BREAKING NEWS

2009-09-03

Business

Thursday 3rd September

European shares finished the day slightly down with the biggest bourses – London, Frankfurt and Paris – all sharply lower. Among the influences

Business

Pernod talks of tough year

Pernod Ricard is predicting a tough year as the drinks market stagnates and says it will focus on selling assets and generating cash to reduce its

Europe

Reactions to Barroso persuasion

European Parliament members are not to be easily won over by Jose Manuel Barroso. His bid to stay on as Commission president has run into resistance

World

Iran plays cat and mouse

His apparent re-election as President is still being vehemently disputed by a large proportion of Iranian society – but at least Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

World

Landmines: childhood forbidden

Colombia is among the world’s countries with the most landmines. The children have grown up with violence, and even in territory no longer controlled

Europe

Barroso kindles EP's interest

Jose Manuel Barroso has unveiled the policy document he will take up with the European Parliament next week, outlining his intentions if the assembly

Europe

Cowen gung-ho (almost) on Lisbon

Ireland’s prime minister says the EU’s Lisbon reform Treaty is about “the survival of the country”. Brian Cowen has just launched his campaign for

World

Greece gears for early poll

In Greece the country is gearing for a snap election. It’s a high stakes gamble for Conservative Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis who is

World

Bongo leads Gabon election

Ali Ben Bongo is on course to follow in his father’s footsteps and become President of Gabon. He reportedly has a commanding lead in the