Greece: Taming the default

From rage to good will, from pride to despair. Just some of the emotions felt by Greeks as Athens tries to battle the country’s crippling economic


Belgium: divorce or unity

Will Belgium soon break up? The quarrel between French-speaking Walloons and Dutch-speaking Flemings is getting sharper ahead of elections coming


Kyrgyzstan unrest

Kyrgyzstan’s interim government has accused allies of ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev of trying to stage a coup. Several government buildings


Robin Hood goes back to basics

Ridley Scott’s contribution to this summer’s blockbuster season is Robin Hood, which was shown out of competition as a curtain raiser at the Cannes


Sony boosts forecast

Japanese consumer electronics maker Sony is forecasting a five fold jump in annual operating profit to 1.34 billion euros in the coming year, but


SAP moves to buy Sybase

Shares of SAP fell on Thursday after the German software company offered to buy smaller US rival Sybase. SAP, which is the world’s biggest maker


Romania set for week of strikes

Romania is bracing itself for a wave of social unrest as tensions mount over the government’s vow to slash welfare benefits and cut public sector