Tottenham beat FC Twente 4-1 to record their first Champions League group victory on an extraordinary night at White Hart Lane, which saw them awarded three penalties and have a man sent off.Rafael van der Vaart saw the first spot-kick saved and the
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa A small earthquake struck American Samoa as a memorial service was being held to mark the first anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that killed 34 people in the U.S territory.There were no reports of injuries or dama
Hollywood screen idol Tony Curtis, pictured at a book signing in Budapest last yearHe began as a star and became an actor.Tony Curtis, who died at his home aged 85, was for years the Hollywood lead who seemed to prove that “just a pretty face was al
Palladium prices rose to their highest in 2½ years as investors ploughed money into commodities amid expectations of loose monetary policy that reduced the appeal of paper assets.The price of palladium, a precious metal used as a catalyst in convert
Inpex, the Japanese state-backed energy group, is poised to relinquish its remaining share of Iran’s Azadegan oilfield as tightening economic sanctions threaten companies that do business with Tehran.Inpex said it had not made a final decision and w
India was braced for the threat of religious clashes on Thursday as a court was set to deliver its verdict on a highly emotive decades-old property dispute over a site deemed sacred to both Hindus and Muslims.The legal battle centres on the symbolic
AIG has agreed to repay the US government the remains of the $182bn rescue package provided by the Treasury during the financial crisis by early next year.The agreement, which will see the Treasury swapping debt for stock, will allow the US insurer
Industrial output in both Japan and South Korea declined last month, signalling that Asia’s rebound from the global downturn may be losing steam.The seasonally adjusted, month-on-month declines in part reflect slowing growth in exports for two of As
Pakistan has shut down the primary supply line for Nato forces in Afghanistan in reaction to an apparent Nato air strike hours earlier that killed three Pakistani paramilitary troops.Most of the fuel, food and building materials for the war in Afgha
The euro lost ground on Thursday as worries over the health of countries on the periphery of the eurozone escalated.The euro suffered after Ireland put a €34bn cost on bailing out Allied Irish Bank, its second-largest bank.
Allied Irish Banks plummeted 30 per cent on Thursday after the country’s finance minister confirmed that the government would become the majority owner of the bank.The country’s second-largest lender will receive an additional €3bn on top of the €3.