Greece moves closer to unity government

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Greece’s two main parties are reportedly close to forming a new government, with a new prime minister, after extended talks and with global pressure, and the threat of a sovereign default, mounting. George Papandreou, the outgoing Greek prime minister, was to hold a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, and a government spokesman has […]

Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, guilty of manslaughter

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LOS ANGELES, California (Isabelle Zehnder reporting) — Michael Jackon’s doctor, Conrad Murray, was found guilty Monday of manslaughter in pop star-s drug-related death in 2009 Dr. Murray, 58, left the courtroom in handcuffs after a jury reached a unanimous verdict. While dozens of fans outside cheered others burst into tears. […]

Lady Gaga dominates the MTV EMAs with four awards

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Lady Gaga took home four awards from the MTV EMAs in Belfast, Northern Ireland last night. The eccentric singer – who performed while sitting on a moon sculpture – picked up gongs in four out of the six categories she was nominated for to win Best Female, Best Song and […]

FTSE wobbles as Berlusconi clings to power

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Britain’s FTSE 100 wobbled on Monday as Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s embattled prime minister, clung to power amid mounting concerns that the eurozone’s debt woes could wreak havoc on the region’s third-biggest economy. The yield – or implied interest rate – on Italian 10-year government bonds soared 28 basis points to […]