BREAKING NEWS

2012-11-27

News

Mittal steel talks to continue as France ponders nationalisation

French President François Hollande and steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal have vowed to continue talking over the future of a plant in the north-east of the

French President François Hollande and steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal have vowed to continue talking over the future of a plant in the north-east of the

Business

French jobless highest for 14 years

The number of people out of work in France has risen to its highest in 14-years. The pressure is now President Francois Hollande to stem the

The number of people out of work in France has risen to its highest in 14-years. The pressure is now President Francois Hollande to stem the

Business

Egyptian telecoms magnate Sawiris seeks slice of Telecoms Italia

Egyptian telecoms magnate Naguib Sawiris has stepped up activity in the European telecoms market. He has expressed interest in Telecom Italia and is

Egyptian telecoms magnate Naguib Sawiris has stepped up activity in the European telecoms market. He has expressed interest in Telecom Italia and is

Europe

'Higgs boson' professors come to European Parliament

It was predicted 45 years ago, but it was only earlier this year that the existence of the ‘Higgs Boson’ could finally be proven. Today Professor

It was predicted 45 years ago, but it was only earlier this year that the existence of the ‘Higgs Boson’ could finally be proven. Today Professor

News

UK floods: Four dead, water levels still rising

Large areas of Wales and England remain on flood alert after several days of almost non-stop heavy rains caused devastation in many parts of both

Large areas of Wales and England remain on flood alert after several days of almost non-stop heavy rains caused devastation in many parts of both

News

Bangladesh blames sabotage for deadly factory fire

A fire that killed 111 textile workers in Bangladesh has been declared as arson. More than 150 others were injured. For the second successive day

A fire that killed 111 textile workers in Bangladesh has been declared as arson. More than 150 others were injured. For the second successive day

News

Greek opposition denounces international debt deal

The announcement of a deal to reduce Greek debt did not stop protesters from taking to the streets to oppose job losses demanded by international

The announcement of a deal to reduce Greek debt did not stop protesters from taking to the streets to oppose job losses demanded by international

News

Was Yasser Arafat the victim of an Israeli assassination?

On October 29, 2004 Yasser Arafat is on board a helicopter. The man some call “The father of Palestine’‘ is critically ill. An air ambulance in

On October 29, 2004 Yasser Arafat is on board a helicopter. The man some call “The father of Palestine’‘ is critically ill. An air ambulance in

News

Portugal 2013 budget: Tax hikes and more cuts approved

Portugal’s parliament has given final approval to its 2013 budget which includes the biggest tax increases in modern history. The centre-right

Portugal’s parliament has given final approval to its 2013 budget which includes the biggest tax increases in modern history. The centre-right

Business

OECD slashes eurozone growth forecasts

The debt crisis in the recession hit eurozone is the biggest threat to the global economy, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and

The debt crisis in the recession hit eurozone is the biggest threat to the global economy, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and

News

Cairo protestors denounce "autocratic decree" of President Mursi

Thousands of opponents of Egypt’s President Mursi have taken to the streets in protest against his special decree. In scenes reminiscent of the

Thousands of opponents of Egypt’s President Mursi have taken to the streets in protest against his special decree. In scenes reminiscent of the

Sport

Flintoff ready for the bell

Just over two years since retiring from a glittering cricket career Andrew Flintoff is about to embark on an altogether different kind of sporting

Just over two years since retiring from a glittering cricket career Andrew Flintoff is about to embark on an altogether different kind of sporting

News

French minister says ArcelorMittal is not welcome

A true declaration of war or an attempt to apply pressure while awaiting the mediation of the President? France’s Minister for Industrial Renewal

A true declaration of war or an attempt to apply pressure while awaiting the mediation of the President? France’s Minister for Industrial Renewal

Culture

Chinese artist's laughing figures go on show

Chinese artist Yue Minjun’s first major European exhibition is now open in Paris. Offering a cynical view of contemporary Chinese society, the show

Chinese artist Yue Minjun’s first major European exhibition is now open in Paris. Offering a cynical view of contemporary Chinese society, the show

Culture

Pena and Gyllenhaal star in End of Watch

End of Watch, the gritty police drama starring Michael Pena and Jake Gyllenhaal as a pair of detectuives working in one of the toughest

