BREAKING NEWS

2009-09-15

Culture

Dorian Gray hits town

Dorian Gray is Oliver Parker’s latest foray into Oscar Wilde and follows on from An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Ernest. This film is

Europe

Barroso's final job pitch

Accentuating social angles, Jose Manuel Barroso has made his final pitch to the European Parliament to secure its members’ support for another five

Sci-tech

Crisis in Kenya

A drought in Kenya has become so severe that the riverbeds have dried up, the grassland is nothing but dust, and so far, nearly 100 elephants have

Business

European car sales up

European car sales rose for a third straight month in August. New industry figures show they were up by three percent. But for the first eight

Business

Tuesday 15th September

European shares finished higher having resumed their two-week rally, helped by news from across the Atlantic. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben

Business

Frankfurt show opens

The Frankfurt Motor Show is underway with car company bosses predicting a bumpy road to a market recovery. Opel – soon to be new under ownership –

Business

Suitors line up for JAL

Air France-KLM is reportedly the latest company that wants to invest in Japan Airlines. Various carriers are keen to take a stake in the

Business

Bosch to cut jobs

Falling car sales are forcing German firm Bosch to cut 10,000 jobs this year reducing its global workforce to 270,000. The world’s biggest car

World

UN denounces war crimes in Gaza

A damning report on last winter’s fighting in Gaza has accused both Israel and the Palestinians of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity

World

Afghan vote set for recount

Election officials in Afghanistan have called for a recount of at least ten percent of votes in the presidential election amid claims of fraud

World

Belgium headscarf row grows

Schools in the Belgian Dutch-speaking region of Flanders are to ban the wearing of the Muslim headscarf by their girl pupils. After a decision by