BREAKING NEWS

2012-10-24

World

Sandy upgraded to hurricane

Tropical storm Sandy has been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, and is expected to hit Jamaica later this evening. Authorities in Jamaica and

Business

Fed to keep buying bonds

The US Federal Reserve is sticking to its bond-buying stimulus programme despite some signs of firmer growth in the world’s largest economy. Fed

Business

Volvo trucking on

Sweden’s Volvo was able to limit its losses on Wednesday in Stockholm as Europe’s stock markets rebounded later in the session. Shares of the

Culture

Turning e-skills into jobs

Imagine being able to work from just about anywhere… Welcome to Sofia, a city where wifi is free and accessible in many public places across town

Business

More time for Greece?

Confusion surrounds whether Greece has been given the additional two years it wanted to meet its bailout targets. Finance Minister Yannis

Culture

Jazzing up in Baku

It is Baku’s annual international jazz festival. Founded in 2005 by Azeri saxophonist Rain Sultanov, it brings together some of the world’s finest

World

Roma victims commemorated

A memorial to the 500,000 Sinti and Roma people who were murdered by the Nazis has been inaugurated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is

World

Muslims pray for peace

Millions of people have arrived in Mecca for the annual Islamic haj pilgrimage to the site. Haj is a religious duty for all Muslims, both Sunni and