BREAKING NEWS

2010-01-07

Business

German orders and retail sales disappointing

A setback to the recovery in Europe’s largest economy. Lower demand for German products, particularly from overseas, meant weak orders for the

A setback to the recovery in Europe’s largest economy. Lower demand for German products, particularly from overseas, meant weak orders for the

Business

Markets: 7th January

European shares finished virtually unchanged, as investors took profits. Economic news of the day included the fact that the number of people

European shares finished virtually unchanged, as investors took profits. Economic news of the day included the fact that the number of people

Business

Saab's fate near sealed

As the Thursday evening deadline neared for General Motors to either sell or close Saab various prospective bidders were making last-ditch efforts to

As the Thursday evening deadline neared for General Motors to either sell or close Saab various prospective bidders were making last-ditch efforts to

Business

Tablets turned at CES

Keep taking the tablets is the advice from computer makers hoping that 2010 will be the year of the tablet computer. At CES, the world’s biggest

Keep taking the tablets is the advice from computer makers hoping that 2010 will be the year of the tablet computer. At CES, the world’s biggest

Business

Euro zone economic optimism

Economic sentiment in the euro zone rose more than expected in December. That suggests that there was stronger growth in the fourth quarter than

Economic sentiment in the euro zone rose more than expected in December. That suggests that there was stronger growth in the fourth quarter than

Business

Kan wants weaker yen

Japan’s new finance minister, Naoto Kan, has called for a weaker yen. At his first news conference Kan said he will work with the Bank of Japan to

Japan’s new finance minister, Naoto Kan, has called for a weaker yen. At his first news conference Kan said he will work with the Bank of Japan to

News

Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

Orthodox Christians around the world have been celebrating Christmas – among them Serbian President Boris Tadic. At a monestary in Kosovo, he

Orthodox Christians around the world have been celebrating Christmas – among them Serbian President Boris Tadic. At a monestary in Kosovo, he

News

Failed airline bomber indicted in US

A US grand jury has indicted the man suspected of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day. Nigerian citizen Umar Farouk

A US grand jury has indicted the man suspected of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day. Nigerian citizen Umar Farouk

Europe

Galileo services foreseen in 2014

The EU’s new space-based navigation system Galileo will begin operating in 2014. The European Commission has also said the project intended to rival

The EU’s new space-based navigation system Galileo will begin operating in 2014. The European Commission has also said the project intended to rival

Europe

EU considers strip-scanning air travellers

The health effect of x-ray scanners being proposed for airport security has raised calls for a European standard. These scanners are used to see

The health effect of x-ray scanners being proposed for airport security has raised calls for a European standard. These scanners are used to see

Science_technology

Egypt steps up fight to reclaim its history

Alexandria was one of the ancient world’s most famous cities and home to one of its wonders. Founded in the fourth century BC by Alexander the Great

Alexandria was one of the ancient world’s most famous cities and home to one of its wonders. Founded in the fourth century BC by Alexander the Great

Culture

End of an era at the Staatsoper

The Vienna State Opera was officially inaugurated on May 25, 1869, and in its long history studded with famous directors like Richard Strauss, Gustav

The Vienna State Opera was officially inaugurated on May 25, 1869, and in its long history studded with famous directors like Richard Strauss, Gustav

Culture

"The Last Station" reveals Tolstoy's final years

Christopher Plummer takes on the role of Leo Tolstoy in new movie “The Last Station.” The actor portrays the tumultuous last years of Tolstoy’s life

Christopher Plummer takes on the role of Leo Tolstoy in new movie “The Last Station.” The actor portrays the tumultuous last years of Tolstoy’s life

News

Al Qaeda's Afghan wing claims CIA killings

Afghanistan is reeling from a series of attacks on the day al-Qaeda said it carried out last week’s killing of seven CIA officers in the

Afghanistan is reeling from a series of attacks on the day al-Qaeda said it carried out last week’s killing of seven CIA officers in the

News

German FM backs Turkey's EU dream

Germany’s Liberal foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle, had words of encouragement for Ankara’s bid to join the European Union as he visited

Germany’s Liberal foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle, had words of encouragement for Ankara’s bid to join the European Union as he visited

News

Technical problems persist for Eurostar

More than 230 passengers were stuck for over an hour beneath the English Channel after the latest in a series of breakdowns to plague the Eurostar

More than 230 passengers were stuck for over an hour beneath the English Channel after the latest in a series of breakdowns to plague the Eurostar

News

European freeze continues

Arctic conditions across the UK and many other European countries continue to cause misery. All forms of transport – road, rail, and air – have

Arctic conditions across the UK and many other European countries continue to cause misery. All forms of transport – road, rail, and air – have

News

Six Egyptian Copts killed in Christmas Eve shooting

Six Coptic Christians and a Muslim policeman have been killed in a drive-by shooting in Egypt. Another nine Copts – Egyptian Christians – were

Six Coptic Christians and a Muslim policeman have been killed in a drive-by shooting in Egypt. Another nine Copts – Egyptian Christians – were

News

More technical problems for Eurostar

A Eurostar train that broke down in the Channel Tunnel has finally emerged in southern England, after passengers spent around two hours stuck in the

A Eurostar train that broke down in the Channel Tunnel has finally emerged in southern England, after passengers spent around two hours stuck in the

News

Al Qaeda claims attack on CIA staff in Afghanistan

As Afghanistan reels from fresh violence today, al-Qaeda has said it was behind last week’s suicide attack that killed seven CIA officers. The

As Afghanistan reels from fresh violence today, al-Qaeda has said it was behind last week’s suicide attack that killed seven CIA officers. The

News

Christmas plane bomb suspect indicted

A man suspected of trying to blow up a US-bound plane on Christmas Day has been formally indicted on six charges including attempted murder and

A man suspected of trying to blow up a US-bound plane on Christmas Day has been formally indicted on six charges including attempted murder and

News

Whale hunt clash makes diplomatic waves

A showdown on the high seas between environmental activists and whalers is making waves on the diplomatic front. A protest boat belonging to the

A showdown on the high seas between environmental activists and whalers is making waves on the diplomatic front. A protest boat belonging to the

News

Iran's Foreign Minister visits Iraq amid tensions

Iran’s foreign minister is in Iraq for a delicate visit during a time of difficult relations between the two countries. Manouchehr Mottaki was met

Iran’s foreign minister is in Iraq for a delicate visit during a time of difficult relations between the two countries. Manouchehr Mottaki was met

News

French political veteran Seguin dies at 66

One of the biggest names in French politics over the last quarter of a century, Philippe Seguin, has died at the age of 66. The nation’s political

One of the biggest names in French politics over the last quarter of a century, Philippe Seguin, has died at the age of 66. The nation’s political

News

Wintry chaos continues across Europe

Severe winter weather continues to cause havoc across Europe, and forecasters claim sub zero temperatures are set to remain for some time. In the

Severe winter weather continues to cause havoc across Europe, and forecasters claim sub zero temperatures are set to remain for some time. In the

News

Brown fights off fresh coup attempt

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has survived another leadership challenge after colleagues lined up behind him to reject a call for a secret

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has survived another leadership challenge after colleagues lined up behind him to reject a call for a secret