Arsene Wenger's pursuit of German star reportedly gathers pace
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Sunday 14 March 2010
General Electric is to open another research centre in the developing world, following similar ventures in China and India.
Sunday 17 January 2010
Wednesday 23 December 2009
Former Manchester United winger and Busby Babe Albert Scanlon has died at the age of 74, the club have confirmed.
Thursday 03 December 2009
Tuesday 01 December 2009
It would no doubt be fitting if the long decades of hunting down Nazi criminals were capped by a last, climactic trial in which a major perpetrator of the genocide against Jews was forced to face his victims and meet his just deserts.
Wednesday 23 September 2009
Oktoberfest, the most famous beer festival in the world, kicked off its 176th season in Munich on Saturday
Thursday 03 September 2009
Sunday 09 August 2009
White-boy retro-soul, long on attitude and stomp, short on subtlety.
Friday 17 July 2009
German police arrested three men suspected of attempting to blackmail Susanne Klatten, the country's wealthiest woman, by claiming they had a secret video of her affair with a Swiss gigolo, prosecutors said today.
Saturday 23 May 2009
Fifteen: the degrees of longitude corresponding to a one-hour zone as you make your way around the planet; the name of Jamie Oliver's "global social enterprise brand" which now has restaurants in London, Cornwall, Amsterdam and Melbourne; and the number of passengers on flight FR2406 on Tuesday.
Saturday 09 May 2009
Friday 01 May 2009
"In Munich I had obtained a temporary reprieve, but the execution would still take place." This documentary novel, from a former adviser to Mitterrand with an insider's grasp of behind-the-scenes intrigue, revisits the Munich summit of 1938 through the eyes of French president Daladier, as much Hitler's fall-guy as Neville Chamberlain.
Saturday 11 April 2009
Born in Italy, raised in Britain and ennobled by Margaret Thatcher, Charles Forte was one of Britain's greatest hoteliers, yet the hotel that bears his name isn't in Britain or Italy but in Munich. Lord Forte died in February 2007, at the grand old age of 98, and the Charles Hotel is his monument – an Italianate landmark in this Bavarian metropolis that's described by many Germans (and even some Italians) as Italy's most northern city. Charles Forte, who would have celebrated his centenary last November, surely would have approved.
Wednesday 04 March 2009
Friday 18 July 2008
Swamp-rock auteur Tony Joe White is best known for "Polk Salad Annie", so it's surprising it's not on this set of revisitations.
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Scottish independence: Britain faces 'constitutional crisis' at next election
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
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