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 06 August 2010
Tottenham's first European Cup match for almost half a century will be against Swiss side Young Boys following today's Champions League play-off round draw.
Friday 06 August 2010
Tottenham Hotspur will be seeded for this morning's draw for the final qualifying round of the Champions League, although they could still face testing opposition as they bid to make the group stage for the first time.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Monday 03 May 2010
The world of professional snooker normally spends the first bank holiday weekend of May basking in the sun of publicity that the World Championship final attracts. Instead it sits under a cloud, rocked by allegations that the reigning world champion, John Higgins, agreed to accept a bribe of £260,000 to lose frames.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
The only elephant in Kiev's zoo, 39-year-old Boy, died yesterday in his enclosure, apparently after being poisoned.
Monday 26 April 2010
Monday 12 April 2010
Plus ça change. He has finally got the monkey off his back, but the horses are going to have to wait a bit longer to get Tony McCoy off theirs. Yesterday the man who will shortly be confirmed as champion jockey for the 15th consecutive season celebrated the emotional climax of his career – and one of the modern sport's defining moments – by riding the winner of a maiden hurdle at Southwell.
Monday 29 March 2010
Monday 15 February 2010
Ukraine's Central Election Commission has declared Viktor Yanukovich winner of the presidential election. The commission confirmed Mr Yanukovich had beaten Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko by 3.48 percentage points. Ms Tymoshenko has said she had proof of cheating by the Yanukovich camp in the run-off and vowed to contest his victory in court.
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
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.
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