BREAKING NEWS

2010-09-29

Business

France slashes 2011 budget

French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde has unveiled plans for nearly 40 billion euros of spending cuts next year to slash France’s budget

French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde has unveiled plans for nearly 40 billion euros of spending cuts next year to slash France’s budget

Business

Euro zone sentiment up

Economic sentiment in the euro zone unexpectedly improved in September. Germany was the biggest contributor to the overall rise. But the European

Economic sentiment in the euro zone unexpectedly improved in September. Germany was the biggest contributor to the overall rise. But the European

Business

BA, AA, Iberia alliance finalised

British Airways, American Airlines and Spain’s Iberia have signed off on a long-awaited strategic and revenue sharing alliance to be launched in

British Airways, American Airlines and Spain’s Iberia have signed off on a long-awaited strategic and revenue sharing alliance to be launched in

Business

H&M profit threatened by rising costs

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz has posted third-quarter pretax profits that was just below expectations and warned that rising costs were

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz has posted third-quarter pretax profits that was just below expectations and warned that rising costs were

Business

China boosts Porsche's sales

German sports car maker Porsche has posted record full-year revenues thanks to booming sales in China. Revenues increased 17.9 percent to almost 7.8

German sports car maker Porsche has posted record full-year revenues thanks to booming sales in China. Revenues increased 17.9 percent to almost 7.8

News

Italy's Berlusconi wins confidence vote

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has, as expected, won a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament. His centre-right coalition

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has, as expected, won a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament. His centre-right coalition

News

Spanish strike unlikely to sway government

Thousands of Spaniards went on strike today in a massive show of force that will test the resolve of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez

Thousands of Spaniards went on strike today in a massive show of force that will test the resolve of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez

News

Polish unions join protests over budget cuts

Wet and windy weather did nothing to deter Poles from demonstrating against their government’s belt-tightening measures. Marching under the motto

Wet and windy weather did nothing to deter Poles from demonstrating against their government’s belt-tightening measures. Marching under the motto

News

Scuffles break out during Spanish protests

Some of the latest protests against the Spanish government’s planned spending cuts turned violent. In Madrid, police said that some 40 people had

Some of the latest protests against the Spanish government’s planned spending cuts turned violent. In Madrid, police said that some 40 people had

News

Al Qaeda terror plot against Europe revealed

Europe is on edge – and as terror alerts become an increasingly regular fixture, reports of a plot to jointly attack France, the UK and Germany will

Europe is on edge – and as terror alerts become an increasingly regular fixture, reports of a plot to jointly attack France, the UK and Germany will

News

Spain strikes over spending cuts

Spain’s first general strike in eight years is underway in protest at reforms to slash the eurozone’s third-biggest budget deficit. Protesters took

Spain’s first general strike in eight years is underway in protest at reforms to slash the eurozone’s third-biggest budget deficit. Protesters took

Europe

France slapped for EU free movement infraction, not discrimination

In the controversial Roma affair, the European Union’s Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, has announced that Brussels has begun legal proceedings

In the controversial Roma affair, the European Union’s Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, has announced that Brussels has begun legal proceedings

News

Workers pack central Brussels against austerity cuts

Tens of thousands of protesters against spending cuts have held the biggest demonstration Brussels has seen in years. Marchers came from 30 countries

Tens of thousands of protesters against spending cuts have held the biggest demonstration Brussels has seen in years. Marchers came from 30 countries

Science_technology

Photokina Photography Trade Show

At the Photokina Photography Trade Show in Cologne, Germany, manufacturers showed off the latest technology and trends. 3D is still big news, as is

At the Photokina Photography Trade Show in Cologne, Germany, manufacturers showed off the latest technology and trends. 3D is still big news, as is

Science_technology

Inovative eye in the sky monitors crowds

About six million people are expected to attend this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. With that many gathered in one place, the possibility of

About six million people are expected to attend this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. With that many gathered in one place, the possibility of

Culture

Das Rheingold at the Met

New York’s A-listers were out in force for the first night at the Met. The opening opera was Wagner’s ‘Das Rheingold’, the first part of Wagner’s

New York’s A-listers were out in force for the first night at the Met. The opening opera was Wagner’s ‘Das Rheingold’, the first part of Wagner’s

Culture

Cinema News: Harry Potter, Mission Impossible IV...

