BREAKING NEWS

2010-01-12

Business

Airbus' A380 troubles to continue

The A380 superjumbo continues to create problems for Airbus and its parent company EADS. It has warned the double-decker plane will be a

The A380 superjumbo continues to create problems for Airbus and its parent company EADS. It has warned the double-decker plane will be a

Business

Saab workers protest GM closure signals

Thousands of Saab workers have demonstrated outside their factory in Trollhattan, Sweden as General Motors sent the clearest signals yet that it

Thousands of Saab workers have demonstrated outside their factory in Trollhattan, Sweden as General Motors sent the clearest signals yet that it

News

Blair spin doctor defends British case for Iraq war

The communications strategist and close adviser to Tony Blair has given evidence before an inquiry into Britain’s role in the Iraq war. Alastair

The communications strategist and close adviser to Tony Blair has given evidence before an inquiry into Britain’s role in the Iraq war. Alastair

Business

Cadbury hopes result will repel Kraft

Cadbury has announced robust results for 2009 and an upbeat outlook for its profit and dividends. It is the last move by the British chocolate

Cadbury has announced robust results for 2009 and an upbeat outlook for its profit and dividends. It is the last move by the British chocolate

Business

JAL investment offer improved

American Airlines and its partners in the Oneworld alliance have improved their offer of investment money in Japan Airlines to almost one billion

American Airlines and its partners in the Oneworld alliance have improved their offer of investment money in Japan Airlines to almost one billion

Europe

Bulgaria's choice of commissioner finds many MEPs wary

The European Parliament’s Liberals, Socialists and Greens have shown themselves to be the most wary of Bulgaria’s nominee for commissioner, Rumiana

The European Parliament’s Liberals, Socialists and Greens have shown themselves to be the most wary of Bulgaria’s nominee for commissioner, Rumiana

Europe

Rumiana Jeleva's strengths, weaknesses considered by MEPs

It has been stressful for would-be members of the new European Commission being questioned by European Parliament committees regarding their fitness

It has been stressful for would-be members of the new European Commission being questioned by European Parliament committees regarding their fitness

Business

French budget deficit balloons

France’s budget deficit reached a new record of 143.3 billion euros in November. That is more than double the level of a year earlier. However

France’s budget deficit reached a new record of 143.3 billion euros in November. That is more than double the level of a year earlier. However

News

Mafia suspects arrested after racial unrest in Italy

Italian police have arrested 11 suspected members of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia in Rosarno, where violent racial clashes last week have been blamed on

Italian police have arrested 11 suspected members of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia in Rosarno, where violent racial clashes last week have been blamed on

News

German Greens celebrate 30th anniversary

Still putting the planet first, Germany’s Green Party has more than moved into mainstream politics as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. A photo

Still putting the planet first, Germany’s Green Party has more than moved into mainstream politics as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. A photo

News

Iran blames US and Israel for physicist killing

Iran says Israel and the United States are behind the assassination of a prominent physicist. Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was reportedly killed when a

Iran says Israel and the United States are behind the assassination of a prominent physicist. Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was reportedly killed when a

News

Missing Madeleine's parents face accuser in court

The parents of British girl Madeleine McCann are back in Portugal, to face the former detective who questioned their account of the little girl’s

The parents of British girl Madeleine McCann are back in Portugal, to face the former detective who questioned their account of the little girl’s

News

Rival groups snipe over deadly Togo team attack

A second group of rebels in south west Africa has said it carried out the deadly attack on the Togo football delegation in Angola for the African

A second group of rebels in south west Africa has said it carried out the deadly attack on the Togo football delegation in Angola for the African

Science_technology

All aboard the 'road train'

Traffic jams, pollution, road rage – just a few of the disadvantages of our car-dependent society. But a group of French researchers are working on a

Traffic jams, pollution, road rage – just a few of the disadvantages of our car-dependent society. But a group of French researchers are working on a

Culture

Nordic fishermen provide fashion inspiration

From the sweltering Brazilian summer, to the icy waters of the Arctic on the runways of Rio. Fashion Week saw designers presenting their

From the sweltering Brazilian summer, to the icy waters of the Arctic on the runways of Rio. Fashion Week saw designers presenting their

Culture

Clooney stars in Reitman's Up In The Air

George Clooney stars in Jason Reitman’s latest film dramatic comedy Up In The Air as Ryan Bingham, a man obsessed with air miles, whose job is firing

George Clooney stars in Jason Reitman’s latest film dramatic comedy Up In The Air as Ryan Bingham, a man obsessed with air miles, whose job is firing

News

Dozens rescued in Bavarian cable-car breakdown

There has been a major mountain rescue operation in southern Germany after dozens of skiers were trapped when a cable car system ground to a

There has been a major mountain rescue operation in southern Germany after dozens of skiers were trapped when a cable car system ground to a

News

Wannabe EU commissioners continue hearings

More would-be commissioners go under the spotlight today in the EU parliament. The nominee for Trade Commissioner, Belgium’s Karel de Gucht, is

More would-be commissioners go under the spotlight today in the EU parliament. The nominee for Trade Commissioner, Belgium’s Karel de Gucht, is

News

Blair's spin doctor defends case for Iraq war

The communications strategist and close advisor of Tony Blair has given evidence before an inquiry into Britain’s role in the Iraq war. Alastair

The communications strategist and close advisor of Tony Blair has given evidence before an inquiry into Britain’s role in the Iraq war. Alastair

News

Bomb blast kills Iranian nuclear physicist

A remote-controlled bomb has killed a high-ranking nuclear scientist in Iran. The Islamic Republic is pointing the finger of blame at arch-foes the

A remote-controlled bomb has killed a high-ranking nuclear scientist in Iran. The Islamic Republic is pointing the finger of blame at arch-foes the

News

McChrystal says tide is turning against Taliban

Despite a particularly deadly day for foreign forces in Afghanistan, the US and NATO commander there says the tide is turning against the

Despite a particularly deadly day for foreign forces in Afghanistan, the US and NATO commander there says the tide is turning against the

News

Tehran bomb kills university professor

A remote-controlled bomb has killed a Tehran University professor, according to Iranian state television. Named as Massoud Mohammadi, authorities

A remote-controlled bomb has killed a Tehran University professor, according to Iranian state television. Named as Massoud Mohammadi, authorities

News

MEPs grill wannabe EU commissioners

MEPs gave Britain’s Catherine Ashton lukewarm support for her nomination as the EU’s new foreign affairs chief when the European parliament began its

MEPs gave Britain’s Catherine Ashton lukewarm support for her nomination as the EU’s new foreign affairs chief when the European parliament began its

News

Cold snap continues to stretch across Europe

The woes of winter are continuing to cause havoc across large parts of Europe. Germany is slowly getting back to normal after a weekend of heavy

The woes of winter are continuing to cause havoc across large parts of Europe. Germany is slowly getting back to normal after a weekend of heavy

News

Gay marriage campaigners take on California

Gay rights campaigners have launched federal court action against California in a bid to overturn a nationwide ban on same sex marriages. They hope

Gay rights campaigners have launched federal court action against California in a bid to overturn a nationwide ban on same sex marriages. They hope