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Sweden 0-0 Portugal ( win 4-3 on penalties)

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 11:05pm
Sweden claim their first European Under-21 Championship title thanks to a penalty shootout victory over Portugal in Prague.

Greece misses IMF payment deadline

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 11:04pm
Greece misses a deadline for a €1.6bn (£1.1bn) payment to the International Monetary Fund, as Eurozone ministers refuse to extend its bailout.

US and Cuba 'to announce embassies'

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 11:00pm
The US and Cuba will on Wednesday announce the opening of embassies in each other's capitals, a senior US official says.

Ukraine stops Russian gas purchases

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 10:59pm
Russian gas purchases are suspended by Ukraine following a breakdown in talks aimed at keeping supplies running for the next three to six months.

Affleck and Garner set for divorce

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 10:33pm
Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner say they have made "the difficult decision to divorce" after 10 years of marriage.

DUP block bid to censure Wilson

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 10:32pm
The DUP block a censure motion against Sammy Wilson in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

VIDEO: 'I feel like I can fly forever'

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 10:16pm
A solar-powered plane that is attempting to cross the Pacific Ocean is encountering its first weather front.

Commission 'to back Heathrow runway'

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 10:16pm
The Airports Commission will back building a new runway at Heathrow but still leave the door open for an alternative at its rival Gatwick, sources tell the BBC.

Hull KR 34-28 Salford

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 10:07pm
Albert Kelly scores in the closing stages as Hull KR survive a second-half comeback from Salford Red Devils.

No 're-editing' of Amy Winehouse film

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 10:03pm
The producer of the new documentary about the singer says he will not change the movie after criticism from the singer's father.

Selfies, celebrities and 'marry me?'

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 9:36pm
As social media widens Wimbledon's global reach, BBC Sport takes a look at what people at SW19 are sharing.

Virgin Atlantic to cut 500 jobs

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 9:20pm
Virgin Atlantic sheds about 500 managerial and support jobs just months after the airline announced a return to profit.

Lionesses call for nation's backing

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 8:58pm
England ask for the backing of the nation as they prepare to face holders Japan in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup.

Search for man missing in river

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 8:06pm
A search is under way for a man missing in a river in Cumbria.

Leicester sack manager Pearson

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 8:04pm
Leicester City sack boss Nigel Pearson, with the club saying that the "working relationship was no longer viable".

'Mass jailbreak' from Yemen prison

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:58pm
About 1,200 prisoners, including al-Qaeda suspects, escape from jail in central Yemen following clashes, officials say.

Apple launches Beats 1 radio station

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:10pm
Apple's Beats 1 radio station launches with Zane Lowe presenting the first show from New York.

London couple among Tunisia dead

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:09pm
A couple described as "born and bred" Londoners are among those killed in last week's Tunisian beach attack, their family confirms.

VIDEO: Westminster Hall

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:07pm
MPs in Westminster Hall took part in debates on topics including shale gas.

Egypt president vows tougher laws

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:03pm
Egypt's president vows to enact legal reforms so death sentences can be enforced more swiftly, a day after the assassination of the public prosecutor.