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  • Saturday, June 6th 2009 - 13:52 UTC

    PM Brown and reshuffled cabinet cling on

    Alan Johnson admits leadership ambition but backs PM Brown “to the hilt”

    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown unveiled Friday a reshuffled cabinet and vowed to “fight on” with his “resilient” team to rescue the economy and clean up politics. He admitted Labour had suffered “a painful defeat” in Thursday's polls but added: “I will not waver. I will not walk away. I will get on with the job.” And he unveiled Glenys Kinnock as Europe minister in a surprise move.

  • Friday, June 5th 2009 - 13:35 UTC

    Air France crash mystery deepens

    The mystery surrounding the crash of an Air France plane off the coast of Brazil deepened after Brazilian officials said items they had pulled from the sea were not in fact debris from the downed Airbus.

  • Friday, June 5th 2009 - 13:13 UTC

    ECB anticipates steep GDP fall and “stabilization phase” in 2010

    Trichet calls on financial system to strengthen their capital bases

    In a move which was widely expected, the European Central Bank (ECB) elected to keep interest rates for the euro zone on hold at 1% and announced that the planned purchase of 60 billion Euros in company bonds will commence in July.

  • Friday, June 5th 2009 - 13:11 UTC

    Bank of England keep rates and quantitative easing unchanged

    Recession remains the main challenge.

    The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee voted Thursday to maintain the official rate unchanged at 0.5% for the third month in a row, but no fresh measures to stimulate the economy were announced.

  • Friday, June 5th 2009 - 08:21 UTC

    The noose tightens: another ministerial shove for PM Brown to step down

    Purnell: Stand aside to give our Party a fighting chance of winning

    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been put under further pressure to step down as Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell dramatically announced he was quitting the Cabinet as polls closed in crunch elections.

  • Thursday, June 4th 2009 - 16:46 UTC

    Air France crash: Brazil navy arrives in ocean zone

    The airship would have collapsed in only 4 minutes

    Search crews flying over the Atlantic have found debris from the crashed Air France jet spread over more than 90km of ocean. Brazilian Defence Minister Nelson Jobim said the existence of large fuel stains in the water could rule out an explosion.

  • Thursday, June 4th 2009 - 16:07 UTC

    Calls for a “Global Jobs Pact” to combat employment recovery lag

    Somavia warns that 300 new jobs have to be created by 2015

    Warning of a possible six to eight year employment and social protection crisis due to the economic downturn, International Labour Organization (ILO) Director- General Juan Somavia called Wednesday on delegates to the 98th International Labour Conference to adopt a “Global Jobs Pact.”

  • Thursday, June 4th 2009 - 16:03 UTC

    Growing pressure on PM Brown to step down; Labour in turmoil

    Cameron called for elections saying “the government is collapsing before our eyes”

    Britain’s Gordon Brown's authority as Prime Minister has been dealt a severe blow as Communities Secretary Hazel Blears quit the Cabinet on the eve of Thursday crucial European and local elections.

  • Thursday, June 4th 2009 - 15:47 UTC

    Inflation in leading economies slows down in April

    Consumer energy prices were down 13.3% in the year to April

    Inflation in the world's leading economies slowed in April and in the previous 12 months as energy prices plunged. Consumer prices in the 30 states of the OECD rose by 0.6% in the 12 months to April, compared with 0.9% in the year to March.

  • Thursday, June 4th 2009 - 15:30 UTC

    FAO suggests climate change talks should include fisheries

    Over 500 million people in the world depend on fisheries and aquaculture (Photo FIS)

    Sixteen international organisations asked that the protection and optimisation of marine ecosystems, fisheries and aquaculture be included in the discussions leading up to the sequel to the Kyoto Protocol.