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Celtic nations in pole to host Euro 2020 if Turkey wins Olympic Games reveals Uefa president Michel Platini
Friday 25 May 2012
The prospect of the United Kingdom hosting only its third major football tournament has improved after Istanbul was shortlisted to host the 2020 Olympics.
Thursday 24 May 2012
A possible bid by Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland for Euro 2020 has been given a boost after UEFA president Michel Platini made it clear he would not vote for Turkey to host the tournament if Istanbul wins the contest to stage the Olympics.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Turkey's state-run news agency says a prosecutor has asked a court to approve murder charges against members of Israel's military for the killing of nine people aboard a Turkish ship that tried to break an Israeli blockade to reach Gaza in 2010.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Turkey's state news agency says three people have been injured in an explosion at a university in Istanbul.
Monday 07 May 2012
It was the morning after the night before and Vernon Kay, Gabby Logan, Mel C, the Military Wives, Hugh Bonneville and Co had packed up and moved on. The X Factor-style glitz of the official opening of the 2012 Olympic Stadium gave way to Britain's Got Talent on day three of the athletics test event, the British Universities and Colleges Sport Championships.
Sunday 22 April 2012
Adrian Mourby finds shiny new shops and galleries in the previously rundown district of Pera
Thursday 19 April 2012
The unhappy Manchester United career of Bebe, one of the most peculiar signings of Sir Alex Ferguson's 25 years as manager, has taken another twist with the Turkish side Besiktas indicating he might have played his last game for them after his breach of a club curfew.
Monday 16 April 2012
In a rare show of unity, Iran and the world's big powers hailed their first nuclear meeting in more than a year as a key step towards further negotiations meant to ease international fears that Tehran may weaponise its nuclear programme.
Monday 02 April 2012
Hillary Clinton talks of 'moment of truth' as Friends of Syria turn away from diplomatic solution
Friday 30 March 2012
So I had left Istanbul with its colourful chaos and ended up in a place in America where the wind blew hot as a hair dryer, huge thorny cacti greeted newcomers and Spanish was the official language. What was I doing in Tucson, Arizona? Teaching, writing a new novel... The part of me that couldn't settle down, always a nomad, an outsider, East and West, and yet precisely because of that at home everywhere, that stubborn part was holding the reins. It was as if I had taken a plastic globe, given it a real good spin, and randomly put my finger on a spot.
Friday 23 March 2012
Jessica Ennis, Team GB’s poster athlete, admitted yesterday at the high-profile launch of Britain’s Olympic kit that being the centre of attention at a home Games brings extra pressures.
Thursday 22 March 2012
UEFA president Michel Platini today said he has yet to receive any apology from Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards after his comments that FIFA and UEFA "stole" football from England.
Sunday 11 March 2012
Porter's treatment by newspaper shows criticism of switched allegiances is fuelled by hypocrisy
Thursday 08 March 2012
UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee believes Britain remains “on course” for a successful Olympic Games after encouraging performances this winter.
Wednesday 07 March 2012
Western ‘pressure’ will cause discussions on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme to fail, the Iranian parliamentary speaker said today.
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
- 1 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 3 Russell Brand condemns moment of silence for Tunisia attack victims as 'minute of bulls**t'
- 4 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 5 Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Prince to donate entire $32bn fortune to charity