Ukraine plane crash kills Champions League fans

A passenger plane carrying football fans to a Champions League match skidded past the landing strip and overturned in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing five people, officials said.The small Soviet-designed AN-24 plane had been carrying 44 passengers and crew from the...

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Pass notes No 2,943: Tibetan mastiff

Age: As a breed, ancient; in dog years, incalculable.Appearance: Oversized Aslan plush toy, fresh from being washed and dried with a Manchester United jersey.Funny looking lion. That’s because it’s a dog.Cute, though. How much for one of them? One million pounds.A million! What’s it made...

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ECB is playing a dangerous game

Strange to report, but euroland has had a good few days if progress is measured by bond prices. Yields are down across the board; the spread between French and German yields is closing; and Spanish 10-year yields stand at 5.2%, which is almost respectable by...

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Railways: Changing the driver

Warren Buffett and the British government have something in common. Both are taking over a railway. The American investment wizard has spent $26bn on the Burlington Northern while the Department for Transport is being landed with the East Coast mainline. It is not clear who...

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Copenhagen climate summit: the big questions

What’s the bottom line?To have a chance of keeping warming under the dangerous 2C mark, a global 50% emissions cut is needed by 2050, compared with 1990 levels. Copenhagen must put the world on a clear course towards this, with firm 2020 targets.Who should make...

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Patching Up the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment

by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone138th MPADTAL AFAR, Iraq (2 October, 2006) – Colonel Steven Townsend, commander, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and his staff visited Soldiers in the Tal Afar, Iraq area to award 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment the 3rd SBCT, combat patch....

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