Schengen expansion vetoed

Bulgaria and Romania have been blocked from entering the EU’s passport-free Schengen zone by Finland and the Netherlands. Under pressure from within


South Africa outclass Namibia

Defending champions South Africa produced a stunning performance to thump Namibia 87-0 at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on Thursday. Winger


Rangnick steps down

Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick stepped down from his duties at the Veltins Arena on Thursday, citing medical reasons for his decision. The 53 year


Ukraine at the crossroads

This is a crucial year for Ukraine and especially for its international relations with both Russia and Europe.   That was the backdrop to this


Femme Fatale tour hits Europe

Britney Spears is back on the road with her Femme Fatale Tour, playing a string of European dates this autumn followed by a dash round South America


Pope's visit met by protests

A small group of protesters in Berlin took advantage of the the Pope’s visit to voice their support for victims of abuse within the Catholic Church


A car with no driver

A car really is driving through the Berlin traffic all by itself. The co-driver is only there to assuage the safety concerns of the German


A satellite's story

Everything must come to an end. That is true for humanity and for satellites. After 16 years of loyal service observing our earth the ERS satellite