Real finally get their man as Alonso signs for £30m

News Wed 5 Aug, AT 11:41

Liverpool agree to sell midfielder and line up Alberto Aquilani to replace him. AC Milan set sights on Cesc Fabregas

Hillary Clinton

What Hillary Clinton has to put up with

News Wed 5 Aug, AT 11:11

Sometimes, the Secretary of State and former First Lady has to swallow hard

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Clinton returns with freed journalists

News Wed 5 Aug, AT 10:37

Far from being an impromptu mercy mission, Bill Clinton’s visit to North Korea was carefully choreographed through ‘back channels’

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Lloyds plunges to £4bn loss

News Wed 5 Aug, AT 10:10

The part-nationalised banking group reports the deficit after seeing bad debts rise unexpectedly to £13.4bn

Barbara Berlusconi, daughter of Silvio and Veronica Lario

Berlusconi’s daughter ‘amazed’ at link with teenage model

News Wed 5 Aug, AT 09:48

The first member of the Italian PM's family - other than his estranged wife - speaks out

Nelson Piquet Jr

Could Nelson Piquet save son’s career?

News Wed 5 Aug, AT 09:44

The 24-year-old, who was dropped by Renault and fell out with team boss Flavio Briatore, could join his father’s team

GE pays out over fraud charges

News Wed 5 Aug, AT 09:41

The industrial giant has paid $50m to bring to an end the investigation by the US regulator into accounting irregularities

American Idol Judges Kara DioGuardi, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson

Paula Abdul quits ‘American Idol’

News Wed 5 Aug, AT 09:09

The 1980s pop star saved from obscurity by Simon Fuller's US show walks out after pay dispute

Stephenie Meyer Twilight

Meyer caught in Twilight plagiarism row

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 18:05

Author accused of ripping off fellow writer Jordan Scott’s 2006 novel The Nocturne, for her book Breaking Dawn, published last year

Trott receives surprise England call

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 17:06

The uncapped batsman could face Australia at Headingley this week as selectors grapple with Flintoff fitness

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The Volgograd Obama leads the way for Russia's blacks

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 17:03

Non-Russians face an uphill struggle in a country where ultranationalism is on the rise and 'foreigners' regarded with suspicion

Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis’s musical history

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 16:04

Visit the home of the blues, rock, soul and Elvis Presley


Secret Snowdonia

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 15:50

Find peace between the peaks of Snowdon and Cader Idris

Barack Obama Hope and Joker posters

Barack Obama Joker poster lifts conservatives

News Tue 4 Aug, AT 14:52

A mysterious poster of Barack Obama as the Batman villain has lifted the spirits of right-wing Americans and incensed Democrats