Sport Nadine Angerer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo

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

Germany's very own local hero

Sarah Gracie follows in the footsteps of Goethe and discovers a genius who loved to drink, and whose hunting was not confined to the forest

London Stock Exchange to open one hour earlier

THE LONDON Stock Exchange plans to open an hour earlier as part of a move to harmonise trading hours across European exchanges.

Music: Records

Molotov: Dnde Jugarn Las Ninas? (Universal). Certainly my favourite Spanish language funk-metal album of the year so far, Dnde ... is the best- selling debut from the "most controversial and politically offensive group" in Mexico, or so their record company would have us believe. If you're a gringo without the lingo - and personally, I've no idea what a song called "Qutate Que Ma'sturbas" might be about - Dnde ... sounds like an energetic, furiously fun party record. From the shady flamenco of "Gimme Tha Power" to the flare-flapping lounge- disco of "Cerdo", Molotov are much more than Skunk Anansie with upside- down question marks. Nicholas Barber

Eurex shift

EUREX, the German-Swiss futures exchange, is preparing to allow London- based firms to become full members next year, according to its chief executive, Dr Jorg Franke. The move follows complaints from Eurex's 65 London-based members at a meeting with Dr Franke in London yesterday about their second-class status within the exchange.

Outlook: Liffe threatening

ANY CREDIBLE financial centre has to have a big futures market, and though a great deal of derivatives activity these days is customised and over the counter, a vibrant futures exchange is an absolute necessity. Liffe used so effortlessly to occupy this position, that it is small wonder it became complacent.

Letter: The deliverers and despots who hold our future in their hands

PETER KOENIG says we must join the EMU, while allowing that "Brussels is profoundly undemocratic" and that "it poses a real threat to British sovereignty" ("The year the globalisation dream died", Business, 20 December). The alternative "is marginalisation in an economically chaotic world". He says we have high interest rates because "class" makes us want to spend. And if low interest rates are imposed on us, this malaise will go away. Actually, it just might, thanks to European taxes, extra net contributions and trade deficit. Will that be good for recession?

Dance: Forsythe's generation is game

Ballett Frankfurt Sadler's Wells, EC1

Right of Reply: Anne Hammerstad

A former ballet dancer responds to a recent article on choreographer William Forsythe

In the footsteps of Forsythe

The master choreographer has brought his Frankfurt Ballet to London's Sadler's Wells. But what is it about William Forsythe's work that makes it so distinctive. And inspire such devotion? By John Percival

France pushes to extend LSE pact

THE LONDON and Frankfurt stock exchanges yesterday bowed to pressure from the French and agreed to talks aimed at widening their bilateral alliance announced in July to include the smaller continental bourses.

Outlook: Euro markets

THE FRENCH "non" has been replaced with a reluctant "alright then". Or to use an English expression, if you cannot beat them, join them. When Frankfurt went against the Franco-German alliance to sign up with the London Stock Exchange instead in developing joint trading systems, the Paris bourse, in a display of hurt Gallic pride and anger, announced it would go it alone with an alternative pan-European stock exchange.

Exchanges reveal alliance details

MEMBERS OF the London and Frankfurt stock exchanges will have direct access to the order books of both markets under phase one of the alliance between them which comes into effect on 4 January. Details of phase one were outlined at a seminar in the City yesterday.

DANCE: HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK

Dance Umbrella today and tomorrow

City woos Frankfurt business

City woos Frankfurt business

DANCE: EVENT OF THE WEEK: Rambert Dance Company Mon-Sat Sadler's Wells

It seems only yesterday that Sadler's Wells was a pile of rubble, but next Monday, after two years of road works, the new theatre will be stopping the traffic for a different reason when it reopens with a season of dance by Rambert.
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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

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KidZania: It's a small world

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Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

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From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
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Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

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Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

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Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?