Ukrainian authorities have blocked the release of a film about Soviet footballers who defied Nazi Germany amid fears it could ignite explosive emotions just weeks before the country co-hosts the Euro 2012 tournament.
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Friday 12 February 2010
"So what does Libby Purves know about the theatre" was one of the kinder responses to the news that the Radio 4 presenter and columnist for The Times, was to become that newspaper's chief theatre critic when the current holder of the post retires this spring. Similar condescension, punctuated with indignation, greeted the simultaneous appointment of Kate Muir, another Times writer and novelist, to be the paper's film critic.
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Supporters of the pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovych danced in the snow in Kiev yesterday, celebrating the victory of their candidate in the Ukrainian presidential election, as international monitors praised the vote as free and fair.
Monday 08 February 2010
Saturday 06 February 2010
Monday 18 January 2010
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Victor Yanukovich was on course to clear the first round of voting in the Ukrainian presidential elections last night. Unofficial exit polls released before the close of polls revealed that the man whose corruption sparked the Orange Revolution was on track for a dramatic comeback, with 36.6 per cent of the vote. The same unconfirmed report, carried by the Russian Echo of Moscow Radio Station, put his arch rival Yulia Timoshenko on 26.4 per cent.
Saturday 16 January 2010
Saturday 26 December 2009
Not the least remarkable fact about Jack Wilshere is that his first name is not Jacques or Juan. This is because the 17-year-old is not only a rare English football talent but is also seen as potentially a vital force in the future of Arsenal, the club who frequently send out a team minus a single native-born player.
Thursday 10 December 2009
Jose Mourinho's Internazionale ended a home winless run in the Champions League stretching back 14 months to go through to the knockout stages last night by beating Rubin Kazan 2-0.
Monday 07 December 2009
The “pictures” of the title Pictures Reframed are Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition; the “reframing” is down to video artist Robin Rhode.
Thursday 26 November 2009
Struggling airline BMI is to cut almost a seventh of its workforce and close its final salary pension scheme as it struggles to reduce its losses.
Wednesday 25 November 2009
Wednesday 04 November 2009
Jose Mourinho, the Internazionale coach, is desperate for his players to recreate their Serie A form in the vital Champions League game with Dynamo Kiev tonight.
Tuesday 03 November 2009
Monday 02 November 2009
Football fans have to remember to take an ever-expanding assortment of paraphernalia with them to matches these days: ticket and scarf, whistle, fog-horn, rattle and – as of recently – a beach ball.
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