The FA have confirmed that England will face two South American sides in the build-up to Brazil 2014 in an effort to prepare for the threat that Uruguay will pose
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Tuesday 17 March 2009
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Wednesday 11 February 2009
Sunday 28 December 2008
Last Night's Television - Crooked House, BBC 4; The Ascent of Money, Channel 4; Catastrophe, Channel 4
Tuesday 23 December 2008
If only the people who run our economies knew more history, went Niall Ferguson's refrain in the final part of The Ascent of Money, we wouldn't be in this mess right now. The message may not have sunk in with the City types just yet, but it's clearly making headway elsewhere. Mark Gatiss, formerly of The League of Gentlemen, has got the message, going by the first episode of Crooked House. Gatiss's loving contribution to the Christmas ghost story genre is a portmanteau tale of eerie happenings at Geap Manor, now demolished, but once a house with "an interesting reputation". Last night's story, "The Wainscoting", set in the late 18th century, was full of knowing lines about stock-market bubbles and ruthless financiers who spread the risk and cling on to the profits - the clear implication being that while superficial things like wigs and stock-market terminology may change, the greed is a constant.
Wednesday 17 December 2008
León Febres Cordero, who was President of Ecuador from 1984 to 1988, was the arch-representative of his country's political and economic ancien régime, which was swept aside by the electoral victory of the left-wing nationalist Rafael Correa in 2006.
Thursday 25 September 2008
Very few places in the world have influenced humanity as much as the Galapagos Islands, and they have a pivotal year ahead. 2009 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species, and the 50th anniversaries of the foundation of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park. But for all their importance, the islands are still under threat.
Saturday 13 September 2008
Just what Dr Beeching didn't order, but what we need: a new age of the train. Air France has announced that it will do the decent thing and become Rail France, running ultra-high-speed trains between London and Paris.
Thursday 28 August 2008
Everton have agreed a deal to sign Ecuador midfielder Segundo Castillo from Red Star Belgrade.
Tuesday 12 August 2008
The Brits get hammered abroad – but for once, it's the police who are coming down hard, and alcohol is only indirectly responsible.
Tuesday 03 June 2008
Tuesday 15 April 2008
Moving tributes were paid yesterday to the four British students and their tour guide killed in Saturday evening's crash in Ecuador.
Monday 14 April 2008
Four British students and their tour guide have been killed in a bus crash in Ecuador, just two weeks into a three-month trip across South America.
Sunday 13 April 2008
Five young British women killed in a bus crash in Ecuador were named today.
Sunday 13 April 2008
My kids are already over-excited about the new Indiana Jones movie. They're craving their own slice of swashbuckling adventure, giving me the perfect excuse to check out the new Latin American family holidays on offer.
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