EU backs Greek standby aid

EU finance ministers have backed plans by countries in the euro zone to help debt-stricken Greece financially if it seeks such aid. But Elena


Air Berlin cuts 787 order

Air Berlin has cancelled firm orders for Boeing 1.25 billion euros. Germany’s second-biggest airline said that was done to cut its financial


Green Zone is go

Matt Damon stars in Green Zone directed by Paul Greengrass. It is a big budget action thriller set in Iraq and producers must be hoping for better


Finnish boy in diplomatic row

The fate of a 7 year-old boy who is at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Moscow and Helsinki could be decided soon. Robert Rantala was


Hydro-power in Portugal

A huge hydro-electric power plant 250 kms south-east of Lisbon in Portugal uses Alstom technology to combine and store wind and hydro energies. This


Flag for auction

Christie’s will be auctioning works from the private collection of U.S. author Michael Crichton at their keenly-anticipated “Post-War & Contemporary


Rescue dogs at Crufts

Crufts is the biggest dog show in the world and is paradise for dog-lovers. Everything canine was at Crufts this year – in particular 28,000 dogs