BREAKING NEWS

2010-09-27

News

German charities slam "miserly" jobless benefit rise

Germany’s Labour Minister has rejected accusations of being “socially insensitive” after unemployed benefits were increased by five euros. Ursula

Germany’s Labour Minister has rejected accusations of being “socially insensitive” after unemployed benefits were increased by five euros. Ursula

News

Dati fellation foul-up becomes popular hit

A slip of the tongue about oral sex by France’s former justice minister has created a storm on the internet. Rachida Dati used the word “fellatio”

A slip of the tongue about oral sex by France’s former justice minister has created a storm on the internet. Rachida Dati used the word “fellatio”

Europe

Domestic violence in Europe

Europeans’ opinions on domestic violence against women are changing according to the latest Eurobarometer survey. It found an increase in awareness

Europeans’ opinions on domestic violence against women are changing according to the latest Eurobarometer survey. It found an increase in awareness

Europe

Youth on the Move

More than five million young Europeans are looking for a job right now, lot of them short on experience or qualifications. What is the EU doing to

More than five million young Europeans are looking for a job right now, lot of them short on experience or qualifications. What is the EU doing to

Europe

EU GMO rule change debate under way

Devolving European power to national governments to decide policy on genetically modified organisms, GMOs… This could prove more difficult than

Devolving European power to national governments to decide policy on genetically modified organisms, GMOs… This could prove more difficult than

News

Paris Council drops complaints against Chirac

It is the latest twist in a French affair, but this time the saga could well and truly have been put to bed. The City of Paris has dropped

It is the latest twist in a French affair, but this time the saga could well and truly have been put to bed. The City of Paris has dropped

Business

Trichet's economic update

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has said that he expects Europe’s economic recovery to continue at a moderate pace, but the

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has said that he expects Europe’s economic recovery to continue at a moderate pace, but the

News

Israeli settlement policy since 1967

Whether for strategic, economic or ideological reasons successive Israeli governments have backed building and settlement expansion in the occupied

Whether for strategic, economic or ideological reasons successive Israeli governments have backed building and settlement expansion in the occupied

News

NATO & Afghans strike Taliban stronghold

Afghan and NATO forces have launched a major offensive in a new bid to wrest control around the key southern city of Kandahar. Operation “Dragon

Afghan and NATO forces have launched a major offensive in a new bid to wrest control around the key southern city of Kandahar. Operation “Dragon

News

Abbas 'won't rush' decision on peace talks

The Palestinian President has said he will not rush a decision on whether to abandon the Middle East peace talks after Israel allowed the West Bank

The Palestinian President has said he will not rush a decision on whether to abandon the Middle East peace talks after Israel allowed the West Bank

News

Mideast talks threatened as settlement ban expires

Israeli settlers have resumed building in the West Bank, defying warnings it may destroy peace talks with the Palestinians. A 10-month construction

Israeli settlers have resumed building in the West Bank, defying warnings it may destroy peace talks with the Palestinians. A 10-month construction

Culture

New 3D animation based on Lasky children novels

American filmmaker Zack Snyder is making his animation debut with “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”, an epic fantasy about the

American filmmaker Zack Snyder is making his animation debut with “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”, an epic fantasy about the

Culture

Versace presents "best collection in years" in Milan

Donatella Versace’s spring-summer collection at Milan Fashion Week has been welcomed by critics as one of her best in recent years.

Donatella Versace’s spring-summer collection at Milan Fashion Week has been welcomed by critics as one of her best in recent years.

News

Bus crash victims relatives arrive in Germany

Police in Germany are increasing efforts to identify victims of a bus crash described as one of the country’s worst. A total of 13 people died when

Police in Germany are increasing efforts to identify victims of a bus crash described as one of the country’s worst. A total of 13 people died when

News

Opposition eat into Socalist majority in Venezuela

Supporters of President Hugo Chavez have celebrated their party’s majority in Venezuela’s parliamentary elections. But their happiness soon turned

Supporters of President Hugo Chavez have celebrated their party’s majority in Venezuela’s parliamentary elections. But their happiness soon turned

Business

Bright future for United Biscuits?

