Europe’s banks will be taxed and made to make their finances public. The leaders of the 27 EU countries emerged from their one-day summit in Brussels
Iceland could be an EU country in little over a year. The country was given the go-ahead to start accession talks by the leaders of all the bloc’s 27
Amateur video has rarely been so dramatic. Previously unseen pictures from last Saturday show the panic and confusion of thousands of people fleeing
At least 25 people are now known to have died in flash floods near France’s Mediterranean coast. Several towns in the southeastern department of
Israel has said it will ease the land blockade of Gaza to allow more goods into the Palestinian territory. Pressure has been mounting following a
Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews have held mass rallies in the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in anger over a school desegregation
Both houses of the Swiss parliament have finally approved a tax treaty with the United States. The change in the law means that Switzerland’s
Britain’s new finance minister George Osborne has announced a major shake-up of financial regulation in the UK. The Bank of England is to be given
Apple says it sold more than 600,000 of its new iPhone model on the first day it was available in the US. That was a record for just a single day
China has said that any decision to let its currency, the yuan, appreciate will be based on its own assessment of the economy. That was in response
As BP’s Chief Executive Tony Hayward was testifying to the US Congress, the oil giant’s shares picked up in London in reaction to news that it is
An immense humanitarian crisis is how the Red Cross is describing the situation caused by the unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan. Some aid has now
A cheap drug that could save the lives of tens of thousands of accident victims worldwide may soon be part of the standard paramedic kit.
American singer Usher has released his sixth studio album, Raymond V Raymond, a highly personal collection of songs. Usher, who has just got divorced
Eleven years after Toy Story 2 comes the third – and probably – the final film in the series, this time in 3D. Andy is 17 and off to college but what
Severe flooding in Var department, in south-eastern France, have killed 20 people and left thousands bereft of homes and possessions.
Mourners gather for the funeral of Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s 13-year-old great-granddaughter who was killed in a car crash.
A German fan club is helping sponsor football training for “FC Barcelona”, a club of young children in one of the poorer townships of Pretoria.
A freight train was on its way to Hannover, in Germany when it derailed, three wagons fell onto the track in the path of oncoming train traffic.
Here are a few extra excerpts from our interviews with musicians Heinrich Koll (principal violist) and Ian Bousfield (principal trombone), both
Amid an uneasy calm after days of ethnic slaughter, troops continue to patrol the streets of Kyrgyzstan’s southern city of Osh. Little remains in the
Israel has said it will ease its land blockade on Gaza amid growing international pressure following its botched deadly assault on an aid flotilla
Leaders of the 27 EU countries are tucking into a one-day summit centred on tackling public debt and getting back to economic growth. Europe’s
Wearing black and looking frail, Nelson Mandela has attended the funeral of his great grand-daughter. The 92-year-old campaigned tirelessly for the
The EU’s top brass are meeting in Brussels in an effort to fix their battered economies and exit Europe’s worst debt crisis in decades. Defending