French jobless total rises

Unemployment in France jumped to its highest level in 10 years in the final three months of last year, as companies cut jobs in reaction to sluggish


ECB moves on crisis lending

The European Central Bank’s policymakers have started to take steps towards reversing the loose monetary policy brought in to help the euro zone


No cheers for No.1 brewer

The world’s biggest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has said says it is facing a challenging start to the year, with sales in the United States under


Geneva opens to the public

Today the public had its first chance to get inside and drool over the cars on display in Geneva. Organisers are saying this year’s motor show is all


Indian temple stampede kills 63

Police in India say 63 people have been killed in  a crowd stampede in Uttar Pradesh in the north of the country.   More than half of the victims


ECB interest rate unchanged

The European Central Bank held interest rates at a record low level of one percent on Thursday while deciding the next steps in a gradual withdrawal

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Lootings in Concepcion

Thousands more troops were deployed Wednesday across quake-ravaged Chile as armed vigilantes patrolled neighbourhoods to ward off looters and


Child directs planes at JFK

A major investigation is underway after a seven-year-old child apparently directed air traffic at New York’s JFK international airport. The