BREAKING NEWS

2010-01-04

Europe

Barroso II Commission

The members of the European Commission being dubbed ‘the Barroso II team’, newly-appointed by the EU states, must still win the approval of the

World

Dubai - a debt laden cityscape

Dubai is a gleaming cityscape of towering skyscrapers. In the 1950’s Dubai was just a sleepy port on the Persian Gulf. But in recent times it has

Business

Novartis eyes Alcon

Swiss drugmaker Novartis is moving to take full control of US based Alcon, the world’s biggest eye care firm. The purchase is to help Novartis

Business

Markets: 4th January

European shares kicked off the new year by hitting a 15-month high. However only low volumes were being bought and sold with many investors still

Business

JAL to get more credit

Struggling Japan Airlines continues its bumpy ride. Its shares shot up by 31 percent on Monday as the government asked the state-owned Development

Culture

"Esmeralda"

“Esmeralda”, a masterpiece of 19th century ballet, has returned to the renovated stage of the Bolshoi Theater. The last time Moscow’s public could