BREAKING NEWS

2009-12-08

Environment

Cleaner, greener solutions at Pollutec

Despite the difficult economic environment, this years Pollutec exhibition in Paris attracted around 1500 exhibitors from 36 different countries

Despite the difficult economic environment, this years Pollutec exhibition in Paris attracted around 1500 exhibitors from 36 different countries

Business

Obama unveils modest jobs moves

With 15 million jobless Americans facing a grim holiday season, President Barack Obama has announced several programmes to boost US employment

With 15 million jobless Americans facing a grim holiday season, President Barack Obama has announced several programmes to boost US employment

Business

Buyers line up for Swedish car firms

General Motors is reportedly talking to Chinese car maker Beijing Automotive about selling some Saab assets including tooling and technology.

General Motors is reportedly talking to Chinese car maker Beijing Automotive about selling some Saab assets including tooling and technology.

Business

Markets: 8th December

European shares finished the session 1.5 percent lower. The decline was led by banks due to renewed concerns over their exposure to Dubai World

European shares finished the session 1.5 percent lower. The decline was led by banks due to renewed concerns over their exposure to Dubai World

Business

Microsoft 'near agreement with EU'

EU competition regulators are reportedly about to accept an amended offer by Microsoft over how internet browsers are chosen on personal computers

EU competition regulators are reportedly about to accept an amended offer by Microsoft over how internet browsers are chosen on personal computers

Business

Trichet cautious on euro zone recovery

Job creation will remain a major problem for euro zone countries as the region’s economy faces a bumpy road to recovery with governments trying to

Job creation will remain a major problem for euro zone countries as the region’s economy faces a bumpy road to recovery with governments trying to

Business

Tesco sales growth disappoints

British supermarket chain Tesco has posted quarterly sales growth that was towards the bottom end of forecasts due to the recent fall in food price

British supermarket chain Tesco has posted quarterly sales growth that was towards the bottom end of forecasts due to the recent fall in food price

News

Heat is on in Copenhagen

It may be winter but at the climate summit in Denmark the heat is on to slow the pace of global warming. Outside, too, temperatures are rising –

It may be winter but at the climate summit in Denmark the heat is on to slow the pace of global warming. Outside, too, temperatures are rising –

News

Gates tells Afghanistan US won't turn its back

America will not turn away from Afghanistan; that was the message from Defence Secretary Robert Gates on a surprise visit to Kabul. His trip comes

America will not turn away from Afghanistan; that was the message from Defence Secretary Robert Gates on a surprise visit to Kabul. His trip comes

Environment

Environmentalists hail US climate move

The decision by the US government to classify greenhouse gases as a danger to human health has been hailed by environmentalists. The ruling now

The decision by the US government to classify greenhouse gases as a danger to human health has been hailed by environmentalists. The ruling now

Europe

Europe to Israel: 'negotiate over Jerusalem'

Europe has urged Israel to negotiate over the status of Jerusalem. The EU foreign ministers say Jerusalem needs to be not only the capital of Israel

Europe has urged Israel to negotiate over the status of Jerusalem. The EU foreign ministers say Jerusalem needs to be not only the capital of Israel

News

Scores killed by serial bombings in Iraq

At least 127 people have been killed and more than 400 others injured by a series of car bombs in the second most bloody day in Iraq this year

At least 127 people have been killed and more than 400 others injured by a series of car bombs in the second most bloody day in Iraq this year

Environment

Climate catastrophe or commercial opportunity?

The shape of the future, soon to be choking roads across China may be a little red car, a prototype electric vehicle. It is just one of the ways

The shape of the future, soon to be choking roads across China may be a little red car, a prototype electric vehicle. It is just one of the ways

Environment

Challenge issued on Copenhagen science

The overwhelming slant of the Copenhagen climate change conference is on how to reduce the effect human beings have on the environment. Yet there

The overwhelming slant of the Copenhagen climate change conference is on how to reduce the effect human beings have on the environment. Yet there

Environment

Oceans under threat?

