Articles by Jane Barrett



Hope for Step Toward Karabakh Peace at CIS Talks

  • 09 June 07
  • Reuters
European mediators hope Azerbaijan and Armenia will agree to small steps to improve life for people of the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh at peace talks in St. Petersburg on Saturday, even if they make little progress on the main issue of the breakaway region's status.

Plushenko Pummels Opposition

  • 20 February 06
  • Reuters
He finishes what he started to glide to the figure-skating gold, reducing Thursday's competition to a race for second place.

GM's Standoff With Fiat Ends in Deadlock

  • 03 February 05
  • Reuters
Fiat and General Motors both refused to blink in a standoff over whether the Italian group can force GM to buy its ailing car unit, raising the threat of a long legal battle and battering Fiat's shares.

Parmalat Seeks $350M From UBS

  • 09 August 04
  • Reuters
Insolvent Italian food group Parmalat stepped up legal action against its former bankers Friday, suing Swiss bank UBS for 290 million euros ($350 million) a week after it filed a fraud suit against Citigroup.

Fiat Moves Quickly to Fill Top Position

  • 02 June 04
  • Reuters
Fiat moved swiftly Tuesday to fill a power vacuum in its upper ranks and named turnaround expert Sergio Marchionne to be its fifth CEO in two years, pushing shares in the carmaker up over 3 percent.

Fiat Faces Chaos in the Wake of Agnelli's Death

  • 01 June 04
  • Reuters
Fiat's shares slid Monday after the CEO charged with pulling it out of a deep crisis suddenly quit in protest at the head of Ferrari being named chairman to replace Umberto Agnelli, who died last week.

Prosecutors: Parmalat Forged Papers

  • 24 December 03
  • Reuters
Italian prosecutors widened an investigation into a possible multibillion-euro fraud at Italian food group Parmalat on Tuesday as Bank of America said key financial documents had been forged.

GM, Fiat Buyout Fate Put On Hold

  • 28 October 03
  • Reuters
An option allowing Italian automaker Fiat to force General Motors to buy its loss-making car unit has been put back a year while the two groups settle a disagreement over whether it is still valid, they said Sunday.

'Mad House' Brings Chechnya to Festival

  • 06 September 02
  • Reuters
As the struggles between Russia and Chechnya hit the headlines again, director Andrei Konchalovsky's latest film calls on moviegoers to feel the tragedy of the war and the desire for escape.

'Mad House' Brings Chechnya to Festival

  • 06 September 02
  • Reuters
As the struggles between Russia and Chechnya hit the headlines again, director Andrei Konchalovsky's latest film calls on moviegoers to feel the tragedy of the war and the desire for escape.