Markets: 10th November

European shares fluctuated through the day and ended slightly lower. Among the factors HSBC reported its profit so far this year is higher than


Brown ponders Afghan war options

Remembrance Sunday in Lashkar Gah. A chance to unite in tribute to the fallen. For many Britons, last week’s murder of five UK soldiers by a rogue


Mr AK-47 turns 90

The father of the gun adored by revolutionaries around the world turns 90 today. Mikhail Kalashnikov, who lives in Izhevsk, over a thousand miles


Air conditioning goes green

At the Lac du Bourget near Lyon in France, researchers are testing new air conditioning technology aiming to cut the amount of energy needed to keep


Mamco in monochrome

A new exhibition has opened at Mamco, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Geneva. Two Swiss artists are featured, both of them working in monochrome


Amelia flies in

Hilary Swank, with two Oscars already under her belt, is back in Mira Nair’s new film “Amelia”, a biopic on the life and times of famous female flyer


New unity government in Lebanon

Five months after elections in Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the son of the murdered prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, has named a cabinet


Two Koreas in reported sea clash

It is reported the two Koreas have had a brief naval skirmish. The Yonhap news agency quotes a South Korean defence source as saying that shots were