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2012-06-28

Sport

Spain v Portugal: How it happened

Sergio Ramos pulled off a delightful Panenka spot kick that gave Spain the upperhand in their 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over Portugal in the

Sergio Ramos pulled off a delightful Panenka spot kick that gave Spain the upperhand in their 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over Portugal in the

Business

Barclays Libor scandal first of many

The Barclays interbank rate manipulation case has sent fresh shockwaves through the European banking industry and could cost lenders dear. For

The Barclays interbank rate manipulation case has sent fresh shockwaves through the European banking industry and could cost lenders dear. For

Business

Fraud squad to probe Libor manipulation

The British government has called in the fraud squad to investigate possible crimes and will tighten laws over attempts to manipulate interbank

The British government has called in the fraud squad to investigate possible crimes and will tighten laws over attempts to manipulate interbank

Business

Crisis starts to overshadow Germany

In Germany, as far as the economy is concerned, the sun is still shining, but economists and business leaders alike admit the storm clouds are

In Germany, as far as the economy is concerned, the sun is still shining, but economists and business leaders alike admit the storm clouds are

Europe

EU leaders gather to solve debilitating debt crisis

EU leaders put on a show of solidarity as they began discussions on how to deal with the crisis in the eurozone and ultimately on the European

EU leaders put on a show of solidarity as they began discussions on how to deal with the crisis in the eurozone and ultimately on the European

News

US Supreme Court upholds 'Obamacare'

In a major boost to Barack Obama’s re-election bid in November, the US Supreme Court has upheld the president’s controversial healthcare reform. By

In a major boost to Barack Obama’s re-election bid in November, the US Supreme Court has upheld the president’s controversial healthcare reform. By

News

Turkey sends military convoys to Syria border

Ankara is flexing its muscles by sending troops and military vehicles towards the border with Syria which last week shot down a Turkish

Ankara is flexing its muscles by sending troops and military vehicles towards the border with Syria which last week shot down a Turkish

News

US healthcare storm report

Barack Obama kept a campaign promise when he signed the healthcare reform law in March 2010. The days of health insurance as a workplace perk for

Barack Obama kept a campaign promise when he signed the healthcare reform law in March 2010. The days of health insurance as a workplace perk for

Europe

Ellen Townsend: safety cameras definitely save lives

Approximately 100 people have been killed today in the European Union, the same was true of yesterday and it will probably be the same tomorrow – on

Approximately 100 people have been killed today in the European Union, the same was true of yesterday and it will probably be the same tomorrow – on

Science_technology

Greenland's water mystery

“Definitely, the glaciers in Greenland are retreating,” that’s the view of Bo Vinther, Glaciologist, Centre for Ice and Climate, University of

“Definitely, the glaciers in Greenland are retreating,” that’s the view of Bo Vinther, Glaciologist, Centre for Ice and Climate, University of

Culture

Paris hosts Iranian arts festival

A festival of contemporary Iranian art, Iranian Arts Now, is taking place in Paris until the end of June. It is art in its broadest sense; visual

A festival of contemporary Iranian art, Iranian Arts Now, is taking place in Paris until the end of June. It is art in its broadest sense; visual

Culture

Spicing up the musical with 'Viva Forever'

‘Viva Forever’ is a new musical show featuring all the Spice Girls’ hits. It is set to open in London’s West End this December (at the Piccadilly

‘Viva Forever’ is a new musical show featuring all the Spice Girls’ hits. It is set to open in London’s West End this December (at the Piccadilly

Culture

Travolta and Hayek star in Oliver Stone's Savages

Oliver Stone’s Savages premiered this week and the star-studded cast were on the red carpet for the screening of the drug war drama. John Travolta

Oliver Stone’s Savages premiered this week and the star-studded cast were on the red carpet for the screening of the drug war drama. John Travolta

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Queen and McGuinness historical handshake

The Queen shook hands with former IRA commander Martin McGuinness. The historical handshake happened in private at the beginning, but was repeated

The Queen shook hands with former IRA commander Martin McGuinness. The historical handshake happened in private at the beginning, but was repeated

Culture

Katy Perry 'I'm not always great'

Katy Perry: Part of Me is a stroll backstage with the massively successful American singer/songwriter. Speaking about the film she said: “It was

