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A former Siemens executive has been fined 108 thousand euros and given a two-year suspended prison sentence for his role in a bribery scandal at the
European stocks ended Monday down 1%. Banks retreated on concerns over credit ratings at major US mortgage lenders. In addition crude oil rose which
Russian investors are bailing out of Mechel – one of Russia’s largest coal and steel firms – following comments from Prime Minister Vladimir
In a rare setback for the world’s biggest car maker, Toyota has cut its groupwide global sales forecast for this year by 350,000 vehicles. It now
Emirates has taken delivery of the first of the 58 Airbus A380 superjumbos it has ordered. The plane was handed over at a ceremony in Hamburg
New pictures have emerged of Bosnian war crimes’ suspect Radovan Karadzic in disguise, while hiding from UN war crimes investigators.
Ukraine has declared its flooding a national disaster. Making the most of a sunny dry spell, President Viktor Yushchenko visited the Ivano-Frankivsk
The Basque terror group ETA is being blamed for a small explosion on a major motorway in Spain’s Basque Country. The device went off sometime over
Lufthansa says its customers have not felt any inconvenience on the first day of a strike by ground and cabin staff over pay.
A spokesman for the
The Turkish chief prosecutor’s decision to seek a ban on the ruling AK Party and banish its senior figures to the political wilderness has exposed
There has been a major change to the coastline of south west England. The historic Grand Pier in Weston-Super-Mare has gone up in flames.
The Turkish Prime Minister has called for unity as the first victims of the Istanbul bomb attack were buried. Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined mourners at
Bombers have killed at least 50 people in Iraq, in one of the bloodiest days in recent months. 22 people died in the northern oil city of Kirkuk
Mike Myers’ plays a spiritual self-help therapist, who’s trying to patch up the marriage of an ice hockey player in his latest comedy, The Love Guru.
Overshadowed for millenia by their famous pharaonic husbands, the queens of Egypt have now been given a share of the limelight with a new exhibition
As preparations for the Beijing Games continue, China has put together a team of five cute robots to welcome visitors at the international airport –
No one has claimed responsibility for two bomb blasts on Sunday evening in a working-class district of Istanbul, which claimed at least 17 lives and
India’s big cities remain on high alert, after Saturday’s multiple bombings in Muslim-dominated Ahmedabad in the west, and southern Bangalore.
Officials say three women suicide bombers have claimed close to thirty lives, as a major religious event comes to a climax in Baghdad. As Shi’ite
A strike by ground staff and cabin crew at Germany’s national airline, Lufthansa, has done little to disrupt operations, according to the
The Constitutional Court in Turkey has begun deliberating in a case which could see the country’s Prime Minister out of office, for supposedly trying
A pay strike by ground crew and cabin staff at Lufthansa is expected to cause big disruption at two international airports in Germany today.
The 16-year “banana wars” could be nearing an end. Brazil’s Foreign Minister Celso Amorim has announced that an historic deal has been reached on
Claims that Radovan Karadzic spent some of his time on the run living in Vienna, under the name of Peter Glumac, have been cast into doubt after a
Serbia’s Prime Minister has hinted that more arrests of war crimes suspects could follow the detention of Radovan Karadzic.
Speaking in Austria
Turkish Police have already begun investigating the attacks in Istanbul. Forensic teams moved in to sift through shrapnel and debris soon after the
Two fatal explosions have killed at least 15 people, and injured around 150 others, in Istanbul. Local reports indicate the double bombing occurred