Shanghai-based Bright Food Group is reportedly looking at buying Britain’s United Biscuits from private equity firms Blackstone and PAI Partners

Shanghai-based Bright Food Group is reportedly looking at buying Britain’s United Biscuits from private equity firms Blackstone and PAI Partners

Business

Japanese export growth slows

Pressure is mounting on Japan’s government and the country’s central bank to do more to prevent the economy from stalling as Japanese export growth

Pressure is mounting on Japan’s government and the country’s central bank to do more to prevent the economy from stalling as Japanese export growth

Business

Gold hits new record

Gold has hit a record high of $1,300 an ounce in London while silver jumped to its best price in thirty years.   The reasons: the dollar, in which

Gold has hit a record high of $1,300 an ounce in London while silver jumped to its best price in thirty years.   The reasons: the dollar, in which

Business

Saab-BMW deal on the cards

Spyker – which owns Swedish car maker Saab – is reportedly talking with Germany’s BMW about buying parts and technology. An announcement on a deal

Spyker – which owns Swedish car maker Saab – is reportedly talking with Germany’s BMW about buying parts and technology. An announcement on a deal

News

Huge corruption trial begins on Spain's Costa del Sol

Marbella has long been known as the capital of Spain’s “Costa del Crime”. But justice may have caught up with former Mayors Julian Munoz and

Marbella has long been known as the capital of Spain’s “Costa del Crime”. But justice may have caught up with former Mayors Julian Munoz and

News

Milliband issues rallying cry for Labour's new leader

Speculation is rife that David Milliband will leave Labour’s shadow cabinet after being narrowly defeated by his younger brother in the leadership

Speculation is rife that David Milliband will leave Labour’s shadow cabinet after being narrowly defeated by his younger brother in the leadership

News

Peace talks threatened as W Bank building resumes

Israeli settlers have resumed building in the West Bank that could destroy peace talks with the Palestinians. A 10-month building freeze expired

Israeli settlers have resumed building in the West Bank that could destroy peace talks with the Palestinians. A 10-month building freeze expired

News

Russia and China get down to power talks

The world’s largest energy producer has been pressing ahead with lucrative deals with the world’s largest energy consumer. Russian President

The world’s largest energy producer has been pressing ahead with lucrative deals with the world’s largest energy consumer. Russian President

News

Pirates release Ukrainian crew off Somali coast

Pirates have freed 12 Ukrainian crew members of a ship taken hostage off the coast of Somalia on Saturday. The Greek-operated cargo ship was

Pirates have freed 12 Ukrainian crew members of a ship taken hostage off the coast of Somalia on Saturday. The Greek-operated cargo ship was

News

Romanian Interior Minister resigns

Romania’s Interior Minister has resigned three days after a protest by police officers got out of hand. Vasile Blaga’s exit comes after he

Romania’s Interior Minister has resigned three days after a protest by police officers got out of hand. Vasile Blaga’s exit comes after he

News

Socialists win but opposition gains in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has still been the dominant figure throughout his country’s parliamentary election. Seen as a referendum on his

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has still been the dominant figure throughout his country’s parliamentary election. Seen as a referendum on his

News

Chavez party win Venezuelan parliamentary poll

Early indications are that the party of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has won a majority in the country’s parliamentary election. The opposition

Early indications are that the party of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has won a majority in the country’s parliamentary election. The opposition

Nocomment

Twelve killed in Polish coach crash in Germany

At least 12 people have been killed and about 30 injured when a coach carrying tourists back to Poland crashed in Germany.

At least 12 people have been killed and about 30 injured when a coach carrying tourists back to Poland crashed in Germany.

News

Another step forward for Chilean mine rescue

New, wider tubes have been brought in to reinforce the walls of the shaft leading down to the 33 miners who are stuck almost a kilometre underground

New, wider tubes have been brought in to reinforce the walls of the shaft leading down to the 33 miners who are stuck almost a kilometre underground