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2012-06-12

Sport

Euro 2012: Czech Republic down Greece

The Czech Republic bounced back from their disappointing loss to Russia in their opening game with a convincing 2-1 win over Group A rivals Greece in

The Czech Republic bounced back from their disappointing loss to Russia in their opening game with a convincing 2-1 win over Group A rivals Greece in

Business

OPEC: Saudi Arabia producing too much oil

OPEC has called on Saudi Arabia to cut oil production ahead of a two-day conference in Vienna. The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPEC has called on Saudi Arabia to cut oil production ahead of a two-day conference in Vienna. The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

Europe

MEPs slam EU Council's Schengen reforms

Senior MEPs meeting in Strasbourg have heavily criticised a deal in the EU Council to reform Europe’s passport free travel Schengen

Senior MEPs meeting in Strasbourg have heavily criticised a deal in the EU Council to reform Europe’s passport free travel Schengen

News

World Day Against Child Labour

To mark the World Day Against Child Labour, police and child protection activists in New Delhi, India, raided a series of sweatshops and factories

To mark the World Day Against Child Labour, police and child protection activists in New Delhi, India, raided a series of sweatshops and factories

Sport

Ukraine gives racism the red card

Lviv, one of Ukraine’s host-cities for Euro 2012, is well-known for its architectural beauty, cosy cafes and authentic coffee. Supporters of the

Lviv, one of Ukraine’s host-cities for Euro 2012, is well-known for its architectural beauty, cosy cafes and authentic coffee. Supporters of the

News

Polish and Russian fans clash ahead of Euro 2012 match  

Polish and Russian football fans clashed in Warsaw ahead of their Euro 2012 group match on Tuesday.   Fighting broke out between the two sets of

Polish and Russian football fans clashed in Warsaw ahead of their Euro 2012 group match on Tuesday.   Fighting broke out between the two sets of

Business

Apple wants a slice of the SatNav pie

Apple wants to upstage Google in navigation systems for mobile devices, and this benefits TomTom. The European GPS leader was chosen by the American

Apple wants to upstage Google in navigation systems for mobile devices, and this benefits TomTom. The European GPS leader was chosen by the American

Business

IMF head issues world a triple warning

IMF head Christine Lagarde has issued a stark warning that the world faces a crisis in three parts declining incomes, environmental damage and social

IMF head Christine Lagarde has issued a stark warning that the world faces a crisis in three parts declining incomes, environmental damage and social

News

Russian opposition 'won't give in' to Putin's crackdown

Russian opposition activists took to the streets of Moscow on Tuesday to protest against President Vladmir Putin and call for fresh elections. They

Russian opposition activists took to the streets of Moscow on Tuesday to protest against President Vladmir Putin and call for fresh elections. They

News

German chancellor pushes for closer European integration

German chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected calls for an economic recovery based on higher spending, and said moving away from long-term reforms

German chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected calls for an economic recovery based on higher spending, and said moving away from long-term reforms

Sport

Ukraine v Sweden: How it happened

Ukraine’s Euro 2012 party started in style on Monday, with former European Player of the Year Andriy Shevchenko rolling back the years in Kiev. The

Ukraine’s Euro 2012 party started in style on Monday, with former European Player of the Year Andriy Shevchenko rolling back the years in Kiev. The

News

Spain: Miner protest intensifies

Miners in Asturias, north-west Spain, are continuing their protests against the withdrawal of government subsidies for mines, saying that without the

Miners in Asturias, north-west Spain, are continuing their protests against the withdrawal of government subsidies for mines, saying that without the

Europe

EU officials discuss options should Greece exit euro

Capital controls, imposing border checks and cash machine limits are just some of the measures being discussed in Brussels, should Greece leave the

Capital controls, imposing border checks and cash machine limits are just some of the measures being discussed in Brussels, should Greece leave the

Business

Some respite as Portuguese prices fall

Portuguese consumer prices have dropped as the country suffers from a fall in internal demand due to pressures on the economy. Inflation now stands

Portuguese consumer prices have dropped as the country suffers from a fall in internal demand due to pressures on the economy. Inflation now stands

Business

Eurozone banking union on the cards

France believes the bailout package to aid Spanish banks is the first step towards a eurozone banking union. Socialist President Francois Hollande

