Ukraine to host Euros despite EU boycott
Ukraine on Wednesday insisted it was on track to
host Euro 2012 football despite a growing number of EU politicians
pledging to boycott the event in protest at Kiev's treatment of a
former prime minister.
Solar-powered boat on world tour
To beat climate change:
Scanning the horizon on his solar-powered
catamaran, Swiss electrical engineer Raphael Domjan counts down the
hours to the completion of his record-breaking world tour. “The idea
was not to perform a feat but an eco-adventure with the aim of
passing on the message that change is possible,” Domjan told AFP-TV
as his boat furrowed through choppy waves from Italy's Elba Island
to Corsica in France.
Afghan museum highlights country’s rich Buddhist heritage
Afghanistan, which achieved global notoriety for
cultural barbarism when the Taliban blew up the ancient Bamiyan
Buddhas, this week opened an exhibition highlighting the country’s
rich Buddhist heritage.