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2011-10-13

Sport

Rooney to miss Euro2012 group stage

England striker Wayne Rooney will miss the group stage of Euro2012 after being handed a three match UEFA national ban. The Manchester United front

England striker Wayne Rooney will miss the group stage of Euro2012 after being handed a three match UEFA national ban. The Manchester United front

Europe

EU votes for controls on movement of weapons

The European Parliament has approved new rules to control the cross-border movement of civilian firearms such as sports and hunting weapons. The

The European Parliament has approved new rules to control the cross-border movement of civilian firearms such as sports and hunting weapons. The

News

Barenboim becomes new La Scala musical director

Milan’s renowned opera house La Scala has named Daniel Barenboim as its new musical director. He has been producing operas at the venue for the

Milan’s renowned opera house La Scala has named Daniel Barenboim as its new musical director. He has been producing operas at the venue for the

News

The challenge of reconnecting people with politics

Reconnecting politicians with what voters feel is most important for them has become a continental challenge. Here are some examples. A call by

Reconnecting politicians with what voters feel is most important for them has become a continental challenge. Here are some examples. A call by

Business

Italy sells bonds, but investors remain wary

The cost of borrowing for Italy fell in the latest auction of government bonds but not by much. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi — who is locked

The cost of borrowing for Italy fell in the latest auction of government bonds but not by much. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi — who is locked

Business

Banks count the cost of Greek loans

The size of the losses faced by banks that have lent money to Greece is set to rise and those banks are coming under increasing pressure to raise

The size of the losses faced by banks that have lent money to Greece is set to rise and those banks are coming under increasing pressure to raise

News

Cheque of Slovakia boosts euro rescue fund

Slovakia’s parliament has finally approved a plan to boost the euro-zone’s emergency rescue fund, the EFSF at the second attempt this week. The

Slovakia’s parliament has finally approved a plan to boost the euro-zone’s emergency rescue fund, the EFSF at the second attempt this week. The

News

Aid workers kidnapped near Somali border

Gunmen have kidnapped two aid workers at a refugee camp in Kenya. The Spanish doctors, working for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres

Gunmen have kidnapped two aid workers at a refugee camp in Kenya. The Spanish doctors, working for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres

News

Apology over BlackBerry blackout

BlackBerry has apologised after millions of customers were left without email and messaging on their smartphones. The company has promised to work

BlackBerry has apologised after millions of customers were left without email and messaging on their smartphones. The company has promised to work

Culture

Levy directs robot action flick Real Steel

Australian actor Hugh Jackman plays Charlie Kenton in Real Steel, an out of work boxer – out of work because his sport has been taken over by 900

Australian actor Hugh Jackman plays Charlie Kenton in Real Steel, an out of work boxer – out of work because his sport has been taken over by 900

News

Paris prosecutor drops DSK sex case

The public prosecutor in Paris has said there is evidence suggesting sexual assault took place when the ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn met a

The public prosecutor in Paris has said there is evidence suggesting sexual assault took place when the ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn met a

Sport

Euro2012 playoff draw

The draw for the Euro2012 playoffs took place in Krakow on Thursday. Eight runners up from the nine qualifying groups now know who stands in their

The draw for the Euro2012 playoffs took place in Krakow on Thursday. Eight runners up from the nine qualifying groups now know who stands in their

Business

ArcelorMittal to close two Belgian furnaces

ArcelorMittal has told unions that it is permanently closing its two blast furnaces near the eastern Belgian city of Liege. One of those furnaces

ArcelorMittal has told unions that it is permanently closing its two blast furnaces near the eastern Belgian city of Liege. One of those furnaces

News

Berlusconi 'certain' he will win confidence vote

He is 100 percent confident he will win a confidence vote. The Italian Prime Minister has called for the ballot on Friday in a speech to

He is 100 percent confident he will win a confidence vote. The Italian Prime Minister has called for the ballot on Friday in a speech to

Culture

London rolls out the red carpet

The London Film Festival has kicked off with a gala screening of the film ‘360’. It is a romantic drama in the form of an international daisy chain

The London Film Festival has kicked off with a gala screening of the film ‘360’. It is a romantic drama in the form of an international daisy chain

Culture

Beyoncé beyond copyright?

