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May 17, 1792. A group of 24 stock brokers create what would become the New York Stock Exchange. They signed the Buttonwood Agreement under a
In a court appearance that has sent shockwaves across the world, the head of the IMF has been remanded in custody accused of attempted rape.
On the face of it European cinema appears to be in rude health. This year 13 out of 20 movies competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes
How are the accusations of attempted rape against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn being seen by the French media?
NYSE Euronext has moved a step closer to merging with Germany’s Deutsche Boerse.
A rival bid – worth 7.7 billion euros – from Nasdaq and
The American space shuttle Endeavour has lifted off on its final mission.
With the earth pointing in the optimum direction the orbiter left Kennedy
It looks like there will be a run-off for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s party in his home town of Milan, after the end of voting in
Hundreds of Syrians continued to flee violence in their country and crossed into northern Lebanon on Monday.
At least 1,000 people arrived in the
IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday was remanded in custody by a judge in New York on charges including attempted rape.
Lawyers for the
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 16, 2011. Endeavour carried six astronauts into
A day before the British Queen’s historic state visit to the Irish Republic, police in London say they received a coded bomb warning from Irish
As Europe’s finance chiefs arrived in Brussels for crunch talks, the main focus was supposed to be on the euro zone’s debt riddled nations Portugal
International prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, accusing him of committing crimes against humanity.
A son of
Europe’s financial markets dived as soon as they opened on Monday with analysts citing the IMF chief’s arrest at the weekend as a factor, but the
NASA space shuttle Endeavour has launched on its 25th and final mission, the 134th since the shuttle program began in 1981. It is the next-to-last
The Strauss-Kahn scandal could not have come at a worse time for Greece.
The IMF boss was seen as a key ally in Athens’ efforts to get its battered
The London Stock Exchange’s shares rose sharply as analysts said the LSE could find itself vulnerable to a takeover bid if its planned tie-up with
Saab appears to have avoided collapse with a rescue deal involving China’s largest listed car distributor.
Saab’s Dutch owner Spyker is to get as
Inflation in the euro zone rose April, partly due to higher energy costs, but core prices – which do not include fuel and food – also jumped.
A ferry has taken 1,300 migrants from the reception centre of Lampedusa, all of whom landed last week on the tiny island. Some 1,300 migrants were
News of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sudden and dramatic arrest has been met by shock and consternation in France.
The Socialist Party, of which he is
A documentary about the death of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed has stirred controversy at the Cannes Film Festival where it premiered.
Media coverage of the Cannes festival requires an army of photographers. Some stand on duty alongside the red carpet while others are sent on sorties
Kenyan Olympic marathon champion, Sammy Wanjiru has died after falling from a balcony at his home in the Rift Valley town of Nyahururu.
Hollywood aristocrat Brad Pitt is in Cannes for the Film Festival, promoting “The Tree of Life”, written and directed by Terrence Malick.
A giant structure by British artist Anish Kapoor has been unveiled at Paris’ Grand Palais. The aim of the monster-like figure is to engulf the
At the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre near the historic city of Chiang Mai, elephants are being used in animal therapy with autistic children
As Dominique Strauss-Kahn prepares for a court appearance, French radio reported that he has an alibi.
His legal team said they can prove he
A test of Italy’s faith in Silvio Berlusconi is in its second day, as the country votes in local elections. The most significant are in Turin