Katy Perry: Part of Me is a stroll backstage with the massively successful American singer/songwriter. Speaking about the film she said: “It was

News

Juncker set to stay as Eurogroup head, officials say

Luxembourg’s prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker is likely to stay on as the president of the Eurogroup, according to eurozone officials. A formal

Luxembourg’s prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker is likely to stay on as the president of the Eurogroup, according to eurozone officials. A formal

News

German confidence v Italian modesty ahead of Euro 2012 semi-final

Germans and Italians flocked to Warsaw ahead of Thursday night’s second semi-final in Euro 2012. Germany fans were in a confident mood – the team

Germans and Italians flocked to Warsaw ahead of Thursday night’s second semi-final in Euro 2012. Germany fans were in a confident mood – the team

Science_technology

Italy launches appeal to restore Nero's palace

Some 2,000 years ago, the extravagant palace belonging to the Roman emperor Nero – the Domus Aurea meaning Golden House – stood in what was the heart

Some 2,000 years ago, the extravagant palace belonging to the Roman emperor Nero – the Domus Aurea meaning Golden House – stood in what was the heart

News

Assange told to turn himself in

Julian Assange has been served with an extradition notice by British police. The Wikileaks founder has been seeking political asylum inside Ecuador’s

Julian Assange has been served with an extradition notice by British police. The Wikileaks founder has been seeking political asylum inside Ecuador’s

News

Karadzic acquitted of one count of genocide

Radovan Karadzic, the former leader of the Bosnian Serb government has been acquitted of one count of genocide. Judges in the Hague ruled there was

Radovan Karadzic, the former leader of the Bosnian Serb government has been acquitted of one count of genocide. Judges in the Hague ruled there was

News

Record high radiation levels at Fukushima power plant

Radiation levels which would kill a person within 50 minutes have been detected inside the number one reactor at the Fukushima Power Plant. It is the

Radiation levels which would kill a person within 50 minutes have been detected inside the number one reactor at the Fukushima Power Plant. It is the

News

Divided EU leaders begin euro crisis summit

EU leaders have arrived for a two-day summit in Brussels, more openly divided than at any time since the euro crisis began in early 2010. It is the

EU leaders have arrived for a two-day summit in Brussels, more openly divided than at any time since the euro crisis began in early 2010. It is the

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Spain beats Portugal on penalties

Jubilant Spanish football fans back home in Madrid celebrate their team’s victory over Portugal after a dramatic penalty shootout. For those lucky

Jubilant Spanish football fans back home in Madrid celebrate their team’s victory over Portugal after a dramatic penalty shootout. For those lucky

News

Damascus central court hit by bomb

A second attack in the last two days has shattered the calm of central Damascus. What state media referred to as a “terrorist” bomb ripped through

A second attack in the last two days has shattered the calm of central Damascus. What state media referred to as a “terrorist” bomb ripped through

News

Back in the Day: Gay pride explodes out of the closet

June 28, 1969. Riots erupt after a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York, a popular club among the gay community, in what is seen as a

June 28, 1969. Riots erupt after a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York, a popular club among the gay community, in what is seen as a

News

Greece: New members are sworn into parliament

Members of Greece’s new parliament have taken their oath of office at a religious ceremony. Among those being sworn in were 18 MPs from the

Members of Greece’s new parliament have taken their oath of office at a religious ceremony. Among those being sworn in were 18 MPs from the

Business

Peugeot Citroen 'to cut deeper'

Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen has raised its target for the savings it wants to make this year according to union officials taking

Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen has raised its target for the savings it wants to make this year according to union officials taking

Business

Google checks the specs

Looking for the next big thing in computing, Google says a consumer version of its electronic eyewear will be on sale in less than two years. The

Looking for the next big thing in computing, Google says a consumer version of its electronic eyewear will be on sale in less than two years. The

News

Waldo Canyon fire reaches "monster" status

They were describing it as “epic”. Now the term being used by Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown for the blaze slowly engulfing his town is

They were describing it as “epic”. Now the term being used by Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown for the blaze slowly engulfing his town is

News

Turkey sends military to border with Syria

Ankara has begun a military build-up along its border with Syria following the downing of a Turkish warplane by Syrian forces on Friday. Military

Ankara has begun a military build-up along its border with Syria following the downing of a Turkish warplane by Syrian forces on Friday. Military