BREAKING NEWS

2011-01-04

News

Son of Iranian Shah commits suicide in US

Ali Reza Pahlavi, the son of the former Shah of Iran, has committed suicide at his home in the United States, his family said on Tuesday. The

Ali Reza Pahlavi, the son of the former Shah of Iran, has committed suicide at his home in the United States, his family said on Tuesday. The

Business

UK sales tax rises to cut deficit

Sales tax in Britain has just gone up to its highest ever as part of the effort to bring down the country’s huge budget deficit. VAT – or Value

Sales tax in Britain has just gone up to its highest ever as part of the effort to bring down the country’s huge budget deficit. VAT – or Value

Europe

EU mulls response to political violence in Belarus

Several EU countries want sanctions brought back against Belarus, after the recent violent crackdown on demonstrators. Germany, Sweden and Poland

Several EU countries want sanctions brought back against Belarus, after the recent violent crackdown on demonstrators. Germany, Sweden and Poland

Business

Freeze stops German jobless slide

The early onset of winter with freezing cold temperatures and snow storms drove more German construction workers to job centres in December than

The early onset of winter with freezing cold temperatures and snow storms drove more German construction workers to job centres in December than

Business

Shell 'considered BP bid'

BP’s shares shot up on Tuesday following a report that rival Royal Dutch Shell had considered a takeover bid during the Gulf of Mexico oil

BP’s shares shot up on Tuesday following a report that rival Royal Dutch Shell had considered a takeover bid during the Gulf of Mexico oil

Business

Airbus order from easyJet

Low-cost airline easyJet has confirmed an order for 15 Airbus A320 planes to help it gain market share in Europe. It has also changed an order for

Low-cost airline easyJet has confirmed an order for 15 Airbus A320 planes to help it gain market share in Europe. It has also changed an order for

Business

ACS secures crucial Hochtief holding

Spanish builder ACS has secured a crucial 30 percent holding in German construction group Hochtief in its hotly contested takeover bid. The 30

Spanish builder ACS has secured a crucial 30 percent holding in German construction group Hochtief in its hotly contested takeover bid. The 30

Culture

Weir's latest tells tall escape tale

Set in 1940 “The Way Back” is an epic story of survival against the odds directed by Peter Weir. The story revolves around a small group of

Set in 1940 “The Way Back” is an epic story of survival against the odds directed by Peter Weir. The story revolves around a small group of

Science_technology

Safer roads for freight in Bavaria

Each day, thousands of trucks ply one motorway between Munich and Salzburg. But one section,in Bavaria, Germany, is a bit special. Little do drivers

Each day, thousands of trucks ply one motorway between Munich and Salzburg. But one section,in Bavaria, Germany, is a bit special. Little do drivers

Culture

New Turkish ballet tackles historic female figure

Although the leadership of the Ottoman Empire was dominated by men, at least one woman in the early period of the Empire succeeded in making her way

Although the leadership of the Ottoman Empire was dominated by men, at least one woman in the early period of the Empire succeeded in making her way

Nocomment

New year celebrations in North Korea

Thousands of people marching and waving red flags, beating drums and chanting slogans in front of North Korea’s senior officials in support for

Thousands of people marching and waving red flags, beating drums and chanting slogans in front of North Korea’s senior officials in support for

Nocomment

Chinese icemen shiver longer

Two Chinese icemen stripped off and set a new time record for full body ice contact endurance in minus 10 Celsius extreme conditions for around two

Two Chinese icemen stripped off and set a new time record for full body ice contact endurance in minus 10 Celsius extreme conditions for around two