BREAKING NEWS

2009-10-19

Europe

Sunday fishing rule denial

Recreational fishermen will not be forced to declare what they catch under European quota rules, Brussels has reiterated. Questions have been raised

Business

Markets: 19th October

European shares bounced back to one year highs, with banks, food producers and drugmakers leading the advance. Financials were the best

Business

DSB made bankrupt

A Dutch court has declared the troubled lender DSB bankrupt after attempts over the weekend to sell or rescue it failed. Other Dutch banks are now

Business

Norilsk profits slump

Russia’s Norilsk has announced sharply lower profits for the last six months, but the world’s largest miner of nickel and palladium performed better

Europe

Microcredit in the EU

Microcredit, or the offer of small loans for the world’s poorest countries, is increasingly in demand in Europe. How can microcredit help people get

Europe

Low-carbon energy in the EU

Despite the financial crisis, the European Commission wants the EU to triple the amount of money it spends on low-carbon energy technology research

World

Accident

A teenager has been killed and as many as 23 others injured after a bus carrying Dutch students and staff crashed north of Barcelona. A number of

World

Growing US doubts over Karzai

America has admitted its growing worries over Afghanistan, by questioning the credibility of President Hamid Karzai. The doubts come as the White