News archive from 30 March 2011

We've avoided a Libyan Srebrenica, so when is the bombing going to stop? | Jonathan Freeland

Barely through the entrance and we're looking for the exit. The Libyan intervention is just 11 days old, but already the clamour is for an end. Polls show almost identical levels of weak support on both sides of the Atlantic, a meagre 45% in Britain...

 
Japanese officials consider cell transplants for nuclear workers

Japanese officials consider cell transplants for nuclear workers

Japanese authorities are considering plans to collect and freeze cells from engineers and water cannon operators at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in case they are exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. The proposal has been drawn up as a...

 
Cost of Libya 'hundreds of millions' so far, says Nato commander

Cost of Libya 'hundreds of millions' so far, says Nato commander

Military operations in Libya have cost "hundreds of millions of dollars" so far, Nato's Supreme Allied Commander, Admiral James Stavridis, said yesterday in evidence to the US Senate. American officials said the military intervention has...

 
Turkey 2-0 Austria | Euro 2012 qualifier match report

Turkey 2-0 Austria | Euro 2012 qualifier match report

Turkey revived their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Austria with goals in each half from Arda Turan and Gokhan Gonul. The goalkeeper Volkan Demirel also saved a penalty as Turkey moved to nine points, six behind the Group A leaders...

Guardian, 22:03 in Sport
 
Northern Ireland 0-0 Slovenia | Euro 2012 qualifier match report

Northern Ireland 0-0 Slovenia | Euro 2012 qualifier match report

Northern Ireland sent their supporters away believing, at least. A late flurry, which included Chris Brunt going agonisingly close to claiming the winner, proved they still have fight as they strive to close the gap to Slovenia who are second in Group...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
London Libya conference leaves Gaddafi's fate undecided

London Libya conference leaves Gaddafi's fate undecided

It was neither a council of war on the eve of battle nor a peace summit. Instead the London conference on Libya, attended by 44 foreign ministers and Libya's rebels and held against the backdrop of fierce fighting in the country, was an attempt to...

 
England 1-1 Ghana | International friendly match report

England 1-1 Ghana | International friendly match report

A friendly of vigour and ambition is an anachronism and the majority of the Wembley crowd will be unsure if it is wholly to their taste. Those England followers did not see a victory delivered by Andy Carroll's first goal for his country because Ghana...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 
Republic of Ireland 2-3 Uruguay | International friendly match report

Republic of Ireland 2-3 Uruguay | International friendly match report

If only every international friendly could be as watchable as this one. Giovanni Trapattoni might prize the result above all else and it would have grated with the Italian that his Republic of Ireland team suffered another reverse in a non-competitive...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 
England v Ghana: Winners and losers | Sachin Nakrani

England v Ghana: Winners and losers | Sachin Nakrani

1 Andy Carroll A momentous match for the striker, who in his second international appearance scored a first goal for his country. It was an impressive finish, with the 22-year-old hitting a firm drive past the Ghana goalkeeper, Richard Kingson, into...

Guardian, 22:22 in Sport
 
India and Pakistan prepare for cricket semi-final showdown

India and Pakistan prepare for cricket semi-final showdown

From the Khunjerab Pass to Kolkata, from the Himalayas to the tip of Tamil Nadu, the Indian subcontinent is in a frenzy. Offices are shutting and hospitals are postponing elective operations. For the tens of thousands of people crammed into Mohali...

 
Lithuania 1-3 Spain | Euro 2012 qualifier match report

Lithuania 1-3 Spain | Euro 2012 qualifier match report

Spain overcame a cut up, muddy pitch in Kaunas to beat Lithuania and maintain their perfect record in qualifying for Euro 2012. Xavi scored the visitors' first goal with a shot that ballooned off a defender's leg and over the keeper after 19 minutes....

Guardian, 22:35 in Sport
 
Holland 5-3 Hungary | Euro 2012 qualifier match report

Holland 5-3 Hungary | Euro 2012 qualifier match report

A late double from Dirk Kuyt spared Dutch blushes as they escaped from a night of defensive havoc with a 5-3 victory over Hungary to stay on course for next year's Euro 2012 finals. The Liverpool striker struck after 78 and 81 minutes to give the...

Guardian, 22:35 in Sport
 

This week's arts diary

Wednesday is D-day for the arts in England: 1,300 arts organisations up and down the nation who applied for funding from Arts Council England – which itself suffered a 29.6% cut in grant-in-aid at the last Comprehensive Spending Review – will find out...

 
France 0-0 Croatia | International friendly match report

France 0-0 Croatia | International friendly match report

France missed out on a seventh consecutive win when they were held to a 0-0 draw by Croatia in a friendly and Franck Ribéry experienced a mixed reception in his first home game since the World Cup fiasco. Les Bleus, who extended their Euro 2012...

Guardian, 22:39 in Sport
 
Germany 1-2 Australia | International friendly match report

Germany 1-2 Australia | International friendly match report

Australia stunned Germany with two goals in three minutes to snatch a 2-1 away win in the friendly in Mönchengladbach and exact revenge for their World Cup group stage defeat last year. David Carney slotted in after an hour and Luke Wilkshire...

Guardian, 22:49 in Sport
 


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