from Reuters Soccer Blog:

France break Irish hearts to seal World Cup slot

November 18, 2009

France ensured the likes of Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema and Thierry Henry will be at the World Cup in South Africa next year after winning through with a goal that has left Irish fans seething.

Afghanistan – noble cause of the 21st century?

June 9, 2008

afghanistan.jpgDefence Secretary Des Browne said the conflict in Afghanistan was the “noble cause of the 21st century” as he paid tribute to the 100 British soldiers who died serving in the country.