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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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