BREAKING NEWS

2010-07-13

World

French MPs back burqa ban

A bill banning the wearing of a full Islamic veil in public in France has been passed by the lower house of parliament. It was adopted by a

Culture

Opera legend Plácido Domingo

Plácido Domingo needs the stage like air to breath. The Spanish tenor is no stranger to London’s Royal Opera House. He is a regular performer there

Europe

EU in talks with Turkey

Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, has been in Istanbul for talks with her Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu. The discussions

Business

Bunny battle shapes up

Hugh Hefner’s offer to take Playboy private by buying up all the shares he does not already own has brought interest from another adult magazine

Business

UK and French inflation slip

UK inflation fell for a second month running in June to 3.2 percent. But underlying pressures rose and inflation over the quarter was higher than

World

French MPs back burqa ban

A law banning the wearing of a full Islamic veil in public in France has been adopted by the lower house of parliament. The ruling UMP and the New

Europe

GMOs divide Europe

Called by some a wonder of biotechnology and by others a ticking time bomb for our health and ecology, since their launch in the 1990s, GMOs have

Europe

EU deadlocked over GMOs

In an effort to break the EU deadlock over GMOs which has seen just two GM crops authorised in the last 12 years, the European Commission is now