News Rocha turns away after scoring for Uruguay in the 2-1 win over France at White City during the 1966 World Cup group stage

The exquisitely skilful Uruguayan attacker Pedro Rocha was billed as the man most likely to deal an early blow to England's dreams of footballing glory in the opening match of the 1966 World Cup finals at Wembley.

Prescott accuses US over climate deal

Former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott has accused rich countries such as the United States and Canada of trying to scupper a new climate deal.

Climate fund talks in disarray as US refuses to sign deal

Emergency talks are continuing this morning in a bid to rescue a proposed climate fund which is central to securing meaningful resolutions from the UN's climate change conference in Durban.

World's oldest man celebrates 114th birthday

The world's oldest man has celebrated his 114th birthday with a traditional Japanese meal.

Simon Calder: Should you keep your distance from Japan?

The man who pays his way

Emperor breaks his silence as stark warnings prompt nuclear panic

Japanese riot police have joined the desperate fight to stop a badly damaged nuclear plant from going into meltdown, bringing in a water canon truck to cool an overheating reactor. Their deployment last night heightened fears that the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), is quickly running out of options.

A Day That Shook The World: Kyoto Protocol introduced

On 16 February 2005 the industrial nations responsible for 55 percent of the world’ emissions entered into an agreement to reduce them by 5.2 percent by 2012.



Climate deal on a knife edge at the 'zombie' conference

Ministers and officials from nearly 200 countries appeared to be inching towards a new international deal on countering global warming in the UN climate talks in Cancun late last night, although the eventually outcome was still hanging in the balance.

Huhne asked to 'bridge Kyoto gap' between nations

Britain's Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne, was yesterday handed the job of solving the key problem which threatens the collapse of the UN climate talks in Cancun.

Climate talks in danger from Kyoto hangover

The UN climate talks in Cancun were teetering on the brink of failure late last night after a group of Central and South American countries said there would be no deal without a renewal of the current climate treaty, the Kyoto protocol.

Japan derails climate talks by refusing to renew Kyoto treaty

The world's climate negotiations in Cancun were faced with deadlock at their outset yesterday after Japan insisted it would not agree to renewing the Kyoto Protocol, the current treaty under which rich countries are cutting their emissions of greenhouse gases.

200 nations, one mission: to repair the mess left by Copenhagen

The conference which begins in Cancun today must restart the battle to lower emissions, says Michael McCarthy

Prescott calls for voluntary climate change agreement

Lord Prescott today called on countries to agree on principles for voluntarily fighting climate change amid widespread recognition that a legally-binding deal on global warming will not be struck at the upcoming UN talks in Mexico.

Ready To Wear: 25 years on, it's all too easy to be blasé about Japanese fashion

Anyone doubting the impact that Japanese fashion has on what we choose every day to wear should pay a visit to the excellent Future Beauty show at the Barbican.

Barclays offers £98m to buy Swedish carbon specialist

Barclays is one business which is attempting to reverse the trend towards Britain selling more companies than it buys. Yesterday it made a bid of £98m for a Swedish carbon trading company, Tricorona.

Former Tymoshenko administration faces charges over 'misused' carbon funds

Ukraine's state prosecutor has launched a criminal case relating to the alleged misuse by the previous Julia Tymoshenko government of about £190m received for selling carbon quotas.

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