Sport Spain won the UEFA EURO 2012 trophy

The games involving Les Bleus will be classed as friendlies

The Mayor of London said Spanish measures were 'infamous' and 'tantamount to a blockade'

Spanish behaviour over Gibraltar a throwback to Franco, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has waded into the Gibraltar border row saying he hopes to “prise Spanish hands off the throat of our colony”.

A cloud looms over the Rock of Gibraltar, which is the subject of a dispute over sovereignty between the UK and Spain

Spain may seek UN intervention over Gibraltar dispute

Reports suggest that Argentina will back Spain in demands for talks on sovereignty

The lab-grown meat burger is made from Cultured Beef

This week's big questions: Is the economy on the mend? Would you eat a lab-burger?

This week's questions are answered by former Home Secretary Alan Johnson

Spain vows to defend its Gibraltar interests while British fleet sails in (coincidentally, of course)

Mariano Rajoy says Britain should act with 'common sense and good judgement'

A bumper to bumper queue of vehicles trying to enter Spain from Gibraltar

David Cameron raises 'serious concerns' with Spanish PM, Mariano Rajoy, as Gibraltar tensions grow

Mariano Rajoy rebuffs PM's appeal to scale back contentious border checks

Passengers disembark a flight shortly after landing at Gibraltar International Airport

Gibraltar row: Ukip's Nigel Farage demands Rock representative in Commons as Peter Hain calls for joint sovereignty

UKIP leader says Britain should send the message that the UK will not negotiate

A bumper to bumper queue of vehicles trying to enter Spain from Gibraltar

Gibraltar row with UK over Spain border fee prompts crisis talks

British Overseas Territory’s Chief Minister accuses Spanish government of behaving like North Korea

Minister says Spain 'acting like North Korea' and 'sabre rattling' in row over Gibraltar

Fabian Picardo accused the Spanish government of behaving like they did during Franco's regime

'The party is over': Spain threatens €50 border fee as Gibraltar row with UK escalates

Foreign Office warns 'it will not compromise' on Britain's sovereignty

William Hague put pressure on Spain over claims it was deliberately engineering lengthy delays at its border with Gibraltar

Spain eases up on Gibraltar border searches

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague made direct appeal to Spanish counterpart

William Hague has put pressure on Spain over claims it is deliberately engineering lengthy delays at the border with Gibraltar

Gibraltar border tensions with Spain: William Hague steps in over 'torture' of six-hour queue for car checks

William Hague has raised “serious concerns” with Spain following claims it deliberately engineered lengthy delays at the border with Gibraltar following a weekend of heightened tensions.

Jim Armitage: British firms could be big winners if online gambling returns to the States

Outlook Could seven years of darkness finally be lifting over European… well, primarily British, online gambling companies? Since George Bush in effect made their businesses illegal in 2006, banging up a fair few British businessmen on the way, the sector has been a shadow of its former frontiersman self.

David Cameron confronts Spain after shots are fired at jet-skier off Gibraltar

David Cameron has protested to his Spanish counterpart after shots were fired at a jet-skier off Gibraltar.

Gibraltar has been a British territory for 300 years

UK protests after jet-skier fired at in Gibraltar waters

A diplomatic row has broken out after Spanish police officers fired several times at a jet-ski rider off the coast of Gibraltar.

Lloyds' private banking business sold off to Swiss rival UBP

Lloyds Banking Group has offloaded its international private banking business to a Swiss rival, Union Bancaire Privée.

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