnished, and the

News

Netanyahu gets noisy London welcome

The protestors were kept well away, but their chanting against the Israeli prime minister was audible outside Downing street. Benjamin Netanyahu

The protestors were kept well away, but their chanting against the Israeli prime minister was audible outside Downing street. Benjamin Netanyahu

News

Greek fires under control as government faces flak

The wildfires that ripped through the suburbs of Athens forcing residents to flee their homes are now under control. Thousands of hectares of

The wildfires that ripped through the suburbs of Athens forcing residents to flee their homes are now under control. Thousands of hectares of

Culture

Shorts on screen

Shorts is a children’s adventure film from director Robert Rodriguez. It is about a boy who finds a rainbow-coloured magical stone that makes wishes

Shorts is a children’s adventure film from director Robert Rodriguez. It is about a boy who finds a rainbow-coloured magical stone that makes wishes

Science_technology

EUROSCA project researches Ataxia

Elizabeth Philippas has co-ordination problems. Her movements are unsure and sometimes uncontrolled because she has Ataxia. It is a hereditary and

Elizabeth Philippas has co-ordination problems. Her movements are unsure and sometimes uncontrolled because she has Ataxia. It is a hereditary and

Culture

Catwalks Exhibition in Dusseldorf

The Catwalks Exhibition at the NRW Forum in Dusseldorf celebrates the most famous catwalk and fashion shows from the past 30 years. Organiser

The Catwalks Exhibition at the NRW Forum in Dusseldorf celebrates the most famous catwalk and fashion shows from the past 30 years. Organiser

News

Karzai ahead in early Afghan results

Early results in Afghanistan’s presidential election put the incumbent Hamid Karzai marginally in front of his former foreign minister Abdullah

Early results in Afghanistan’s presidential election put the incumbent Hamid Karzai marginally in front of his former foreign minister Abdullah

News

Chechen bomber defies Moscow

A suicide bomber has killed himself and four police officers in Chechnya. Another has been seriously injured. The attack took place in the village

A suicide bomber has killed himself and four police officers in Chechnya. Another has been seriously injured. The attack took place in the village

News

EU to frame new immigration policy

The EU looks set to issue fresh proposals on the blocs immigration policy in response to Italian requests. Italy backed by Malta, Greece and Spain

The EU looks set to issue fresh proposals on the blocs immigration policy in response to Italian requests. Italy backed by Malta, Greece and Spain

News

CIA under fire for prisoner abuse in Washington

The United States have appointed a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of prisoner abuse of CIA-held suspects. The move comes after the

The United States have appointed a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of prisoner abuse of CIA-held suspects. The move comes after the

News

Chechen rebel defies Moscow

A suicide bomber has killed himself and four police officers in Chechnya. Another has been seriously injured. The attack took place in the village

A suicide bomber has killed himself and four police officers in Chechnya. Another has been seriously injured. The attack took place in the village

News

Greeks shocked by Athens fires

It is an ecological disaster. With the fires now being damped down and extinguished, Greeks are measuring the extent of the damage. Athens has

It is an ecological disaster. With the fires now being damped down and extinguished, Greeks are measuring the extent of the damage. Athens has

Europe

Safer roads

The summer holidays mean more fatal road accidents and they are the leading cause of deaths among children, teenagers and young people in Europe. So

The summer holidays mean more fatal road accidents and they are the leading cause of deaths among children, teenagers and young people in Europe. So

Europe

Back to school with flu fears

Back to school time with the added stress of the new flu virus… How is the European Union preparing?

Back to school time with the added stress of the new flu virus… How is the European Union preparing?