BREAKING NEWS

2009-10-05

Business

France Telecom deputy CEO quits

France Telecom has appointed a new deputy chief executive Stéphane Richard. He replaces Pierre-Louis Wenes who is quitting to calm a political

France Telecom has appointed a new deputy chief executive Stéphane Richard. He replaces Pierre-Louis Wenes who is quitting to calm a political

Business

Angry shareholders berate Hypo bosses

Shareholders of collapsed German lender Hypo Real Estate have been protesting at a meeting called to force them to sell their stock to the German

Shareholders of collapsed German lender Hypo Real Estate have been protesting at a meeting called to force them to sell their stock to the German

Business

Markets: 5th October

Europe’s bourses finished well in the black, bouncing back from the four-week lows they hit at the end of last week. Stocks were boosted by news

Europe’s bourses finished well in the black, bouncing back from the four-week lows they hit at the end of last week. Stocks were boosted by news

Business

Euro zone service sector expands

The euro zone’s services industries returned to growth for the first time in 16 months in September. Economists said that demonstrated the

The euro zone’s services industries returned to growth for the first time in 16 months in September. Economists said that demonstrated the

News

Indonesia ends search for quake survivors

Five days after a devastating earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the search for survivors has been called off. At least 1,000 people

Five days after a devastating earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the search for survivors has been called off. At least 1,000 people

News

Greece's Socialists buck Europe's political trend

The resounding victory for George Papandreou’s Pasok party in Greece’s snap poll somewhat bucks the trend across the rest of Europe where

The resounding victory for George Papandreou’s Pasok party in Greece’s snap poll somewhat bucks the trend across the rest of Europe where

Europe

Pilots protest 'dangerous' EU work time law

Pilots across Europe are warning that EU rules on how long they can be required to work present a yawning danger. Those who earn their living in the

Pilots across Europe are warning that EU rules on how long they can be required to work present a yawning danger. Those who earn their living in the

Europe

EU milk talks 'going in right direction'

Hundreds of European dairy farmers with a lot to lose have vowed to take a harder position with their milk supply strike if the EU’s farm ministers

Hundreds of European dairy farmers with a lot to lose have vowed to take a harder position with their milk supply strike if the EU’s farm ministers

News

Nobel Prize for "immortality enzyme"

Three Americans have been honoured with the 2009 Nobel Prize for medicine. Carol Greidner is a molecular biology and genetics professor at the

Three Americans have been honoured with the 2009 Nobel Prize for medicine. Carol Greidner is a molecular biology and genetics professor at the

News

Tough challenges for Greece's new PM

He has won a landslide election victory and been invited to form Greece’s next government but, for George Papandreou, the real hard work lies ahead

He has won a landslide election victory and been invited to form Greece’s next government but, for George Papandreou, the real hard work lies ahead

Science_technology

Nero's rotating dining room

Nero’s life often gives rise to the most lurid stories of tyrany, debauchery, and extravagance but in reality only some basic facts are known about

Nero’s life often gives rise to the most lurid stories of tyrany, debauchery, and extravagance but in reality only some basic facts are known about

Culture

Banker-bashing: Michael Moore returns

The subject of Michael Moore’s latest documentary comes as no surprize – it isn’t only bankers who get it hot and strong, the entire capitalist

The subject of Michael Moore’s latest documentary comes as no surprize – it isn’t only bankers who get it hot and strong, the entire capitalist

Culture

Paris pret-a-porter roundup

Vivienne Westwood’s pret-a-porter collection, shown in Paris was typically anarchic – this time apparently in reference to global warming. Which

Vivienne Westwood’s pret-a-porter collection, shown in Paris was typically anarchic – this time apparently in reference to global warming. Which

News

More legal pressure on Berlusconi

Italy’s embattled Prime Minister is bracing himself for a legal verdict that could further weaken his position. The country’s top court will this

Italy’s embattled Prime Minister is bracing himself for a legal verdict that could further weaken his position. The country’s top court will this

News

Bomb hits UN offices in Pakistan

Five people have been killed after a suicide bomber attacked the UN World Food Programme offices in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. The bomber

Five people have been killed after a suicide bomber attacked the UN World Food Programme offices in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. The bomber

News

Polish sports minister resigns

Poland’s minister of sport has resigned in a scandal over a lobbying campaign by the gambling industry. Miroslaw Drzewiecki has been caught up in

Poland’s minister of sport has resigned in a scandal over a lobbying campaign by the gambling industry. Miroslaw Drzewiecki has been caught up in

News

Huge public sector strike in Romania

Romania has been hit by a massive public sector strike, described as the country’s most wide-ranging protest since the fall of communism. Health

Romania has been hit by a massive public sector strike, described as the country’s most wide-ranging protest since the fall of communism. Health

News

Immigrants hail Greek Socialists' poll win

Members of Greece’s immigrant community have taken to the streets to celebrate the Socialist victory in the country’s snap election. Winner George

Members of Greece’s immigrant community have taken to the streets to celebrate the Socialist victory in the country’s snap election. Winner George

News

EU farm ministers discuss milk crisis

A convoy of tractors headed out of Soumagne in Belgium bound for Brussels as EU agriculture ministers meet to discuss the milk crisis.   Dairy

A convoy of tractors headed out of Soumagne in Belgium bound for Brussels as EU agriculture ministers meet to discuss the milk crisis.   Dairy

News

Three share Nobel Prize for medicine

Three US researchers, Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostack, have won the 2009 Nobel Prize for medicine for their discovery of how

Three US researchers, Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostack, have won the 2009 Nobel Prize for medicine for their discovery of how

News

Suicide bomb blast at UN office in Pakistan

A suicide attacker has struck at an office of the UN’s World Food Programme in Pakistan, killing at least three people and wounding several more

A suicide attacker has struck at an office of the UN’s World Food Programme in Pakistan, killing at least three people and wounding several more

News

Berlin celebrates reunification bigtime

East meets West at the Brandenburg Gate, so two giant marionettes met during the weekend in Berlin to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the

East meets West at the Brandenburg Gate, so two giant marionettes met during the weekend in Berlin to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the

News

Hope runs out for Indonesian quake victims

The death toll following the Indonesian earthquake could run into the thousands. Relief workers hold out little hope of finding more survivors

The death toll following the Indonesian earthquake could run into the thousands. Relief workers hold out little hope of finding more survivors

News

Spanish navy captures Somali pirates

Pirates continue to call the shots on the Alakrana, a Spanish tuna fisher hijacked off the coast of Somalia. But two of them have been captured by

Pirates continue to call the shots on the Alakrana, a Spanish tuna fisher hijacked off the coast of Somalia. But two of them have been captured by

News

Last Niger Delta rebel leader surrenders

The last of the Niger Delta rebel leaders has agreed to stop fighting and has surrendered all his group’s weapons in return for an unconditional

The last of the Niger Delta rebel leaders has agreed to stop fighting and has surrendered all his group’s weapons in return for an unconditional

News

Greece: Costas Karamanlis admits defeat in Greek election

Outgoing Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has admitted defeat in the Greek elections and resigned as leader of the New Democracy Party. The 53

Outgoing Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has admitted defeat in the Greek elections and resigned as leader of the New Democracy Party. The 53