Sport Nadine Angerer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo

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

Divided euro leaders bank on closer ties – but David Cameron fears UK will be left out in the cold

PM will put down a marker but is unlikely to make specific demands

London retains crown as world's top city for tourists

London is riding a wave of tourism this year thanks to a summer of celebration and has been crowned the world's top destination city for a second year running, according to a new report.

Barbaric Sport: a global plague, By Marc Perelman

As a totalitarian "summer of sport" looms, a gold medal to Marc Perelman for this bracingly bilious counterblast against the new "planetary religion".

Arno Lustiger

Arno Lustiger, who died in Frankfurt on 15 May at the age of 88, was a Holocaust survivor and scholar who will be remembered for his research on Jewish resistance to the Nazis and on Gentiles who helped save Jews from the Holocaust.

Paul Watson is accused of using his ship to hit an illegal shark fishing vessel

Anti-whaling activist Paul Watson arrested for ramming boat 10 years ago

An anti-whaling activist, famed for televised confrontations with fishermen, has been arrested for allegedly attempting to use his boat to sink an illegal shark fishing vessel off the coast of Guatemala.

Arsenal Ladies manager Laura Harvey

FA watch with interest at Arsenal Ladies take on Chelsea at the Emirates

Football Association officials will be watching closely the attendance tonight as the first FA Womens' Super League match is hosted at a Premier League stadium. Arsenal Ladies, the defending champions, play early league leaders Chelsea Ladies at the Emirates - a far cry from their usual home of non-league Borehamwood.

Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters translated and edited, By Michael Hofmann<br />Wandering Jew: The Search for Joseph Roth, By Dennis Marks

The man who was born Moses Joseph Roth in the town of Brody in Galicia in 1894 and died of liver failure in Paris in 1939 wrote - in the course of his restless, troubled life - a handful of great novels, of which the greatest is The Radetzky March, some fine short stories, and a mass of inspired journalism. He was very particular that he should be described as a journalist rather than a reporter since true journalists were in possession of powers of invention denied to mere fact-finders. Roth, as both these books demonstrate, disdained the factual, especially in regard to his own past. He awarded himself a distinguished military career that never existed and fantasised on an everyday basis about even the most trivial matters.

The men's toilet in the 49th story of the headquarters of Commerzbank AG

The ultimate loo with a view

Some might feel that the world's bankers have been metaphorically wazzing on us from a great height for years.

Lack of Heathrow flights 'damaging trade'

The boss of Heathrow airport warned yesterday that capacity constraints were "damaging the UK economy when the country can least afford it", after the number of passengers flying between the UK and China fell for a fourth consecutive month.

Get set to party: The Rosenmontag parade

48 Hours: Mainz

This German city where the Rhine and Main meet is gearing up for carnival season, says Susan Griffith.

Merger of two exchanges is blocked by EU Commission

London breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as the European Commission confirmed the view of EU regulators that the controversial merger of Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, should be blocked.

London cheer as merger of Deutsche Börse and NYSE is blocked

London breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as the European Commission confirmed the view of EU regulators that the controversial merger of Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, should be blocked.

Market report: Stocks respond to better news on debt and earnings

Almost four weeks into January and traders are feeling optimistic. Talks on resolving Greece's debt crisis have resumed. Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman, says ultra-low interest rates will last another three years – a year longer than expected – and US corporate earnings continue to surprise on the upside. Little wonder stocks have responded worldwide.

Leading article: No more delays, London needs a new airport

None of the solutions is without drawbacks; but the choice must still be made

Letter bomb sent to Josef Ackermann

An envelope sent to one of the world's most prominent bankers contained a live letter bomb, German authorities said yesterday.

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England can win the Ashes – and Elvis Presley will present the urn

England can win the Ashes – and Elvis will present the urn

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