What Happened on 03 May 2012

French presidential candidates battle it out in television debate

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Francois Hollande battled it out in their only television debate though the incumbent failed… Read More.

Newt Gingrich calls an end to presidential campaign

Republican Newt Gingrich has ended his presidential campaign. The former House Speaker declined to endorse the party’s presumptive nominee Mitt… Read More.

Chinese dissident seeks to leave country following threats

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has said he wants to leave the country following claims of threats made by Chinese authorities.… Read More.

UK economy to return to growth in second half

The UK economy will return to growth in the second half of 2012, according to the Confederation of… Read More.

Lufthansa set to cut costs by scrapping 3,500 jobs

German airline Lufthansa is to cut 3,500 jobs in a bid to cut administrative costs by a quarter. The carrier… Read More.

Diageo sales up 6% in first quarter

Sales at Diageo, the world’s biggest distilled drinks group, rose six percent in the first quarter of 2012. Despite falling… Read More.

Olympic Park carries out final test

London’s Olympic Park is in the midst of its biggest test as it hosts six events over the next week… Read More.

Norwegian swimming champion's autopsy comes out inconclusive

An autopsy of Norwegian swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen, who collapsed and died in Arizona this week at the age… Read More.

Blackberry offers $10,000 cash guarantee to app developers

Blackberry application developers are being offered a cash guarantee to encourage them to write programs for the handset’s upcoming system… Read More.

Motorola wins Microsoft ban in Germany

An injunction has been granted to Motorola Mobility against the distribution of key Microsoft products in Germany. The sales ban… Read More.

Iconic The Scream painting sold for $120 million

Edvward Munch’s iconic The Scream painting has been sold for $119.9 million after it was auctioned in New York. An… Read More.

Harry Potter's diary provides inspiration for self-writing blood paper

A self-writing diary featured in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series has inspired researchers to create a paper that spells out… Read More.