After two hours of talks, the answer was ‘no’, French fishermen can not have bigger than negotiated quotas. The European Commission has again
Switzerland’s second biggest bank has swung back into profit in the first quarter of the year, and by a much bigger margin than expected.
There is more gloomy news from Germany, where new research for the government predicts the economy will shrink by six per cent this year.
Twelve days on the road for professional coach drivers in Europe will be legal from next January.
This will let companies that run one-week tours
European stock markets slipped back by the close of a choppy day’s trading after a positive start.
It was banks again that led the retreat, though
New rules creating European oversight for credit rating agencies have been approved in the European Parliament. The aim is to boost confidence in
There is growing weight being given to reports that the Italian car giant Fiat is on the point of buying a majority stake in the German manufacturer
Pakistan has sent troops to its northwestern province which has been virtually taken over by the Taliban amid growing fears their presence will
September last year, Turkey’s president Abdullah Gul breaks the ice becoming the first Turkish head of state to visit Armenia – invited by his
The international community is providing a treasure-chest to combat piracy in Somalia.
More than 190 million euros have been pledged by a group
In a desperate bid to save their jobs, thousands of French and German employees at Continental have brought their protest to the car parts maker’s
France’s immigration minister has pledged to remove a camp where illegal migrants trying to cross over to Britain gather in northern France.
In South Africa, early results suggest the governing ANC has a commanding lead in the general election.
It is reported Jacob Zuma’s party already
At least 28 people, many of them women and children hoping for humanitarian aid, were killed earlier today when a suicide bomber detonated his device
There will be a host of familiar faces at the Cannes Film Festival this year with, in addition to the usual glamour, the return of several big name
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has held talks with his Armenian counterpart near Moscow.
But this was no walk in the park for either leader –
Twin NASA spacecraft, named Stereo, have begun providing scientists with their first view of the speed, trajectory, and three-dimensional shape of
One of Europe’s top dance companies, the Monte Carlo ballet, has presented Jean Christophe Maillot’s neo-classical “Faust” at this year’s Madrid
The 8th annual Tribeca Film Festival has launched with a host of stars turning out in support of the event, recently hit by the credit crunch when
Scientists researching a parasitic tropical disease have discovered that the condition might have some unexpected benefits. Bilharzia afflicts
Around 1,000 French workers at a tyre factory near Paris have arrived in Germany for a joint protest against plans to close factories in both
As counting in South Africa’s general election progresses, partial results have reaffirmed predictions of an ANC victory.
They also indicate the
The UN is under fire for what critics say is an inadequate response to the plight of civilians caught in fighting in Sri Lanka.
Tens of thousands
The Taliban are moving closer to the Pakistani capital stoking fears about security in the country.
Pakistan ally Washington, for whom the
With an international naval force failing to defeat the scourge of piracy off Somalia diplomats have gathered in Brussels to see what they can do
A medical revolution or meddling with nature?
Opinions are sharply split in Spain after health authorities authorised the genetic screening of