Anne Teresa de Keermaeker, one of Belgium’s most famous choreographers says Beyoncé‘s Countdown video plagiarises her work. Her dance students agree

Anne Teresa de Keermaeker, one of Belgium’s most famous choreographers says Beyoncé‘s Countdown video plagiarises her work. Her dance students agree

News

Italian opposition condemns confidence vote

Tomorrow’s vote of confidence in the Berlusconi government in the Italian parliament will resolve nothing say opposition figures, claiming problems

Tomorrow’s vote of confidence in the Berlusconi government in the Italian parliament will resolve nothing say opposition figures, claiming problems

News

Hollande favourite in French socialist race

In France the process of choosing a Socialist Party candidate to stand in next year’s presidential election has continued beyond the head-to-head

In France the process of choosing a Socialist Party candidate to stand in next year’s presidential election has continued beyond the head-to-head

Science_technology

Buried lake in Antarctica

An ancient lake hidden deep beneath West Antarctica’s ice sheet may reveal vital clues about climate change and future sea level rises, and uncover

An ancient lake hidden deep beneath West Antarctica’s ice sheet may reveal vital clues about climate change and future sea level rises, and uncover

News

The dangerous job of emptying the 'Rena'

Salvage teams in New Zealand are risking their lives on board the shipwrecked Rena container vessel. A large crack in the hull shows just how close

Salvage teams in New Zealand are risking their lives on board the shipwrecked Rena container vessel. A large crack in the hull shows just how close

News

Sirte Gaddafi loyalists cornered - NTC commander

Fighters from Libya’s new administration have withdrawn two kilometres from the centre of Sirte, the hometown of the deposed leader Muammar

Fighters from Libya’s new administration have withdrawn two kilometres from the centre of Sirte, the hometown of the deposed leader Muammar

Business

IMF warns Asia over euro crisis

The International Monetary Fund says the euro zone debt crisis and slowdown in the US pose severe risks to Asia. In its latest Asia-Pacific outlook

The International Monetary Fund says the euro zone debt crisis and slowdown in the US pose severe risks to Asia. In its latest Asia-Pacific outlook

Business

Carrefour warns on profit - again

Carrefour has issued its fourth profit warning in as many months as cash-strapped shoppers spend less. Europe’s biggest retailer said it expects

Carrefour has issued its fourth profit warning in as many months as cash-strapped shoppers spend less. Europe’s biggest retailer said it expects

News

Euro zone ministers court banks over Greece

The Greek prime minister has met the European Union president amid calls for Athens to do even more to tackle its financial crisis. On Wednesday

The Greek prime minister has met the European Union president amid calls for Athens to do even more to tackle its financial crisis. On Wednesday

News

Back in the Day: the Battle of Hastings

October 14, 1066. A Norman army led by William the Conqueror defeats King Harold’s English army near Hastings in south-eastern England. It was the

October 14, 1066. A Norman army led by William the Conqueror defeats King Harold’s English army near Hastings in south-eastern England. It was the

Nocomment

Greece: long term strike threat

More than 1,200 public sector employees took to the streets of Athens and staged a protest outside the Parliament over austerity measures

More than 1,200 public sector employees took to the streets of Athens and staged a protest outside the Parliament over austerity measures

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Thailand : state of emergency declared

In one of the worst-hit provinces, Nakhon Sawan, a state of emergency is declared after the floodwater level rose at least 60 centimetres overnight.

In one of the worst-hit provinces, Nakhon Sawan, a state of emergency is declared after the floodwater level rose at least 60 centimetres overnight.

News

Prosecution witness slams Jackson's doctor

As the prosecution nears the end of its case against Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, one of its witnesses landed several big blows against

As the prosecution nears the end of its case against Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, one of its witnesses landed several big blows against