Citigroup is to slash its worldwide workforce by 52,000, reducing the number of employees to 300,000. Mostly those job losses would come from the
Opel has been trying to cover itself in case its US parent company General Motors goes bust. GM’s German subsidiary wants government loan guarantees
Europe’s stock markets were again awash with red ink on Monday. Investors were disappointed that world leaders meeting over the weekend did not come
Japan’s economy has slid into a recession for the first time since 2001. Japanese companies have sharply cut back on spending amid the unfolding
Ecologist group Greenpeace has delivered a strong message to the French Agriculture and Fisheries ministry: ‘Your management stinks.’ The medium of
The EU and China have signed a deal to improve consumer safety, with China agreeing to inform the European Union about what it is doing to track down
European Union enlargement: Croatia could become the 28th EU member state, according to the latest European Commission report. Seven other countries
Public opinion grew to be seen as essential with the first European Community enlargement in 1973. That is when Eurobaromèter came in. How has it
Air travel remained disrupted in France today, on the fourth and final day of a pilots’ strike over changes to the retirement age. Passengers were
A bizarre divorce in France, agreed on the basis that the husband said his wife lied about her virginity, has itself been annulled. The original
A Russian judge has rejected a prosecution request to bar the public from a trial linked to the murder of prominant journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
Both Spain and France have hailed the arrest of the suspected military leader of the Basque separatist group ETA in southern France. Garikoitz
The eighth edition of the International Film Festival in Marrakech is now underway, with Sigourney Weaver among the guests of honour.
Dark solar panels are present on the roofs of just about all the homes in Pal Town in Japan. Dubbed Solar City, it is at the heart of an experiment
Separating the myths from the reality in the ancient and infamous city of Babylon is the task the British Museum has taken on in its latest
Iraq and the United States have formally signed the agreement which will see American forces heading home within three years. Foreign Minister
Spain’s most notorious paramilitary leader, who was arrested in Northern Ireland on Monday, has been released on bail. He had turned himself in to a
The signing of a long-awaited agreement between the US and Iraq has taken place in Baghdad. Iraq’s foreign minister and the American ambassador to
Voting is underway in Indian Kashmir amid tight security. The elections come after some of the worst protests against Indian rule in the country’s
The trial has opened in Moscow of four men charged with involvement in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
The court ruled this
Japan has now joined Hong Kong and Singapore in falling into the recession club. It is the first time in seven years that Japan has slipped into
It is a case of a united front for Europe in Washington, at the first summit aimed at reforming the global financial system. But the economic crisis
The suspected military chief of the armed Basque seperatist group ETA has been arrested in southern France.
Garikoitz Aspiazu, also known as
In California, wildfires have obliterated mobile homes and multi-million dollar mansions alike.
State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a