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2010-07-12

News

Madrid jumping for return of its football heroes

Only a bird can get the real scale of what happened in Madrid Monday evening. Unless one of their victorious footballers can. Perched high above

Only a bird can get the real scale of what happened in Madrid Monday evening. Unless one of their victorious footballers can. Perched high above

News

South Africans hunt for World Cup legacy

What legacy will the World Cup leave the host nation other than some shiny new stadiums? That is the question being asked in South Africa as the

What legacy will the World Cup leave the host nation other than some shiny new stadiums? That is the question being asked in South Africa as the

Business

UK recession deeper than thought

Britain’s record recession was even deeper than previously thought, and the UK economy would likely have contracted in the first quarter of this year

Britain’s record recession was even deeper than previously thought, and the UK economy would likely have contracted in the first quarter of this year

Business

Ecofin discusses budget rules and stress tests

A pivotal meeting of European Union finance ministers started on Monday in Brussels, negotiating stricter budget discipline rules for EU governments

A pivotal meeting of European Union finance ministers started on Monday in Brussels, negotiating stricter budget discipline rules for EU governments

Business

Chinese trade surplus reveals import weakness

Analysts say China’s unexpectedly large trade surplus in June shows a weakness in imports as Beijing curbs lending for property and infrastructure

Analysts say China’s unexpectedly large trade surplus in June shows a weakness in imports as Beijing curbs lending for property and infrastructure

Business

Santander buying SEB's German branches

Spain’s largest lender Santander is buying Sweden’s SEB retail banking division in Germany for 555 million euros. Chairman Emilio Botin said

Spain’s largest lender Santander is buying Sweden’s SEB retail banking division in Germany for 555 million euros. Chairman Emilio Botin said

Business

BA strike hits BAA

Passenger traffic at UK airports run by BAA fell by 1.7 percent in June year-on-year. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, on Monday

Passenger traffic at UK airports run by BAA fell by 1.7 percent in June year-on-year. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, on Monday

Europe

Restoring confidence in the banks

The European Commission has published a set of tough new proposals aimed at guaranteeing the deposits of so-called “small account holders”. The aim

The European Commission has published a set of tough new proposals aimed at guaranteeing the deposits of so-called “small account holders”. The aim

Europe

EU dairy farmers demo

European dairy farmers were demonstrating outside the European Institutions in Brussels today. They have been complaining for more than a year that

European dairy farmers were demonstrating outside the European Institutions in Brussels today. They have been complaining for more than a year that

Europe

Euro Leaf - a guarantee for EU consumers of organic produce

When you decide to buy organic produce, you want to be sure of the quality – and so does Brussels. So the EU has drawn up new labelling rules and a

When you decide to buy organic produce, you want to be sure of the quality – and so does Brussels. So the EU has drawn up new labelling rules and a

Europe

EU executive seeks to slash cost of patents

The European Commission want to reduce the costs involved in registering patents in Europe in order to encourage innovation and research by the

The European Commission want to reduce the costs involved in registering patents in Europe in order to encourage innovation and research by the

Environment

Climate change in the land of pigs and honey

Giuseppe Miranti, organic farmer: “It’s unusual to see piglets at this time of year. The sows normally give birth in the spring or autumn, because

Giuseppe Miranti, organic farmer: “It’s unusual to see piglets at this time of year. The sows normally give birth in the spring or autumn, because

Culture

Chaplin cameo in winning Kalovy Vary film

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is not only central Europe’s biggest movie fest but one of its oldest, too.

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is not only central Europe’s biggest movie fest but one of its oldest, too.

Science_technology

Investigation describes Gulf as "eco minefield"

The explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20 sparked an ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But the area is also home to tens of

The explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20 sparked an ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But the area is also home to tens of

Culture

Kelis teams up with Guetta for new album

American singer-songwriter Kelis is hoping her latest album Flesh Tone will start a new dance revolution. The Milkshake singer has once again teamed

American singer-songwriter Kelis is hoping her latest album Flesh Tone will start a new dance revolution. The Milkshake singer has once again teamed

News

Kampala twin bomb blast death toll rises to 74

The number of people killed in two co-ordinated bomb blasts in the Ugandan capital Kampala has risen to 74. The explosions ripped through bars

The number of people killed in two co-ordinated bomb blasts in the Ugandan capital Kampala has risen to 74. The explosions ripped through bars

News

Polanski will not be extradited to the United States

The Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski will not now be extradited to the US to face sentencing for an underage sex case dating back more than

The Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski will not now be extradited to the US to face sentencing for an underage sex case dating back more than

News

A right royal welcome for the Spanish football team

The victorious Spain squad have arrived back in Madrid after winning the World Cup for the first time. They got a hero’s welcome after their

The victorious Spain squad have arrived back in Madrid after winning the World Cup for the first time. They got a hero’s welcome after their

News

Switzerland will not extradite Polanski to the US

The Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski will not now be extradited to the US to face sentencing for an underage sex case dating back more than

The Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski will not now be extradited to the US to face sentencing for an underage sex case dating back more than

News

Police injured in Belfast unrest

Parades are taking place across Northern Ireland to mark the culmination of the province’s annual marching season. But rioting last night means

Parades are taking place across Northern Ireland to mark the culmination of the province’s annual marching season. But rioting last night means

News

Paul, Prince of Pundits

Diego Forlan may have won the Golden Ball award, Thomas Mueller the Golden Boot – but no-one is in any doubt as to who was the real star of the World

Diego Forlan may have won the Golden Ball award, Thomas Mueller the Golden Boot – but no-one is in any doubt as to who was the real star of the World

News

Third time unlucky as Dutch despair

There were almost as many orange shirts on the floor overnight at Amsterdam Central station as there had been Dutch yellow cards on the pitch in

There were almost as many orange shirts on the floor overnight at Amsterdam Central station as there had been Dutch yellow cards on the pitch in

News

Spanish World Cup win, Dutch defeat: the media's view

The headlines in Spain’s major newspapers scream euphoria. The word “campeones” features on all of the front pages. El Pais simply hails La Roja as

The headlines in Spain’s major newspapers scream euphoria. The word “campeones” features on all of the front pages. El Pais simply hails La Roja as

News

Islamist militants suspected of Kampala blasts

Somali Islamic extremists are being blamed for two separate bomb attacks on a restaurant and a sports club in the Ugandan capital Kampala which

Somali Islamic extremists are being blamed for two separate bomb attacks on a restaurant and a sports club in the Ugandan capital Kampala which

News

Spain wakes up to a dream come true

A man lay prostrate on a park bench. He is no down and out – like millions of fellow Spaniards he has just been celebrating a little too hard.

A man lay prostrate on a park bench. He is no down and out – like millions of fellow Spaniards he has just been celebrating a little too hard.

News

Total solar eclipse over South Pacific

In the South Pacific, thousands of tourists and scientists have witnessed a total solar eclipse from Chile’s Easter Island. The population of the

In the South Pacific, thousands of tourists and scientists have witnessed a total solar eclipse from Chile’s Easter Island. The population of the

News

Slow pace of reconstruction angers Haitians

It has been six months since a seven magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. As many as a quarter of a million people died and 1.5 million more were

It has been six months since a seven magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. As many as a quarter of a million people died and 1.5 million more were

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Dutch fans trudge home in defeat

It was different story in the Netherlands as Dutch dreams of winning the coveted trophy were shattered by the Spanish goal. Around 180,000 dejected

It was different story in the Netherlands as Dutch dreams of winning the coveted trophy were shattered by the Spanish goal. Around 180,000 dejected