There was a bounce on the markets in Europe on Friday with stocks rising for the first time in four days.
London’s FTSE climbed by 1.65 per cent by
Japan’s quarterly figures show the country slipping further toward recession. The world’s second-largest economy lost, on a yearly rate, 3 percent of
A last-ditch attempt to save Alitalia seems doomed after talks between unions and would-be buyers broke down.
A group of Italian investors was set
Deutsche Bank has confirmed it is to buy nearly 30 percent of Germany’s biggest retail lender PostBank.
It will pay the German post office Deutsche
Poland’s rescue plan for its historic shipyards now awaits European approval. It has reached Brussels by the European Commission’s deadline.
The European Parliament is set to adopt the
European Union flag formally. Since that would require it to be displayed throughout European Parliament
Jean-Claude Juncker reelected at the head of the Eurogroup has dismissed talk of recession.
Luxembourg’s prime minister was presiding over a regular
The head of Britain’s XL holiday company, which has gone bust leaving thousands of passengers stranded, has blamed speculators for the collapse.
Europe is being plunged into the Basque question with the moderate nationalists taking their demand for the right to hold a referendum on
Debate over France’s strict separation between religion and state has been reignited.
Pope Benedict has been welcomed to the Elysee Palace by
Security, freedom, prevention and repression govern European debate on anti-terrorist legislation.
Of all Europe’s thinkers, Slavoj Zizek is one of the most outspoken. The Slovenian’s philosophical works include thoughts on such diverse topics as
The former home of French Kings is playing host to a modern-day monarch.
17 scultpures by the ‘King of Kitsch’ in contemporary art, Jeff Koons
A new tongue-in-cheek documentary on faith has coined a new term.
“Religulous” is a cross between the word “religious” and “ridiculous,” and is
Eurotunnel passengers are enduring an uncomfortable wait in the hope that it might, at least partially, re-open today after yesterday’s fire.
The national Italian airline Alitalia appears doomed after investors hoping to save it said they could not return to talks with unions.
The UK’s third-largest package holiday group XL Leisure has gone bust.
It left around 85,000 holidaymakers stranded in airports mainly around
Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in France for a four-day visit in which he is expected to urge Europe to adopt more Christian values. He was greeted
The presidential candidates in the United States called a truce in their political skirmishes as the war for the White House was put in perspective
The Channel Tunnel is to remain closed for at least another 24 hours following a major fire on a freight train. It was hoped services might have been
Zimbabwe’s political crisis could be over. Morgan Tvsangirai and President Robert Mugabe are to announce the details of a power-sharing deal on
The battle of wills between Venezuela and the United States has erupted into open diplomatic warfare. President Hugo Chavez is threatening to end oil