BBC World Service - Most Recent
Sep 16, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is in Scotland meeting Queen Elizabeth. But his visit to the U.K. is marred in controversy because it will be paid in part by the British government.
Sep 15, 2010
The Bank of Japan took a big step overnight to help the Japanese economy. It intentionally weakened Japan's currency for the first time in six years.
Sep 14, 2010
The price of cotton has risen more than 50 percent in the past year due to droughts and floods wiping out a lot of the cotton harvest in China and Pakistan. That may have a big impact on the cost of making clothes.
Sep 13, 2010
As the U.K. grapples with budget cuts, unions are so angry over, they're calling for a widespread protests. Could they bring the country to a halt?
Sep 9, 2010
When Ireland's Anglo-Irish bank failed, it nearly bankrupted the nation. Now the Irish government says it has a plan to split the bank up.
Sep 8, 2010
The European Union continues to divide over plans to tax the banks. The bank tax is supposed to curb financial risk-taking and help prevent a future financial crisis. But there are a number of perspectives.
Sep 7, 2010
Europe is actually in better economic shape than the U.S. That's a role reversal from earlier in the year, when Europe was seen as the economic problem child. So is there still concern about the health of Europe's economy?
Sep 6, 2010
Germany will continue to use nuclear power plants for longer than expected. The country had expected to phase out its reliance on nuclear energy in the next decade.
Aug 31, 2010
India's economy grew almost 9 percent this spring.