BREAKING NEWS

2009-08-28

Business

Record deflation in Japan

Just days before Japan’s general election, new figures showed record deflation there and the politically sensitive jobless rate hitting a record

Business

Euro zone more upbeat

Euro zone businesses and people living in the region are feeling more optimistic about the state of the economy. A monthly survey by the European

Business

Friday 28th August

Europe’s stock markets closed at their highest in 10 months after two days of losses, led by commodity and banking shares. London was up almost

World

Raising Latin American ghosts

The announcement of seven American bases in Colombia have resurrected old ghosts from the past about US involvement in Latin America. After a long

Culture

A Prophet/Neuilly Sa Mere

Two new French films have hit the screens in Belgium and France this week. A Prophet is the controversial prison drama from French director

Culture

Da Vinci on show

A touring exhibition called “The Genius and his Machines” has arrived in Rome. The show presents a selection of Leonardo Da Vinci’s wooden machines