BBC World Service - Most Recent
Aug 5, 2010
An American Nobel Laureate is proposing a radical solution in the U.S. immigration debate: auctioning off the right to a green card.
Aug 4, 2010
Banks in Europe are reporting how well business is doing. The financial institutions seem to be telling the same story going around in the U.S., and there are indicators that recovery is underway.
Aug 3, 2010
The U.S. government is disappointed by the UAE's move to ban Blackberry's Internet service, and other countries also have security concerns about the device.
Aug 2, 2010
Starting in October, the United Arab Emirates will stop people from sending e-mails, texting or going online on their Blackberries due to security concerns. The move has prompted Saudi Arabia to take similar measures.
Jul 30, 2010
Budweiser has lost a long-running battle to trademark its name across Europe, allowing a Czech company called Budweiser Budvar to also call itself "Bud".
Jul 28, 2010
The Spanish province of Catalonia has voted to ban bullfighting, saying its barbaric and dangerous. But bullfight supporters say it's vital to tourism.
Jul 28, 2010
New research identifies the 12 things we need to perform the perfect handshake.
Jul 27, 2010
BP earned $5 billion in the second quarter, a higher figure over this time last year. The company will now rope the profits into the overall loss.
Jul 26, 2010
BP executives are meeting to discuss the fate of CEO Tony Hayward, who has been on thin ice for months for his handling of the Gulf oil crisis.
Jul 22, 2010
Learning from the BP spill, Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips are committing a quarter of a billion dollars each to construct a rapid response unit that could quickly move in place to collect leaking oil.