BREAKING NEWS

2010-02-12

Business

Spyker shareholders approve Saab purchase

Shareholders in Spyker have approved the 55 million euro purchase of Saab from General Motors. The meeting held behind closed doors was convened to

Shareholders in Spyker have approved the 55 million euro purchase of Saab from General Motors. The meeting held behind closed doors was convened to

Business

Michelin vigilant as profits slump

French tyre manufacturer Michelin said it was extremely vigilant because of low market visibility and rising raw material prices. The group has

French tyre manufacturer Michelin said it was extremely vigilant because of low market visibility and rising raw material prices. The group has

Business

ECB to monitor Greek recovery plan

The European Central Bank is to assist the European Comission in monitoring the Greek government’s actions to counter its budget defecit crisis

The European Central Bank is to assist the European Comission in monitoring the Greek government’s actions to counter its budget defecit crisis

Business

Economic recovery stutters in the euro-zone

Economic recovery in the euro-zone stuttered in the final quarter of last year, new statistics from Eurostat have revealed. Growth was just 0.1 per

Economic recovery in the euro-zone stuttered in the final quarter of last year, new statistics from Eurostat have revealed. Growth was just 0.1 per

Business

Germany steel giant returns to profit

Germany’s biggest steel maker ThyssenKrupp has recorded its first quarterly profit in a year. The pre-tax profit of 237 million euros was more than

Germany’s biggest steel maker ThyssenKrupp has recorded its first quarterly profit in a year. The pre-tax profit of 237 million euros was more than

Europe

Dutch allow Croatia's EU talks to move on

“Croatia is not off the hook yet,” the Dutch government says, but the Netherlands has softened its position on a key sector of Zagreb’s negotiations

“Croatia is not off the hook yet,” the Dutch government says, but the Netherlands has softened its position on a key sector of Zagreb’s negotiations

News

Worsening weather adding to Haiti's woes

A month ago it was a race against time to pull survivors from the rubble. Now it is a race against time to build shelters before the rainy season

A month ago it was a race against time to pull survivors from the rubble. Now it is a race against time to build shelters before the rainy season

News

Exclusive: A new start for Lebanon and Syria

Five years after the slaying of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, Syria is slowly regaining its influence in Beruit. Analysts believe

Five years after the slaying of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, Syria is slowly regaining its influence in Beruit. Analysts believe

News

Portuguese press accuses government of plans to control media

Relations between the Portuguese media and the government of Prime Minister Jose Socrates have deteriorated further after the weekly newspaper “Sol”

Relations between the Portuguese media and the government of Prime Minister Jose Socrates have deteriorated further after the weekly newspaper “Sol”

News

Clinton goes home after heart op

Former US President Bill Clinton has left hospital in New York following a successful heart procedure to open a blocked artery. The 63-year-old

Former US President Bill Clinton has left hospital in New York following a successful heart procedure to open a blocked artery. The 63-year-old

News

Italian snapper wins World Press Photo prize

Italian Pietro Masturzo took this image of women shouting from the rooftops in protest at Iran’s presidential election last June to win the top World

Italian Pietro Masturzo took this image of women shouting from the rooftops in protest at Iran’s presidential election last June to win the top World

News

Haiti mourns one month after killer quake

Thousands of Haitians gathered in the capital Port au Prince one month after the earthquake that brought death and destruction to the Caribbean

Thousands of Haitians gathered in the capital Port au Prince one month after the earthquake that brought death and destruction to the Caribbean

News

Eurostar's £30 million 'mea culpa'

Eurostar plans a 30 million pound upgrade to brush up its winter service. This comes after a review of failures linked to weather: five of the

Eurostar plans a 30 million pound upgrade to brush up its winter service. This comes after a review of failures linked to weather: five of the

News

Finland approves Nord Stream pipeline

Finnish environmetal authorities have approved construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline through Finland’s waters. Finland’s government had

Finnish environmetal authorities have approved construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline through Finland’s waters. Finland’s government had

News

German judges split coalition over benefits

A German court decision, ruling that the country’s benefit system is unconstitutional, has caused a rift in the ruling coalition. The verdict

A German court decision, ruling that the country’s benefit system is unconstitutional, has caused a rift in the ruling coalition. The verdict

News

Shuttle crew adds final piece to space station

The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour have connected the final module onto the International Space Station, completing more than a decade of

The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour have connected the final module onto the International Space Station, completing more than a decade of

News

Bill Clinton set for discharge after heart op

Former US President Bill Clinton is recovering well following surgery to open a blocked artery in his heart after he complained of chest

Former US President Bill Clinton is recovering well following surgery to open a blocked artery in his heart after he complained of chest

News

Hands off Hollywood

A nature preservation group has draped the world-famous Hollywood sign with a new message. The “Save the Peak” campaign is designed to inspire Los

A nature preservation group has draped the world-famous Hollywood sign with a new message. The “Save the Peak” campaign is designed to inspire Los

News

Eurostar: 'Serious concerns' over evacuation plans

An inquiry into the chaos that hit rail passengers travelling between mainland Europe and the UK before Christmas has revealed ‘serious concerns’

An inquiry into the chaos that hit rail passengers travelling between mainland Europe and the UK before Christmas has revealed ‘serious concerns’

News

Hurricanes and rain threaten more Haitian misery

A month after Haiti was rocked by a powerful earthquake, the survivors have been swamped  by heavy rain, and are now facing a threat from the

A month after Haiti was rocked by a powerful earthquake, the survivors have been swamped  by heavy rain, and are now facing a threat from the

Europe

Catalonia independence or autonomy?

Catalonia is a major economic engine within Spain. However, many Catalans are tired of the taxes they hand over to Madrid. It is a region with a

Catalonia is a major economic engine within Spain. However, many Catalans are tired of the taxes they hand over to Madrid. It is a region with a

News

Climate change along the Mekong river

The Mekong is one of the world’s great rivers and millions of people depend on it. But with climate change a vast region could be at risk of

The Mekong is one of the world’s great rivers and millions of people depend on it. But with climate change a vast region could be at risk of

Science_technology

Energy Saving

It’s dinner time for baby Otso at his cosy family home on the outskirts of Helsinki. But this is no ordinary Finnish house. Parents Topi and Heli

It’s dinner time for baby Otso at his cosy family home on the outskirts of Helsinki. But this is no ordinary Finnish house. Parents Topi and Heli