BREAKING NEWS

2009-09-16

Business

Zara group doing better than hoped

Tighter management of costs and stocks as well as better than expected sales because of good weather during the summer helped Europe’s biggest

Tighter management of costs and stocks as well as better than expected sales because of good weather during the summer helped Europe’s biggest

Business

Euro zone inflation stays negative

Falling energy prices kept euro zone annual inflation in negative territory in August. Transport fuels and heating oil had the biggest impact on the

Falling energy prices kept euro zone annual inflation in negative territory in August. Transport fuels and heating oil had the biggest impact on the

Business

Facebook covering costs

Social networking website Facebook says it made enough money to cover its operating expenses in the last quarter. Some analysts said that shows

Social networking website Facebook says it made enough money to cover its operating expenses in the last quarter. Some analysts said that shows

Business

Wednesday 16th September

European shares finished the day up more than one percent, with a key index – the FTSEurofirst 300 – closing above the 1,000 mark for the first time

European shares finished the day up more than one percent, with a key index – the FTSEurofirst 300 – closing above the 1,000 mark for the first time

Business

UK jobless total still rising

Britain’s jobless rate has hit its highest in 13 years, at just under eight percent of the working population. The National Statistics Office said

Britain’s jobless rate has hit its highest in 13 years, at just under eight percent of the working population. The National Statistics Office said

News

Afghan election: 1 in 3 Karzai votes 'fixed'

The credibility of Afghanistan’s controversial election has been further weakened by claims that a third of all votes for President Hamid Karzai may

The credibility of Afghanistan’s controversial election has been further weakened by claims that a third of all votes for President Hamid Karzai may

News

Swiss parliament picks a new face

He is a fresh face in the cabinet but Switzerland’s so-called “magic formula” for government remains the same. Parliament in Berne picked Didier

He is a fresh face in the cabinet but Switzerland’s so-called “magic formula” for government remains the same. Parliament in Berne picked Didier

News

Toxic waste scandal hits Italy

It’s the equivalent of flytipping, but out at sea, and it concern materials so dangerous ìt threatens the already strained Mediterranean. The

It’s the equivalent of flytipping, but out at sea, and it concern materials so dangerous ìt threatens the already strained Mediterranean. The

News

Milk strikers earn wide support

Falling milk prices have boosted support among Europe’s dairy farmers for an all-out strike to highlight their problems. Belgian farmers staged a

Falling milk prices have boosted support among Europe’s dairy farmers for an all-out strike to highlight their problems. Belgian farmers staged a

Europe

Socialists' Schulz comments on Barroso win

Euronews: “Jose Manuel Barroso has secured a second term as European Commission President, the European Parliament handing him a surprisingly strong

Euronews: “Jose Manuel Barroso has secured a second term as European Commission President, the European Parliament handing him a surprisingly strong

Europe

EPP's Barnier comments on Barroso win

Euronews: “Michel Barnier, head of the French delegation in the European People’s Party, Jose Manuel Barroso has just won a new five year mandate

Euronews: “Michel Barnier, head of the French delegation in the European People’s Party, Jose Manuel Barroso has just won a new five year mandate

News

Nuclear scandal excites German campaign

Claims that a controversial atomic energy report has been buried by a German cabinet minister have pushed nuclear power back into the election

Claims that a controversial atomic energy report has been buried by a German cabinet minister have pushed nuclear power back into the election

News

Daily life as art - at Lyon's Biennale

Culture vultures are swooping on the French city of Lyon for what is being described as “one of the most significant contemporary art festivals of

Culture vultures are swooping on the French city of Lyon for what is being described as “one of the most significant contemporary art festivals of

Science_technology

Multiple Sclerosis future hope

Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological condition that affects the transfer of messages from the central nervous system to the rest of the body. There

Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological condition that affects the transfer of messages from the central nervous system to the rest of the body. There

Culture

Gamer on screens

Written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, Gamer is an action-packed thriller starring Gerard Butler. Loud explosions, plenty of

Written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, Gamer is an action-packed thriller starring Gerard Butler. Loud explosions, plenty of

Culture

USA Today in Spain

A new exhibition, USA Today, has opened in Zaragoza, Spain. The curator, Mario Martin Pareja, says: “USA Today brings together the work of 50 North

A new exhibition, USA Today, has opened in Zaragoza, Spain. The curator, Mario Martin Pareja, says: “USA Today brings together the work of 50 North

News

Hariri tries again in Lebanon

Lebanon’s would-be Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has been asked again to form a new government in Beirut, less than a week after his previous attempt

Lebanon’s would-be Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has been asked again to form a new government in Beirut, less than a week after his previous attempt

News

Afghan vote: 1,5 million suspect ballots

The final result of the controversial elections in Afghanistan will be announced later, with President Hamid Karzai expected to be confirmed as the

The final result of the controversial elections in Afghanistan will be announced later, with President Hamid Karzai expected to be confirmed as the

News

Hatoyama confirmed as Japan's PM

The formal election in parliament as Japan’s Prime Minister was a moment for Yukio Hatoyama to savour. But now the pressure will be on his untested

The formal election in parliament as Japan’s Prime Minister was a moment for Yukio Hatoyama to savour. But now the pressure will be on his untested

Europe

Parliament endorses Barroso

Jose Manuel Barroso has won the support he needed from the European Parliament to serve another five years as the president of the powerful European

Jose Manuel Barroso has won the support he needed from the European Parliament to serve another five years as the president of the powerful European

News

Carter cries "racism" over Obama criticism

His popularity could not be expected to stay sky- high for ever. But is the rising tide of criticism aimed at President Obama largely fuelled by

His popularity could not be expected to stay sky- high for ever. But is the rising tide of criticism aimed at President Obama largely fuelled by

News

Southern Spain on flood alert

At least two people were killed as violent storms battered southern Spain. The victims were a married couple in their 70s. They died in the

At least two people were killed as violent storms battered southern Spain. The victims were a married couple in their 70s. They died in the

News

Suicide attack in Chechnya

A suicide bomber has killed herself and possibly others in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny. Reports are still confused, but some sources

A suicide bomber has killed herself and possibly others in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny. Reports are still confused, but some sources

News

Japan's parliament votes in Hatoyama as PM

Yukio Hatoyama has been formally selected as Japan’s new prime minister. The confirmation comes after a vote in parliament following Hatoyama’s

Yukio Hatoyama has been formally selected as Japan’s new prime minister. The confirmation comes after a vote in parliament following Hatoyama’s

News

Americans told recession is probably over

They are the words Americans have been waiting to hear: their worst recession since the Great Depression is likely to be over. The Federal Reserve

They are the words Americans have been waiting to hear: their worst recession since the Great Depression is likely to be over. The Federal Reserve

News

UN calls for separate Gaza inquiries

There is pressure on Israel and Palestinian authorities to investigate claims they committed war crimes during the Gaza conflict in December and

There is pressure on Israel and Palestinian authorities to investigate claims they committed war crimes during the Gaza conflict in December and

News

Lehman victims demand their money back

One year on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which marked the start of the financial meltdown, the bank’s former customers are demanding their

One year on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which marked the start of the financial meltdown, the bank’s former customers are demanding their

News

French row over reprieve for Scientologists

There is a reprieve for the French branch of the Church of Scientology after a clause in a new law in France states it cannot be dissolved even if it

There is a reprieve for the French branch of the Church of Scientology after a clause in a new law in France states it cannot be dissolved even if it