How can we save the Arctic?

Melting ice statues like this one in Copenhagen highlight the impact of climate change. Talk Planet asked Martin Sommerkorn, a climate change


EU staff demand 3.7% pay rise

EU civil servants have taken part in a three hour strike demanding a 3.7 per cent pay rise that they had expected. Fifteen of the European Union’s 27


Obama pressures bank bosses

President Barack Obama has turned up the heat on the bosses of top US banks. At a meeting at the White House he told them they were not giving


Markets: 14th December

European shares finished higher. It was their third consecutive session of gains. Banks were the strongest performers after Abu Dhabi bailing out


First 4G network launched

Nordic telecoms operator TeliaSonera has opened the first mobile phone networks in the world to use faster LTE wireless technology – otherwise known


Cadbury rejects Kraft again

Unveiling its defence against a takeover offer from Kraft Foods, Cadbury said it has received interest from other bidders, but declined to name


Sakharov remembered in Moscow

It is the 20th anniversary of Nobel peace prize winner Andrei Sakharov’s death. The presentation of the EU’s Sakharov prize to Russian human rights


HSBC whistleblower speaks out

The whistleblower at the centre of a banking row between France and Switzerland has blown his own cover to defend his actions. Hervé Falciani