A big buying spree by Gulf oil states prevented aircraft orders from going into freefall at this week’s Farnborough Airshow, but it has left little
Mattel, the maker of Barbie dolls, has won the first round of its copyright infringement court case against competitor MGA Entertainment. A jury
The biggest US bank, Citigroup, has posted a smaller than expected quarterly loss. That was despite 7.4 billion euros of write-downs and credit
Australia’s biggest airline, Qantas, has responded to soaring fuel prices by saying it will cut 4% of its workforce, with 1,500 of its 36,000 workers
European shares finished up for the third day running, they rose 1.6% enjoying a relief rally as the result of a smaller than expected loss by
The European Commission has backed a plan to donate 1 billion euros to farmers in Africa next year to help combat high food prices and stimulate
France and Ireland claim the European Union has exhausted its scope for concessions on agriculture as the world trade talks get underway next week
Brussels is to issue a damning report on high-level corruption, maladministration and failures in the handling of EU funds in Bulgaria.
France is more reliant on atomic power than any other country in the world – almost 80 per cent of French electricity is generated in its 19 nuclear
The King of Belgium has appointed three senior politicans to seek a way out of the country’s political deadlock, after refusing to accept the Prime
Spain has unveiled a plan to offer immigrants money to return home in an effort to boost its struggling economy.
The government says it will give
On May 10, 1994, Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president. An historic event and the moment the dreams of millions of South
Children from Nelson Mandela’s old house in Soweto Orlando West have joined millions of people around the world in wishing him a wonderful 90th
French nuclear inspectors have gone to the site of the country’s second radioactive leak in a week-and- a-half. France’s giant nuclear firm Areva
The Irish “no” vote is a very real obstacle blocking the treaty of Lisbon. However, in January 2009 Prague takes over the EU stewardship, its
Some 30 top musicians held a special gala night at the Montreux Jazz Festival to celebrate music impresario Quincy Jones’ 75th birthday.
The Dark Knight follows Batman as he sets out to destroy organised crime in Gotham City for good. But much of the buzz around the film surrounds the
A German tax dodger has received a two year suspended jail sentence after an investigation of bank accounts in Liechtenstein. Prosecutors say the
More than 10% of the European population live with a disability that can make everyday tasks a real challenge.
The EU wants to extend the current
A fresh game of political chess is beginning in Belgium following the King’s refusal to accept the prime minister’s resignation.
Pope Benedict XVI has been meeting other religious leaders on the fifth day of his first visit to Australia. He told the group, which included rabbis
Nelson Mandela is celebrating his birthday. The man who devoted his life to bringing down the apartheid regime in South Africa, and who became the
Bulgaria has attacked the European Commission over a leaked report which alleges high-levels of corruption and mismanagement of EU funds.
France is investigating its second low-level radioactive leak in ten days, this time at a plant in Romans-sur-Isere in the south east of the
Millions of euros worth of aid to Bulgaria has been blocked according to a damning European report on corruption in the country, leaked to the media
After weeks of celebrations, today is actually the 90th birthday of Nelson Mandela. The man South African’s nickname Madiba will spend his special