End of Watch, the gritty police drama starring Michael Pena and Jake Gyllenhaal as a pair of detectuives working in one of the toughest

Business

Italian steel scandal 20,000 jobs under threat

Thousands of furious Italian workers at Europe’s biggest steel plant have staged a sit-in after management announced it is to suspend

Thousands of furious Italian workers at Europe’s biggest steel plant have staged a sit-in after management announced it is to suspend

News

Livni promises 'fight for peace' after Israeli election

Israel’s former foreign minister Tzipi Livni has formed a new political party to stand in January’s general election as an alternative to the

Israel’s former foreign minister Tzipi Livni has formed a new political party to stand in January’s general election as an alternative to the

News

Results of Arafat poison tests to take 'several weeks'

The remains of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have been re-buried in Ramallah after his body was exhumed to try to determine whether he

The remains of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have been re-buried in Ramallah after his body was exhumed to try to determine whether he

Business

OECD slashes global growth forecasts

The debt crisis in the recession hit euro zone is the biggest threat to the global economy, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation

The debt crisis in the recession hit euro zone is the biggest threat to the global economy, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation

News

French president to meet Mittal over plant closures

France’s President Francois Hollande is set to meet Lakshmi Mittal in a bid to end an intensifying row over the fate of two idle steel

France’s President Francois Hollande is set to meet Lakshmi Mittal in a bid to end an intensifying row over the fate of two idle steel

Business

Greek bank stocks drop despite EU/IMF deal

Greek bank stocks dropped ten per cent amid fears that the Greek debt buyback plan will further erode their diminishing capital base. The stocks

Greek bank stocks dropped ten per cent amid fears that the Greek debt buyback plan will further erode their diminishing capital base. The stocks

News

Leadership fiasco pushes France's UMP closer to break-up

The former French prime minister Francois Fillon is setting up his own group of supporters while his conservative UMP party tears itself apart over

The former French prime minister Francois Fillon is setting up his own group of supporters while his conservative UMP party tears itself apart over

Nocomment

Thai inmates learn Gangnam Style

Male prisoners in Thailand performed a dance routine to “Gangnam Style”, the song by South Korean rapper Psy that has become an Internet sensation.

Male prisoners in Thailand performed a dance routine to “Gangnam Style”, the song by South Korean rapper Psy that has become an Internet sensation.

News

Congo M23 rebels pull out of Goma

The leader of the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reportedly agreed to pull out from the eastern cities of Goma and

The leader of the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reportedly agreed to pull out from the eastern cities of Goma and

Nocomment

Milk farmers protest in Brussels

Farmers have driven tractors in the EU institutions area Luxembourg Square, coming from France, Germany, Netherlands, and of course Belgium to

Farmers have driven tractors in the EU institutions area Luxembourg Square, coming from France, Germany, Netherlands, and of course Belgium to

Science_technology

From idea to prototype

Some 20 kilometres from Skopje in the Macedonian countryside lies Hi-Tech, a company which specialises in manufacturing circuit boards, the electric

Some 20 kilometres from Skopje in the Macedonian countryside lies Hi-Tech, a company which specialises in manufacturing circuit boards, the electric

News

Egypt: opponents dig in despite Mursi compromise

Protesters in Cairo appear determined to press on with demands that Egypt’s president gives up the near-absolute powers he decreed himself, despite

Protesters in Cairo appear determined to press on with demands that Egypt’s president gives up the near-absolute powers he decreed himself, despite

News

Rio protest over re-distributing oil wealth

Two hundred thousand people turned out in Rio de Janeiro urging the president to throw out a new law they believe will cost their region dear. It

Two hundred thousand people turned out in Rio de Janeiro urging the president to throw out a new law they believe will cost their region dear. It

News

Greece is given a life-line after marathon talks in Brussels

Euro finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund have reached a deal on an urgently needed bailout for near-bankrupt Greece. After 12

Euro finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund have reached a deal on an urgently needed bailout for near-bankrupt Greece. After 12

News

US political parties remain at odds over raising taxes

The US Congress reconvenes this week after the Thanksgiving holiday with time running out to reach a compromise over fiscal planning. But while

The US Congress reconvenes this week after the Thanksgiving holiday with time running out to reach a compromise over fiscal planning. But while