Nowadays the Frankfurt Book Fair is about much more than books. More than a third of the products on display at the 60th edition of the world’s
Ryan Philippe, Eva Green and Sam Riley all turned out for the world premiere of Franklyn, screened during the London Film Festival.
There’s a new breed of aircraft taking-off in Europe, bringing the chance of a private jet-set lifestyle to more and more people.
Very Light Jets
Nicolas Sarkozy’s calls for more state intervention to buttress financial systems has won him mixed reactions from MEPs. The French leader gave his
Russia, Iran and Qatar have made the first serious moves toward forming an OPEC-style natural gas cartel.
The idea is likely to worry Western
The gap between the rich and the poor has grown in most wealthy nations, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Italy is exaggerating, says Brussels, as Rome continues its push to water down European Union climate change plans. A European Commission spokewoman
A global response to a global crisis. That is what Nicolas Sarkozy has called for, in a speech to the European Parliament.
The French leader, whose
Europe’s stock markets stumbled again on Tuesday reflecting a comment from the European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso who said: “Day by
“This law will not be passed!”, said demonstrators in front of Greece’s parliament in Athens last March. They had gathered to protest against reforms
Some 17 countries led by France and Germany have decided to draw up a new blacklist of tax havens at a meeting in Paris.
There are around 40 tax
Striking judges in Spain have paralysed the legal system for three hours in defence of colleagues .
They claim the government is interfering in the
Government bailouts of banks are starting to spawn lawsuits. In Belgium, 140 small shareholders with the Belgian-Dutch financial services group
The much-heralded Large Hadron Collider built in tunnels beneath the French-Swiss border has been officially opened, even though it is not
Greece has once again been paralysed by a nationwide strike that brought air, rail and ferry traffic to a halt.
Hundreds of thousands of Greeks
Russia’s president has began a two day visit to Armenia against a backdrop of turbulent times in the Caucasus region.
On the surface, there are
Thailand’s former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra has been sentenced to two years in prison for corruption.
The country’s high court said he had
European Union leaders want to broaden an upcoming summit on reforming the world’s financial system by inviting the major emerging economies of China
US presidential hopeful Barack Obama is to take time off from campaigning to visit his sick grandmother in Hawaii.
Madelyn Dunham, 85, whom Obama
The world’s stock markets are again on the rise.
Investors are reacting to signs of success in efforts by governments to push down short-term lending
Flights to and from Greece have been severely disrupted in a national strike over the government’s economic policies.
Public transport is also
Supporters of Bolivia’s leftist leader Evo Morales have been celebrating a deal that paves the way for a new constitution.
Morales, the country’s
Black clouds are still looming over the EU climate change talks in Luxembourg.
Going into the last day, the majority of bloc members have
Wall Street closed on a high amid hopes of more government spending to stave off recession.
The Dow Jones index ended up 4.7 per cent. The Standard
The French state has announced plans to lend 10.5 billion euros to the country’s top six banks before the end of the year.
The money will prop up
With 15 days to go before the US elections, Barack Obama will suspend campaigning on Thursday to visit his sick grandmother in Hawaii.