Entries by Paul Vale from 12/2011

DSK: 'I Did Go To Sex Parties,' Says Former IMF Chief

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK

Dominique Strauss Khan, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, has admitted to having a series of affairs, but said that in France that w...

Iran: EU Impose Fresh Sanctions Following Nuclear Report

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK

The European Union has agreed to impose fresh sanctions on Iran following a report by the UN's atomic agency that said Tehran was planning to build nu...

Eurozone Crisis: Sarkozy Calls For 'Refounding' Of Europe

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called for greater integration between France and Germany to save the euro, including changing the terms of the 1...

Sporting Year: Ashes To Abu Dhabi - Highlights Of 2011 In Pictures

Posted 12.01.2011 | UK

It’s been a big year for sport, with several notable successes for both teams and individuals in 2011. England’s cricketers started a year of game...

Katla: Icelandic Volcano Could Change Global Climate, According To BBC Report

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK

Earth's climate could be disrupted by a huge volcanic eruption in Iceland, according to a BBC report. Were it to erupt, Katla, which boasts a 6.2-...

Olympics: Argentina Could Send Athletes To London Wearing Badges Claiming Falklands Ownership

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK

Argentina could send athletes to the London Olympics wearing badges stating the country’s claim to the Falkland Islands. The proposal, which has...

Russia: Presidential Candidates Square Up With Rival Beauties (Pictures)

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK

Russian presidential candidates Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev have recruited some unusual political allies for their rival campaigns. At a re...

Euro 2012: Topless Protest Against Turning Ukraine Into 'Euro-Brothel'

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK

A team of young Ukrainian women have stripped in front of Kiev’s Olympic stadium to protest against the expected rise in prostitution during next ye...

Euro 2012: England Face Ukraine, Sweden And France In Tough Euro Group

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK

Fabio Capello's England has been drawn against Ukraine, Sweden And France in the group stages of next summer's European Championships. The tournam...

Gary Speed: Fans And Footballers Pay Tribute To Late Wales Manager (Pictures)

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK

There were emotional scenes inside and outside the home of Leeds United as thousands of fans remembered club favourite Gary Speed. The clash with M...

Battersea Park: More Than 1500 Santas Take Part In Charity Fun Run (Pictures)

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK

Around 1600 charity runners dressed as Santa Claus took part in the Disability Snowport UK fun run in Battersea Park. The 6 kilometre run raises f...

HS2: Decision On High-Speed Rail Delayed Until New Year

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK

A final decision on whether to go ahead with the controversial HS2 high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham is being delayed until the New Y...

Climate Change: Hundreds March On Parliament To Demand Emissions Reduction

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK

Hundreds of climate change protesters have marched on the Houses of Parliament calling for the world's rich countries to reduce their emissions. Th...

Phone Hacking: Paul McCartney Shown Evidence By Police

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK

Sir Paul McCartney has been shown evidence by police that his phone was hacked, it has been reported. The Beatles star, who married third wife Nanc...

Gay Partnerships: Peter Tatchell Urges Clergy To Ignore Ban

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK Politics

A leading human rights campaigner has urged clergy to defy the Church of England's ban on the registration of civil partnerships in its churches. P...

Syria: Arab League Confirm Sanctions Against Assad Regime Following Day Of Violence

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK

The Arab League has said it will be imposing further diplomatic and economic sanctions on Syria following a day of continued violence against proteste...

Newham Stabbing: Murder Probe Launched After Death Of Teen

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK

A murder probe has been launched into the stabbing of a teenager. The 18-year-old man was stabbed to death in Gill Avenue, Newham, east London, on ...

Carbon Emissions Double Over Past Two Decades As Temperatures Head For 'Catastrophic' Levels

Posted 12.04.2011 | UK

Carbon emissions have nearly doubled in the past 20 years, according to figures published by researchers at the University of East Anglia. The stu...

Opportunists Steal Pensioner's Savings After Money Blows In Wind

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

Opportunists have stolen a large part of a pensioner's life savings after thieves opened a tin containing £35,000 and the money blew away. The ca...

Ronnie Wallwork: Ex-Manchester United Player Due To Be Sentenced For Breaking Up Stolen Cars

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

A former Manchester United footballer who descended from a Premier League career to breaking up stolen car parts in a rented scrapyard unit in just tw...

Southport Murders: Merseyside Police Confirm Landlady And Mother Died Of Asphyxiation

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

A landlady and her mother both died from asphyxiation, police have confirmed. Avon lady Angela Holgate, 54, and her 75-year-old mother Alice Huyto...

Khmer Rouge Chief Blames Killing Fields On Vietnamese Army

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

The Khmer Rouge were not “bad people”, according to regime’s former second in command. Speaking at the historic war crimes trial in Phnom Pe...

Lisa Horne: Driver Hit By Concrete Block Tells Of Miracle Escape

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

A driver who survived after her windscreen was smashed by a concrete block dropped from a bridge has spoken of her relief at the miracle escape. Mo...

Leveson Inquiry: 'Treasure Trove' Of Information In Private Detective's Records

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

Journalists commissioned a private detective to find out personal details about sportsmen and celebrities including Hugh Grant and his former girlfrie...

Eurozone Crisis: Merkel And Sarkozy Call For New Treaty To Save Euro As Standard And Poor's Issues Credit Rating Warning

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK

A fresh attempt by France and Germany to resolve the eurozone crisis has been met with 15 euro zone nations being placed on "credit watch negative" by...