Lufthansa strike looms

Late on Friday German airline Lufthansa remained on a collision course with its pilots with neither side seemingly prepared to compromise in a


Nestle sees strong 2010

Switzerland’s Nestle is predicting higher sales growth this year. Its 2009 results beat forecasts thanks to strong growth in North America and


Fed changes bank loan rate

The Federal Reserve has sent a message to the market by raised the interest rate it charges banks for short-term loans. It was the first step by


Carrefour facing tough times

Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer, has said it expects a tough 2010 as it posted a plunge in profits. Operating profit was down 16


"Revolucion" in Berlin

It’s 100 years since Mexico’s violent and bloody revolution saw President Porfirio Diaz overthrown. The countries finest directors are celebrating


Halal fast food row in France

French politicians are up in arms over a fast food firm’s decision to serve only halal meat at several of its restaurants with a strong Muslim


Cryosat 2, the ice mission

The extent of ice and in particular its thickness are elements that condition the Earth’s climate and the oceans currents. A new observation tool

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Shrovetide Football

Ancient football tradition involves thousands of players across kilometres of English countryside in a two day match.