France believes the bailout package to aid Spanish banks is the first step towards a eurozone banking union. Socialist President Francois Hollande

Business

Cement producer Lafarge to cut costs

Lafarge, the global cement producer, has announced plans to cut costs by 1.3 billion euros over the next four years. The group is carrying debts

Lafarge, the global cement producer, has announced plans to cut costs by 1.3 billion euros over the next four years. The group is carrying debts

News

New massacre fears in Syria

Many Syrian provinces are the site of intense violence as both sides in the conflict continue to ignore an internationally brokered ceasefire that

Many Syrian provinces are the site of intense violence as both sides in the conflict continue to ignore an internationally brokered ceasefire that

News

WikiLeaks' Assange asks UK's top court to reopen his appeal

Lawyers for Julian Assange on Tuesday challenged the UK Supreme Court’s decision to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to Sweden to face rape

Lawyers for Julian Assange on Tuesday challenged the UK Supreme Court’s decision to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to Sweden to face rape

News

Spain's borrowing costs rise again on bailout fears

Spain’s borrowing costs rose on Tuesday after financial markets digested the impact of a massive 100 billion euro bailout from the European

Spain’s borrowing costs rose on Tuesday after financial markets digested the impact of a massive 100 billion euro bailout from the European

News

French First Lady supports Royal's rival

A seemingly innocent message of support for a Socialist parliamentary candidate has landed French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in hot water.   She

A seemingly innocent message of support for a Socialist parliamentary candidate has landed French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in hot water.   She

Business

Italy fears creeping Spanish contagion

As Spain becomes the fourth euro zone state to pick up an international bailout cheque Italian officials fear they may be next in line. Despite the

As Spain becomes the fourth euro zone state to pick up an international bailout cheque Italian officials fear they may be next in line. Despite the

News

Royals welcomed to Gibraltar amid tensions with Spain

Prince Andrew and Countess Sophie of Wessex received a very warm welcome to Gibraltar amid a row with over fishing rights around the

Prince Andrew and Countess Sophie of Wessex received a very warm welcome to Gibraltar amid a row with over fishing rights around the

Culture

Benicio del Toro directs in 7 Days in Havana

Seven separate stories make up 7 Days in Havana, recently screened in the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film Festival. Seven different

Seven separate stories make up 7 Days in Havana, recently screened in the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film Festival. Seven different

Culture

Risqué photographer's hot shots

German photographer Helmut Newton was known for his risque and provocative work. One of the most prolific photographers of the 20th century

German photographer Helmut Newton was known for his risque and provocative work. One of the most prolific photographers of the 20th century

Culture

Irish animation in spotlight at Annecy

This year’s animation festival in the French city of Annecy paid tribute to the animation produced in Ireland. Organisers praised the work for its

This year’s animation festival in the French city of Annecy paid tribute to the animation produced in Ireland. Organisers praised the work for its

News

Russian opposition protests against Putin's crackdown

Russian opposition groups held an anti-government demonstration in Moscow on Tuesday, despite prosecutors asking some of their leaders to appear for

Russian opposition groups held an anti-government demonstration in Moscow on Tuesday, despite prosecutors asking some of their leaders to appear for

Science_technology

Easy listening

Between five and 10 per cent of people living in Europe will suffer from serious hearing problems at some point in their lives. The main cause is age

Between five and 10 per cent of people living in Europe will suffer from serious hearing problems at some point in their lives. The main cause is age

News

Bankia small investors launch claim for compensation

Small investors who claim they were duped into buying shares in rescued Spanish lender Bankia have launched a legal case against the company.

Small investors who claim they were duped into buying shares in rescued Spanish lender Bankia have launched a legal case against the company.

News

100 feared dead in Afghan quakes

Officials in Afghanistan say at least 100 people are feared dead after two earthquakes struck the north of the country on Monday. The tremors

Officials in Afghanistan say at least 100 people are feared dead after two earthquakes struck the north of the country on Monday. The tremors

Culture

Thailand's spiritual soul

Buddhism is an essential part of Thai culture which has retained its significance in the modern world. In the second edition of Thai Life we are

Buddhism is an essential part of Thai culture which has retained its significance in the modern world. In the second edition of Thai Life we are