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Tim Friend

Tim Friend has been a reporter since 1969. He worked on newspapers in Britain before moving to broadcasting on radio and television. He has previously been on the staff at the BBC, ITN and Sky News, but has now freelanced for many years. He is a regular contributor to Al Jazeera, mainly covering Europe.

Europe

Hungary football accused of anti-Semitism

For the first time, Hungary's national football team was ordered to play its World Cup qualifier behind closed doors.

Europe

Much at stake for a Catalonia state

Questions about economy, EU membership and even its footballers loom as independence becomes a possibility.

Europe

Spain's marching miners strike vein of hope

Miners did not expect raucous welcome they received in Madrid, but their place in Spanish history is rock solid.

Europe

A confession from Paris

I used to shave my legs. Just like Bradley Wiggins. But there the comparison ends.

Europe

Crisis-hit Spaniards revive community spirit

Austerity-hit people are fighting back with a free food distribution scheme that relies on a co-operative effort.

Environment

Scotland tests unique green project

Plans emerge to test the world's first underwater sea turbines.

Environment

Scotland tests unique green project

An attempt to build the world's first underwater sea turbines would help the climate.

Politics

DNA tests divide French opinion

Sarkozy's proposed bill would ask some immigrants' relatives to take genetic tests.