BREAKING NEWS

2011-07-05

World

Saving the African Union

Libya, Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Zimbabwe – recent events in Africa, many of them very violent, have burst onto the international stage. And in

Europe

Europe and Moldova cosy up

The EU is pushing for closer ties with Moldova as it cranks up its ‘Eastern Neighbourhood Policy’. Sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, the

World

German conscription ends

Germany has ended compulsory military service, which has been part of society there for the past 55 years. The new law came into effect last Friday

Business

Surfing abroad, pay less

The European Commission continues to take aim against roaming charges. It will force mobile phone companies to slash the amounts people pay for

Business

Euro zone growth slows

Growth in the euro zone’s dominant service sector grew in June at its weakest pace since October. There was an unexpectedly deep contraction in

Culture

The show goes on for Dior

For the first time in nearly 15 years, Christian Dior’s haute couture collection was not designed by the label’s disgraced former artistic director