BREAKING NEWS

2010-02-17

Business

Bad news on UK jobs

The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit rose unexpectedly in January. There were 23,500 more people on the dole last month. That

Business

A400M deal reported close

Aerospace firm EADS is reportedly close to reaching a long-awaited deal to rescue the A400M military transport plane. The parent company of Airbus

Business

Lufthansa pilots to strike

Pilots at German airline Lufthansa have voted to strike in a dispute over wages and job security. The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit wants a 6.4

Business

Spanish bonds sell well

Investors have shown no signs of worrying about Spain’s debt as they moved to buy Spanish government bonds due to mature in 15 years time. There

Business

BNP and ING results contrast

Mixed results from the financial sector as France’s largest bank BNP Paribas announced its fourth straight quarterly profit while the Dutch banking

World

Toyota faces US safety probe

An investigation has opened in the US into whether Toyota acted quickly enough to recall cars that demonstrated accelerator problems. Officials

World

Malaria killed Tutankhamun

Forensic scientists have solved one of the world’s most intriguing mysteries, that of how Egypt’s King Tutankhamun died. DNA testing and CT scans