BREAKING NEWS

2010-02-03

Business

Electrolux profit disappoints

Sweden’s Electrolux posted core profit for last year that was just below expectations. The world’s second-biggest maker of home appliances said

Sweden’s Electrolux posted core profit for last year that was just below expectations. The world’s second-biggest maker of home appliances said

Business

Pedal problems hit Toyota sales

Toyota’s US sales slumped last month as it recalled millions of cars to fix sticking accelerator pedals. The problem also meant eight of its most

Toyota’s US sales slumped last month as it recalled millions of cars to fix sticking accelerator pedals. The problem also meant eight of its most

Business

Euro zone services expand

The euro zone’s service sector continued to expand, but at a slower pace in January than in the previous month. The latest survey of purchasing

The euro zone’s service sector continued to expand, but at a slower pace in January than in the previous month. The latest survey of purchasing

Business

Toy industry descends on Nuremberg

The world’s biggest toy fair is underway in the southern German city of Nuremberg. Around 75,000 trade visitors are expected to attend to check

The world’s biggest toy fair is underway in the southern German city of Nuremberg. Around 75,000 trade visitors are expected to attend to check

Business

Roche profit misses forecasts

Shares in Roche fell after it missed full-year profit forecasts. The Swiss drugmaker blamed disappointing sales of key cancer drugs and gave a

Shares in Roche fell after it missed full-year profit forecasts. The Swiss drugmaker blamed disappointing sales of key cancer drugs and gave a

Europe

EU to police Greek austerity plan

Greece is set to face the strictest monitoring of any European member state as it seeks to get to grips with its bulging deficit. The EU has

Greece is set to face the strictest monitoring of any European member state as it seeks to get to grips with its bulging deficit. The EU has

News

Berlusconi's mother praised as war heroine

The Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has given his backing to Israel in a speech to the Israeli parliament. He called for efficient

The Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has given his backing to Israel in a speech to the Israeli parliament. He called for efficient

News

Ukrainian Elections: tension mounts

As the second round of the Ukrainian presidential elections approaches, tensions are mounting in Kiev.    The Party of Regions candidate, Viktor

As the second round of the Ukrainian presidential elections approaches, tensions are mounting in Kiev.    The Party of Regions candidate, Viktor

News

Military rescue for snowbound northern Europe

The German army deployed a helicopter on Wednesday to provide emergency supplies to the Baltic Sea island of Hiddensee, cut off from the mainland by

The German army deployed a helicopter on Wednesday to provide emergency supplies to the Baltic Sea island of Hiddensee, cut off from the mainland by

News

Genocide charges considered again over Darfur

A charge of genocide could still be on the cards for the Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. International Criminal Court appeal judges have

A charge of genocide could still be on the cards for the Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. International Criminal Court appeal judges have

News

Dismissal request in Concorde trial rejected

The judge in the Concorde manslaughter trial has thrown out a request to have the case dismissed. On the second day of proceedings, lawyers from

The judge in the Concorde manslaughter trial has thrown out a request to have the case dismissed. On the second day of proceedings, lawyers from

Europe

Bulgarian 'new' commissioner concludes EP hearings

Her first priority would be Haiti. New European Commissioner-designate Kristalina Georgieva has come through a hearing at the European Parliament

Her first priority would be Haiti. New European Commissioner-designate Kristalina Georgieva has come through a hearing at the European Parliament

Culture

Italy starts to archive its fashion heritage

A wide array of fashion history is being restored, enhanced and digitised for an archive of Italian fashion. Once complete the material will be

A wide array of fashion history is being restored, enhanced and digitised for an archive of Italian fashion. Once complete the material will be

Science_technology

Ancient eco air-conditioning in Iran

Centuries before air conditioning architects in Iran came up with an effective cooling system. In the ancient desert city of Yazd in the centre of

Centuries before air conditioning architects in Iran came up with an effective cooling system. In the ancient desert city of Yazd in the centre of

Science_technology

UK veggie car heads for top eco conference in US

A British racing car, made from vegetables and powered by chocolate is due to take part in a prestigious green-conference at MIT in Boston in

A British racing car, made from vegetables and powered by chocolate is due to take part in a prestigious green-conference at MIT in Boston in

Culture

A Single Man: Firth in line for an Oscar

British actor Colin Firth takes the lead in the drama A Single Man – the directorial debut for Tom Ford. Firth has already collected the Best Actor

British actor Colin Firth takes the lead in the drama A Single Man – the directorial debut for Tom Ford. Firth has already collected the Best Actor

News

Seven killed in bombing near Pakistani school

Seven people, including three children, have been killed in a bomb attack near a school in northwestern Pakistan. The Taliban has claimed

Seven people, including three children, have been killed in a bomb attack near a school in northwestern Pakistan. The Taliban has claimed

News

US military prepares to accept openly gay soldiers

Advisors have been appointed to prepare the US military for the lifting of a ban on openly gay soldiers.   This after President Obama’s decision for

Advisors have been appointed to prepare the US military for the lifting of a ban on openly gay soldiers.   This after President Obama’s decision for

News

France refuses citizenship in burqa case

The row over plans by the French government to partially ban the wearing of the Muslim burqa has taken a new twist. The government is defending a

The row over plans by the French government to partially ban the wearing of the Muslim burqa has taken a new twist. The government is defending a

News

Shia pilgrims killed in Iraqi suicide bomb

An explosion in the Iraqi city of Karbala has killed at least twenty Shia pilgrims as they travelled to a religious festival.  More than a hundred

An explosion in the Iraqi city of Karbala has killed at least twenty Shia pilgrims as they travelled to a religious festival.  More than a hundred

News

Iran warms to nuclear deal then fires rocket

Iran has successfully test-fired a satellite rocket, just after showing signs it might accept an international deal over its nuclear

Iran has successfully test-fired a satellite rocket, just after showing signs it might accept an international deal over its nuclear

News

Seven killed in blast near Pakistani school

Seven people, including three children, have been killed in a bomb attack near a school in northwestern Pakistan. Earlier reports said the adult

Seven people, including three children, have been killed in a bomb attack near a school in northwestern Pakistan. Earlier reports said the adult

News

Deadly blast near Pakistani school

Four foreigners and three children are reported to have been killed in a bomb attack in northwestern Pakistan.   Local media earlier said the four

Four foreigners and three children are reported to have been killed in a bomb attack in northwestern Pakistan.   Local media earlier said the four