Sport Nadine Angerer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo

The Germany captain may have drawn less attention, but was deserving of her moment in the spotlight

ECB surprises markets with rate cut

The European Central Bank has startled investors with a surprise cut in its benchmark interest rate.

British Airways flew its new A380 aircraft for the first time to Frankfurt as part of a test flight

BA enters SuperJumbo age with... with a 90-minute flight to Frankfurt

Passengers at Heathrow surprised to find themselves aboard British Airways' newest plane - the Airbus A380

Transfer latest: Nicklas Bendtner's move to Eintracht Frankfurt could be off due to Arsenal striker's wage demands

The 25-year-old was in Germany on Tuesday to finalise the deal, but he could return to London after negotiations all through

Nicklas Bendtner

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner in 'final talks' over Frankfurt switch

The Denmark international has spent the past couple of seasons out on loan

Market turmoil ruins Guy Hands' hopes of a comeback

Tumultuous markets have claimed the scalp of one of Europe's biggest IPOs in recent years, dashing hopes of a €1bn (£860m) comeback from the private-equity mogul Guy Hands.

Vital for EU and UK that we stay in Europe, says LSE chief

It is as vital for the European Union as it is for the UK that this country remains within Europe, the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Xavier Rolet declared today.

Urinating in flower pots, posting mouldy bread through letterboxes and running naked through the streets: is 75-year-old 'Terror-Günter' Germany's worst neighbour?

An elderly German gentleman dubbed “Terror-Günter” is due to appear in court accused of a raft of anti-social behaviour offences.

Former Anglo Irish Bank to be liquidated after emergency laws are enacted in Ireland

The former Anglo Irish Bank is to be liquidated after emergency laws were enacted in Ireland overnight.

Cameron urged to 'go into battle' to save City's status

David Cameron and George Osborne will today begin a rearguard action to stop the City of London's status as the world's leading financial centre being threatened by plans for banking union inside the eurozone.

UK gets set for battle to defend City from EU bank union

David Cameron and George Osborne will today begin a rearguard action to stop the City of London's status as the world's leading financial centre being threatened by plans for banking union inside the eurozone.

Twitter has announced it is to extend its ‘trending by city’ feature to an additional 100 locations.

Twitter adds 100 more cities to its local trends function

The tool allows users to view the most talked about subjects in their local area

European kissing:

New press chief reveals which cheek to kiss in Europe

As European Central Bank President Mario Draghi struggles to build bridges between quarreling Governing Council members, he soon will have a specialist in international kissing by his side.

The Saturday Quiz answers

1. Tax.

Battle of the bankers
<p><b><u>Jens Weidmann</b></u>
<br /><b>Who is he?</b> President of the Bundesbank, Germany's central bank, and former economics adviser to Chancellor Angela Merkel.
<br /><b>What does he want?</b> To keep the ECB on a firm leash and put a brake on anything that involves German taxpayers effectively handing over billions more to the Eurozone's spendthrift strugglers. Is opposed to the ECB buying sovereign bonds, as it breaches the central bank's mandate on not financing the debts of Eurozone nations.</p>
<p><b><u>Mario Draghi</b></u>
<br /><b>Who is he?</b> President of the European Central Bank, Italian but got the job because he was the most ‘German' candidate.
<br /><b>What does he want?</b> To preserve stable prices in the Eurozone and defend the “irreversible” single currency itself – within the limits allowed by the Bundesbank. Wants Europe to push ahead with the necessary budget cuts and institutional reforms needed bring the single currency bloc closer together and prevent another crisis.</P>

Share prices crash as Mario Draghi's 'big bazooka' falls flat

Italy and Spain take a fresh hammering after European Central Bank fails to promise action

The magazine's cover reads: 'Another leak sourced!'

Vatican to prosecute magazine over mocked up pictures of Pope's 'leaks'

Germany's satirical magazine, Titanic, was embroiled in a furious legal row with the offices of Pope Benedict XVI yesterday after it published a photograph of the pontiff wearing a urine stained cassock with a headline proclaiming that it had finally "sourced" the Vatican leaks.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee