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


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


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


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


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


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


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