BREAKING NEWS

2012-09-29

News

Ten dead in Spanish floods

At least 10 people are now known to have died in the floods that have hit southern Spain. The provinces of Malaga in the south and Murcia and

At least 10 people are now known to have died in the floods that have hit southern Spain. The provinces of Malaga in the south and Murcia and

News

PSA workers protest at Paris Motor Show

The Paris Motor Show has opened, and with it a demonstration by some disgruntled employees of PSA Peugeot. Around 50 workers gathered at the

The Paris Motor Show has opened, and with it a demonstration by some disgruntled employees of PSA Peugeot. Around 50 workers gathered at the

News

Last Westerner leaves Guantanamo

The youngest prisoner and last Westerner held in Guantanamo has been sent home to Canada to finish his sentence. Omar Khadr was a fifteen year old

The youngest prisoner and last Westerner held in Guantanamo has been sent home to Canada to finish his sentence. Omar Khadr was a fifteen year old

News

German protesters call for more taxes on the rich

Thousands of people tooks to the streets of Germany on Saturday to call for new taxes on the rich and a levy on financial transactions. Organisers

Thousands of people tooks to the streets of Germany on Saturday to call for new taxes on the rich and a levy on financial transactions. Organisers

News

Mass opposition rally ahead of Georgian Presidential election

Tens of thousands of supporters of Bidzina Ivanishvili have taken to the streets of Tbilisi ahead of Monday’s vote. A billionaire businessman

Tens of thousands of supporters of Bidzina Ivanishvili have taken to the streets of Tbilisi ahead of Monday’s vote. A billionaire businessman

Nocomment

Typhoon Jelawat hits Japan

The southern Okinawa prefecture was hit by gusty winds, accompanied by heavy rains and storms.

The southern Okinawa prefecture was hit by gusty winds, accompanied by heavy rains and storms.

Nocomment

Vatileaks trial media focus

The world’s media gathers in front of the St. Peter’s Basilica for the trial of Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler.

The world’s media gathers in front of the St. Peter’s Basilica for the trial of Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler.

News

Tymoshenko urges supporters to oust Ukraine's 'criminal' government

Jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko called on her supporters to oust President Viktor Yanukovich’s government in next month’s

Jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko called on her supporters to oust President Viktor Yanukovich’s government in next month’s

News

Pope Benedict's butler appears in court accused of theft

Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler has appeared in court on the first day of his trial, accused of stealing and leaking sensitive Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler has appeared in court on the first day of his trial, accused of stealing and leaking sensitive Vatican

News

Syrian troops claim Aleppo advance

Syrian government troops have claimed significant advances in the disputed city of Aleppo. State television said on Saturday that the army

Syrian government troops have claimed significant advances in the disputed city of Aleppo. State television said on Saturday that the army

News

China escalates row with Japan over disputed islands

China has broadcast footage on state television showing its armed forces conducting military exercises with real weapons above a small island. It is

China has broadcast footage on state television showing its armed forces conducting military exercises with real weapons above a small island. It is

News

Pope's butler on trial for leaking secret Church files

Pope Benedict’s former butler is on trial in Rome for the theft and leaking of confidential Vatican information. Paolo Gabriele, who served the

Pope Benedict’s former butler is on trial in Rome for the theft and leaking of confidential Vatican information. Paolo Gabriele, who served the

News

City of Light: Moscow opens annual show

The International Circle of Light Festival has opened in the Russian capital. Centred around Red Square, landmark buildings were lit by a spectacular

The International Circle of Light Festival has opened in the Russian capital. Centred around Red Square, landmark buildings were lit by a spectacular

News

US removes Iran dissident group from terror list

The US State Department has formally removed the Iranian dissident group MEK – or People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran – from its terrorism

The US State Department has formally removed the Iranian dissident group MEK – or People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran – from its terrorism

News

Body of Turkey ex-president to be exhumed

The body of Turkey’s former President Turgut Ozal, who died in 1993, is set to be exhumed within the next two weeks because of suspicions that he may

The body of Turkey’s former President Turgut Ozal, who died in 1993, is set to be exhumed within the next two weeks because of suspicions that he may

News

Russian politician barred over 'rude language'

A Russian opposition politician has been banned from speaking in parliament for a month for using allegedly “rude and offensive” language. Ilya

A Russian opposition politician has been banned from speaking in parliament for a month for using allegedly “rude and offensive” language. Ilya

News

Seven people killed by flash floods in Southern Spain

The Murcia and Andalucia regions have been affected by torrential rains that began early on Friday. Hundreds of people have been evacuated. the

The Murcia and Andalucia regions have been affected by torrential rains that began early on Friday. Hundreds of people have been evacuated. the

News

Brittany Ferries 'faces bankruptcy unless deal signed'

The future of Brittany Ferries in France is in the balance, says the company, amid a stand-off between management and employees who went on strike

The future of Brittany Ferries in France is in the balance, says the company, amid a stand-off between management and employees who went on strike

News

Iran tells UN: Israel is the nuclear aggressor

Iran says a potential Israeli strike against its facilities would be “nuclear terrorism”, following Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the UN on

Iran says a potential Israeli strike against its facilities would be “nuclear terrorism”, following Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the UN on

News

Georgian opposition leader promises no post-vote violence

With tensions growing ahead of a key parliamentary election, Georgia’s opposition leader says he will not stir unrest if he loses in a fair

With tensions growing ahead of a key parliamentary election, Georgia’s opposition leader says he will not stir unrest if he loses in a fair

News

Pope's ex-butler on trial in Vatican for theft

The Vatican is set to become a courtroom on Saturday when Pope Benedict’s former butler goes on trial accused of stealing the pontiff’s personal

The Vatican is set to become a courtroom on Saturday when Pope Benedict’s former butler goes on trial accused of stealing the pontiff’s personal

News

Tough French budget strikes at the super-rich

Francois Hollande popped into the Paris Motor Show on Friday – a somewhat incongruous setting give his administration had just announced a budget

Francois Hollande popped into the Paris Motor Show on Friday – a somewhat incongruous setting give his administration had just announced a budget

News

Search continues for virus source in eastern Germany

The number of school children in eastern Germany suffering from an unknown virus has reached more than 6,500. International catering giant Sodexo

The number of school children in eastern Germany suffering from an unknown virus has reached more than 6,500. International catering giant Sodexo