It is ten years since the euro came into existence as the currency for 11 European countries on 1 January 1999. A decade on, we ask what was the
From a senior official at EU ministers’ talks came the warning: “We are touching the limit of European solidarity at the moment it should come into
In a bid to unblock Croatia’s progress in European Union accession talks, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has urged it and its neighbour
Tony Blair is busy mediating for peace in the Middle East for the moment but European institutional stardom is said to be winking on his horizon
President Bush has defended his years in power at a farewell press conference before stepping down next week. He insisted his failed bid to broker a
Volkswagen has bucked the industry trend as it met its forecast for group sales growth last year.
Europe’s largest carmaker saw a 0.6 percent
The British government is to take a more than 43 percent stake in the merged banking group formed by troubled lenders Lloyds TSB and HBOS.
Alitalia’s directors have approved the sale of a 25 percent stake to Air France-KLM for just over 320 million euros.
That came one day before the
While the ground offensive appears to be taking a new turn, Israeli warplanes reduced their number of air raids on Gaza last night.
The Israeli army is moving deeper into densely populated areas of Gaza on the 17th day of its offensive against Hamas.
It has also deployed
Hopes of a deal have been raised and then dashed several times over the past week. But it seems this time the gas really may start to flow again
Hamas rockets landed in southern Israel again today, despite 17 days of fighting in Gaza designed to smash the militants’ ability to launch missiles
There are many old wives’ tales on extending your youth but scientists at the Retrotope biotech firm in Moscow think they’re on to something
A new reward of one million euros has been offered for the capture of Bosnian Serb fugutive Ratko Mladic.
Serbian police have put up wanted
On the 17th day of the conflict, Israeli soldiers have been fighting fierce gunbattle with Hamas militants as they move deeper into densely populated
Judges in Spain’s Basque region have thrown out a lawsuit against the regional premier Juan Jose Ibarretxe. He had appeared in court on Thursday
Israel has reduced its number of air raids on the Gaza Strip while increasing its ground offensive by deploying reserve units.
It is the first
A deal may have been clinched in the Russia-Ukraine gas row, but the big questions remain unanswered: when will supplies be fully restored, and how
It is turning out to be the on-again-off-again deal to resolve the gas row between Russia and Ukraine.
Gas monopoly Gazprom says Ukraine has now
A deal to restore Russian gas supplies via Ukraine to Europe appears to be on the verge of collapse after Moscow rejected handwritten “amendments”
In Gaza every new day brings fresh bombardments. Now Israeli reservists are fighting on the ground in Gaza. The Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
As a concerted international attempt to secure a ceasefire in Gaza continues, Germany has stepped onto the diplomatic scene in Israel.
British actress Kate Winslet has won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globe awards.
She was voted Best Actress for
American car manufacturers are going green in a bid to beat the economic downturn.
Consumers are to be offered fuel efficient, all electric or