Talk Planet is in Copenhagen to follow the UN climate summit. In this edition we are focusing on the oceans and the effect climate change could have

Talk Planet is in Copenhagen to follow the UN climate summit. In this edition we are focusing on the oceans and the effect climate change could have

Environment

Offsetting Copenhagen's carbon footprint

Sealing a climate deal at a carbon neutral summit – that is what COP15 organisers are hoping for. And in that spirit, eco-friendly transport is

Sealing a climate deal at a carbon neutral summit – that is what COP15 organisers are hoping for. And in that spirit, eco-friendly transport is

Culture

Let there be light

From the 5th to the 8th of December the city of Lyon celebrates its fetes des lumieres. Sixty artists have transformed the city into a large luminous

From the 5th to the 8th of December the city of Lyon celebrates its fetes des lumieres. Sixty artists have transformed the city into a large luminous

Culture

Cameron sets a new standard for 3D movies

James Cameron’s new film “Avatar” promises to change public perception of 3D movies. Special cameras were made for the movie. It tells the story of

James Cameron’s new film “Avatar” promises to change public perception of 3D movies. Special cameras were made for the movie. It tells the story of

News

Scores dead in Baghdad bombings

Scores of people have been killed after a series of suicide bombings in Baghdad. News agency reports say at least a 112 people have died and more

Scores of people have been killed after a series of suicide bombings in Baghdad. News agency reports say at least a 112 people have died and more

News

First commercial space shuttle unveiled

Is it out of this world or just an expensive gamble? Whatever your view, business tycoon Richard Branson has unveiled the first ever commercial

Is it out of this world or just an expensive gamble? Whatever your view, business tycoon Richard Branson has unveiled the first ever commercial

News

Climate delegates get down to work

Delegates from 192 countries have got down to work at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, heartened by the declaration from the US that greenhouse

Delegates from 192 countries have got down to work at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, heartened by the declaration from the US that greenhouse

News

Attack

A series of massive car bombs across the Iraqi capital has left more than 100 people dead and nearly 200 injured. Coming within minutes of each

A series of massive car bombs across the Iraqi capital has left more than 100 people dead and nearly 200 injured. Coming within minutes of each

News

US carbon ruling raises hopes at Copenhagen

A ruling by the US government that greenhouse gases threaten human health has raised hopes that further progress can be made at the Copenhagen

A ruling by the US government that greenhouse gases threaten human health has raised hopes that further progress can be made at the Copenhagen

News

US Defence Secretary holds talks in Kabul

The US Defence Secretary, Robert Gates, has arrived in Afghanistan, ahead of the thousands of new troops announced by Barack Obama. The Pentagon

The US Defence Secretary, Robert Gates, has arrived in Afghanistan, ahead of the thousands of new troops announced by Barack Obama. The Pentagon

News

Baghdad blasts kill more than 100

Baghdad has been rocked by a series of car bombs, which have left more than 100 people dead, and many more injured. It is thought judicial

Baghdad has been rocked by a series of car bombs, which have left more than 100 people dead, and many more injured. It is thought judicial

News

Dozen dead in Pakistani intelligence office blast

A bomb attack near a security agency office in the Pakistani city of Multan has left at least 12 people dead. With a school close by, children

A bomb attack near a security agency office in the Pakistani city of Multan has left at least 12 people dead. With a school close by, children

Environment

A meaningful agreement?

Talk Planet is in Copenhagen. We are following the UN climate summit throughout the next two weeks. We will put your questions to the top experts

Talk Planet is in Copenhagen. We are following the UN climate summit throughout the next two weeks. We will put your questions to the top experts

Europe

Manager training in China

As trade with China becomes more and more important, the EU and China have set up a special training programme for small businesses. What are they

As trade with China becomes more and more important, the EU and China have set up a special training programme for small businesses. What are they

Europe

Small companies network fights the recession

The financial crisis is still with us. Small and medium sized companies are having a hard time getting bank loans. When they do, they pay high

The financial crisis is still with us. Small and medium sized companies are having a hard time getting bank loans. When they do, they pay high