BREAKING NEWS

2009-09-09

Business

Wednesday 9th September

European shares finished up for the fifth straight session and hit an 11-month closing high. The weakness of the dollar underpinned shares of

Europe

Backing a ban on bluefin tune

Sushi lovers take note: bluefin tuna could soon be off the menu. The European Commission has provisionally backed a ban on fishing for Atlantic

Sci-tech

TecWatch at IFA

The TecWatch area at Berlin’s consumer electronics fair IFA presents the results of non-commercial research. So rather than being presented with

Sci-tech

Electronic novelties at IFA

At IFA, the consumer electronics fair held in Berlin, one of the stars of the show was a new mobile phone called Blue Earth. It’s a touch screen

World

Flash floods swamp Istanbul

Freak storms have sparked flash floods in Turkey, cutting a major motorway and stranding hundreds of people. Torrential rain sent a wall of water

World

Election setback for Merkel

Senior members of German Chanellor Angela Merkels conservatives have urged their leader to raise her game after a poll setback just a few weeks