Barack Obama

Nice speech – shame it was three months too late

Thu 10 Sep, AT 11:15 Alexander Cockburn

It was well written and elegantly delivered. But with Ted Kennedy gone, says Alexander Cockburn, the numbers are against Obama

Morrisons profits leap

News Thu 10 Sep, AT 10:23

The supermarket chain saw its profits jump 22 per cent in the first half as it experienced a surge in new customers

London Stock Exchange

Footsie index bursts through 5,000 barrier

News Thu 10 Sep, AT 09:56

The FTSE 100 closed above the 5,000 mark for the first time in almost a year yesterday

Giancarlo Fisichella; Ferrari

Fisichella dreams of a podium finish at Monza

News Thu 10 Sep, AT 09:56

Veteran driver is hoping to make an instant impact for Ferrari as he takes his bow in front of his and their home fans at the Italian Grand Prix

Roger Federer

Roger Federer marches on to US Open semi-final

News Thu 10 Sep, AT 09:38

The World No 1 beat Robin Soderling in four sets to set up a third consecutive semi-final clash with the fourth seed Novak Djokovic

Steve Jobs

Apple’s big news? That Steve Jobs is still with us

News Thu 10 Sep, AT 08:20

No iPad announcement in San Francisco – but Jobs unveils a new iPod nano

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres replaces Abdul on American Idol

News Thu 10 Sep, AT 08:01

The afternoon talk show host can hardly contain her glee at the appointment

Gael Kakuta; Chelsea

Blatter: dock points from clubs that ‘poach’ players

News Thu 10 Sep, AT 07:55

The Fifa president’s intervention comes as Manchester United are accused over illegally inducing another Italian teen to join them

Steven Gerrard; England

England qualify for World Cup with Croatia thumping

News Thu 10 Sep, AT 07:22

Braces from Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard led the way on a near-perfect Wembley night for Fabio Capello’s born-again team

Julie & Julia

Who is Julia Child? A First Post cheat-sheet

News Wed 9 Sep, AT 18:48

FILM OF THE WEEK: Meryl Streep plays the woman who taught Americans the art of French cuisine

Libya oil gas Margareta Pagano

The Libyan gold rush and the reasons behind it

News Wed 9 Sep, AT 18:16

Searching for oil in the Libyan desert - the story behind the headlines of Lockerbie bomber Megrahi's release

Alastair Campbell

Campbell lays into wealthy Cameron’s pay-cut for MPs

News Wed 9 Sep, AT 17:54

Alastair Campbell has called for an increase in MPs’ salaries, saying David Cameron wants to return to the days when politics was for the rich

Oaxen Krog, Sweden

Hotel of the week: Oaxen Krog, Sweden

News Wed 9 Sep, AT 17:35

Hotel of the week: stay in boats and revisit the 1930s, an hour south of Stockholm

George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis

Men Who Stare at Goats wins Clooney mixed reviews

News Wed 9 Sep, AT 15:24

Meanwhile ladies’ man Clooney was propositioned by an Italian man at a Venice Film Festival press conference

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