Bosnian actress Zana Marjanovic has landed the lead in Angela Jolie’s first outing as a director.  The working title is Untitled Bosnian War

Bosnian actress Zana Marjanovic has landed the lead in Angela Jolie’s first outing as a director.  The working title is Untitled Bosnian War

News

The dreams of a flamenco artist

David Peña Dorantes was born into a family of Andalusian gypsy artists. They are a people closely linked to the world of flamenco. In the Peña

David Peña Dorantes was born into a family of Andalusian gypsy artists. They are a people closely linked to the world of flamenco. In the Peña

News

Dutch government face test over coalition

After 111 days of intense negotiations, leaders of three Dutch centre-right parties have reached an agreement to form a minority government. But

After 111 days of intense negotiations, leaders of three Dutch centre-right parties have reached an agreement to form a minority government. But

News

US envoy tries to save Mideast peace talks

It is an attempt to save the Middle East peace talks. The US envoy to the region George Mitchell has met the Israeli Prime Minister. The

It is an attempt to save the Middle East peace talks. The US envoy to the region George Mitchell has met the Israeli Prime Minister. The

News

Greek truckers pursue protests as strike spreads

Greece has had several days of action since the government cut deep into workers allowances, but Wednesday saw one of the largest protests.   State

Greece has had several days of action since the government cut deep into workers allowances, but Wednesday saw one of the largest protests.   State

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North and South Korea to hold military talks

South Korea has confirmed that the first military talks with North Korea in two years will take place on Thursday. Pyongyang proposed the talks two

South Korea has confirmed that the first military talks with North Korea in two years will take place on Thursday. Pyongyang proposed the talks two

News

France gets more time to justify Roma expulsions

The European Commission has decided not to launch legal action against France over its expulsion of Roma migrants but rather give Paris more time to

The European Commission has decided not to launch legal action against France over its expulsion of Roma migrants but rather give Paris more time to

News

Anti-austerity protests take over Brussels

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Belgian capital ahead of a march on EU institutions. As in other European cities, the

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Belgian capital ahead of a march on EU institutions. As in other European cities, the

News

Italian PM Berlusconi faces confidence vote

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is hoping to celebrate his 74th birthday today by winning a crucial confidence vote in

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is hoping to celebrate his 74th birthday today by winning a crucial confidence vote in

News

General strike begins in Spain

Spain’s first general strike in eight years began on Wednesday in protest at the government’s economic reforms. Unions, which represent 16 percent of

Spain’s first general strike in eight years began on Wednesday in protest at the government’s economic reforms. Unions, which represent 16 percent of

News

Spanish protesters hit out at strikebreakers

The general strike began with early morning scuffles in the Spanish capital. In one incident, striking workers attempted to stop buses leaving a

The general strike began with early morning scuffles in the Spanish capital. In one incident, striking workers attempted to stop buses leaving a

Nocomment

Mexico: Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec landslide

A landslide in a remote mountain town sent Mexican authorities scrambling to deploy rescue workers but initial reports that hundreds were buried

A landslide in a remote mountain town sent Mexican authorities scrambling to deploy rescue workers but initial reports that hundreds were buried

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Mexican landslide less deadly than first feared

Officials in Mexico have revised downwards their figures for the number of casualties in several landslides that hit Oaxaca state. But the

Officials in Mexico have revised downwards their figures for the number of casualties in several landslides that hit Oaxaca state. But the

Nocomment

Israeli Navy intercepts Gaza-bound aid ship

Israeli naval forces intercepted a boat carrying nine activists bound for the Gaza Strip, encountering no resistance as they took control of the

Israeli naval forces intercepted a boat carrying nine activists bound for the Gaza Strip, encountering no resistance as they took control of the