In pictures: British D-Day heroes, 70 years on

In pictures: British D-Day heroes, 70 years on

As the world prepares to pay tribute to the soldiers who retook Normandy on June 6, 1944, a photographer asked some of the last living British World War II vets to pose for photos at the places they most remember from the historic military campaign. In “D-Day – The last of the Liberators”, London-based photographer […]

UK, France seek to block Juncker from top EU job

UK, France seek to block Juncker from top EU job

France and Britain are both strongly opposed to Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next president of the European Commission, according to media reports Sunday, with the UK even threatening to quit the EU if he gets the job. Juncker, Luxembourg’s former prime minister, is a favourite to take charge of the EU’s executive arm after being […]

Spain’s King Juan Carlos to abdicate

Spain’s King Juan Carlos to abdicate

Spain’s King Juan Carlos is to abdicate after almost 40 years on the throne, the country’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a surprise announcement Monday. Spain’s King Juan Carlos announced Monday he is abdicating after almost 40 years on the throne, making way for his son to take over as the country’s monarch. “I […]

Ukraine crisis: Border guards’ centre is attacked

Ukraine crisis: Border guards’ centre is attacked

Hundreds of separatists in eastern Ukraine are continuing their assault on a border command centre near the city of Luhansk, the border agency says. It says five militants were killed and eight wounded when the centre came under sustained attack. Seven border guards are said to have been wounded. A Ukrainian military aircraft was called […]

France arrests Syria jihad suspects as Nemmouche held

France arrests Syria jihad suspects as Nemmouche held

Four people have been arrested in the Paris region and southern France, officials say, on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria. The raids came a day after it emerged a Frenchman was being held by police investigating the murder of three people at the Brussels Jewish Museum. Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, was arrested at […]

Turkish court rules YouTube ban violates rights

Turkish court rules YouTube ban violates rights

ANKARA: Turkey’s top court ruled on Thursday that a blanket ban on YouTube violated individual rights and freedom, clearing the way for the popular video-sharing site to come back. YouTube was banned in Turkey on March 27 after the site was used to spread audio recordings where senior government, military and intelligence officials are allegedly […]

David Luiz in ‘£50mn’ switch from Chelsea to PSG

Chelsea has agreed to sell David Luiz to French champion Paris Saint-Germain in a deal that will reportedly make the Brazil international the world's most expensive defender.

David Luiz in ‘£50mn’ switch from Chelsea to PSG

Chelsea and PSG both announced the deal in separate statements late Friday, but did not disclose financial details. The British press is full of speculation as to his transfer fee, with it reported to be between 40 million pounds ($67 million) and 50 million pounds ($84 million) depending on incentives, which would be a record […]

Jonny Wilkinson announces retirement from rugby

The former England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson will retire from rugby at the end of the season, the player announced Monday.

Jonny Wilkinson announces retirement from rugby

“I would like to take this opportunity to formally announce my retirement from playing rugby,” the 34-year-old said in a statement released by his club, French side Toulon. “It goes without saying that I have an enormous number of people to thank for their support from all around the world but especially here in France […]

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