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World

Brexit: EU farewell summit with UK sees no progress on exit negotiations

PM David Cameron bid goodbye to his EU counterparts in a "sad" Tuesday summit in Brussels, while leaders' hands were tied on follow-up action.

Sports

The Beckenbauer column: Iceland's win over England greatest sensation in the tournament's history

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer shares his view on the ongoing European Championships and gives his verdict on Iceland's historic win over England

Sports

The Menotti column: Lionel Messi's job is to make Argentina play well, goals are a team concern

Lionel Messi's job for Argentina should be to enjoy football and make the team play well, rather than constantly focusing on scoring goals.

Life

Ouch! 2.6 million dead bees make stinging point about pesticides

About 84 percent of the crops grown for human consumption must be pollinated by bees and other insects to increase their yields and quality.

World

EU greenhouse gas emissions fell to new low in 2014: European Environment Agency

Emissions of greenhouse gases in the European Union fell to a new low in 2014, the bloc's environmental watchdog said on Tuesday.

World

Brussels terror attack: Man taken into custody admits to having made up story

A suspect who triggered a false security alert in Brussels early Tuesday with a fake explosive belt has admitted that there was no truth to the story.

Life

Coral bleaching in Great Barrier Reef to derail tourism, finds survey

The massive drop in visitors due to coral bleaching can lead to a loss of 1 billion Australian dollars in income, and 10,000 tourism jobs, the report said.

Sports

Euro 2016: After shooting to stardom, its time for Belgium's Eden Hazard to shine

As Belgium face the Republic of Ireland on Saturday, the time has come for Eden Hazard - the young star who shot to stardom - to actually shine.

Sports

The Menotti column: Lionel Messi has plenty of character on the pitch

Lionel Messi showcases his leadership on the pitch. But Diego Maradona prefers a more hands-on approach and expects his leaders to be more vocal and active.

Sports

Euro 2016: Andres Iniesta, the 'world heritage' player on whom Spain’s resurgence will depend

Andres Iniesta is a 'world heritage' player, according to his Barcelona manager, and the comment is well justified: he often delivers masterpieces and he usually does it with impeccable manners.

Sports

Euro 2016: Gareth Bale on course to become Wales’ biggest star… Even ahead of Ryan Giggs

Gareth Bale is well on course to becoming the most important footballer in the Wales' history, even ahead of the legendary Ryan Giggs.

Sports

Watch: A peep into the ten stadiums that will host Euro 2016

Paris' Stade de France will play host as hosts France will kick off the 2016 European Championship with a clash against Romania in Group A

Sports

Watch: A quick guide to all the groups and the teams at Euro 2016

The 2016 European Championship is all set to kick off in France on Friday, with defending champions Spain looking to clinch a record third Euro title in a row

Sports

Yearning for glory: Euro 2016 presents Cristiano Ronaldo's last chance for international trophy

At Euro 2016, aged 31, Cristiano Ronaldo stands before one of his last chances to lead Portugal to a title and star in a major tournament at the national-team level.

Sports

The Menotti column: Chile one step behind Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay at Copa America

Beautiful stadiums, great comfort and a new format: the Copa America Centenario emerges as an event with attractive headlines but with an aura of suspicion around players’ performance level.

Sports

The Beckenbauer column: France, Germany and Spain favourites for Euro 2016

In two weeks' time the European Championships start, and Spain, as the title-holders, will be having a say in how that turns out