Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Euro 2012 tournament puts football on front page

The European football championship has put sport on the front page and was the most popular news story in the week ending Sunday, June 10, according to journalisted.

The Euro 2012 football tournament kicked off in Poland and Ukraineand generated 1002 articles.

The Diamond Jubilee  celebrated throughout Britain and the Commonwealth, with street parties and pageantry was the subject of 841 articles.

Eurozone ministers agreed upon a €100bn bailout package for the Spanish economy, 328 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were:

The White house report that Al-Qaeda's "general manager" Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed by a drone strike in Pakistan, 37 articles.

Armenian and Azerbaijani troops killed in border skirmishes, 5 articles.

A member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, responsible for the sarin attacks on the Tokyo subway was arrested , after 17 years on the run, 8 articles.

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