BREAKING NEWS

2012-06-07

World

Spanish debt downgraded to BBB

A leaked IMF report due to be published next week says Spain’s banks will need a cash injection of at least 40 billion euros. Thursday ended with

World

Russian protesters beware

With public order high on the Kremlin’s agenda, President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party has struck back. Following the biggest protests ever

World

Greece - broke but not broken

In Athens, closed down shops, soup kitchens and charity clinics have become all too familiar sites – the result of an austerity plan many Greeks say

World

Spain passes bond auction test

Spain demonstrated on Thursday that it could still borrow on the international credit markets – and what was more at an affordable, though rising

Culture

Madagascar goes to Monte Carlo

Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippopotamus set out to return to New York after escaping Africa. Dependent on the