Televisions, computers, DVDs and so on left on stand-by across Europe consume about as much energy per year as a country like Greece or Portugal.
Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Dakota Fanning star in “The Secret Life of Bees”, an adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd’s 2002 bestselling
Winter has Iceland well and truly in its grip but in the clubs of Rekjavik, music-lovers shugged off the cold at what’s been called the hippest long
Bulgarian born philosopher Tzvetan Todorov began his career in the 1960s as a literary theorist. After his move to France in 1963 he developed his
France’s biggest food producer Danone does not seem to be too worried by the economic slowdown, saying it will stick to its targets for sales and
Nissan is proposing buying around 20 percent of Chrysler, according to a report in a Detroit newspaper.
That would bring the troubled US car maker
There has been jubilation in India after the country joined the exclusive club of nations which have launched a moon-shot.
Switzerland has hit out angrily after comments made by Germany’s finance minister that it should be placed on a tax haven blacklist.
The Frankfurt headquarters of the German
government-owned development bank KfW has been raided by prosecutors.
They are investigating how
In tough economic times, the European Union has moved to lure highly-qualified and skilled migrant workers into the bloc.
“The Blue Card” scheme
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is standing firm in the face of sometimes violent demonstrations by students over controversial education
Increasing recession worries have hammered European shares which closed down five percent on Wednesday.
The value of the pound tumbled after the
The spectre of sleaze in UK politics has risen its head again, this time with allegations of illegal party funding among the opposition
In a strong show of support for Georgia, international donors have pledged some 3.4 billion euros to help rebuild the war-shattered country.
The US President George Bush is to host the first in a series of global summits aimed at re-building the world’s finances on the 15th November – 11
Reminiscent of a football match, protesters in Buenos Aires signalled their support after Argentina’s government announced the takeover of the
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says Spain should be part of next month’s summit to reform the world’s financial system.
Hoping to get Georgia back on its feet after this summer’s armed conflict, international donors have gathered for a major fund-raising
The latest poll in the race to the White House shows Democrat Barack Obama has increased his lead over Republican rival John McCain to 10 points
As German troops paid a ceremonial tribute to two comrades killed in a suicide attack on Monday, allies in the Afghan army have become the latest
Barack Obama made the stricken American economy the central theme of his campaign for the presidency as his Republican rival John McCain questioned
Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak has been released from jail in Moscow pending his trial on charges of embezzlement and fraud, which
Italy’s highest court has rejected agreements giving Germany immunity from paying damages to the families of civilians killed by German soldiers in
India has launched its first unmanned mission to the Moon.
Chandrayaan-1, or Moon Vehicle, blasted off from a southern Indian space centre shortly
US and most European stock markets closed lower yesterday as investors confronted mixed corporate results and fretted about fresh warnings of