Barack Obama; Michelle Obama; Angela Merkel

Merkel named world’s most powerful woman

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 09:56

The German chancellor takes the title for the fourth year running, while Hillary Clinton is in 36th spot in the Forbes magazine power list

UBS bank

US wins UBS secrecy battle

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 09:42

Secrecy law outflanked as US authorities reach agreement over client accounts with Swiss government

Bank of England

BoE hints at low rates

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 09:23

Minutes from the Bank’s most recent meeting show the governor wanted to pump even more money into the economy

Robbie Keane; Aaron Lennon; Jermain Defoe; Tottenham; Spurs

Rampant Defoe helps Spurs tear Hull to pieces

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 08:43

The England striker picked up his first hat trick for Harry Redknapp’s table-toppers in a thumping away victory at the KC Stadium

Glen Johnson; Liverpool

Liverpool finally start their season with Stoke stuffing

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 08:16

Fernando Torres opened his account for the season in an emphatic win at Anfield that also saw new boy Glen Johnson get on the scoresheet

Burnley; Manchester United

Robbie Blake fires Burnley to victory over Man Utd

News Thu 20 Aug, AT 07:11

The Premier League new boys defeat the reigning champions in their first home fixture of the season at Turf Moor

Nemanja Matic

Chelsea sign Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic

News Wed 19 Aug, AT 22:44

Transfer Talk: Carlo Ancelotti picks up the 6ft 4in midfielder from Slovakian club MSK Kosice for just over a million pounds in cash

Phillips Idowu

Phillips Idowu wins gold in World triple jump final

News Wed 19 Aug, AT 22:14

The 30-year-old gains revenge over Nelson Evora for last year’s defeat at the Olympics and matches compatriot Jonathan Edwards news website

More smack, vicar?

News Wed 19 Aug, AT 18:41

The 'War on Drugs' is a dismal failure, so why won’t our politicians look at the alternative, legalising recreational drug use?

Liskula Cohen model Google

Model Liskula Cohen unmasks mystery blogger

News Wed 19 Aug, AT 17:08

Vogue cover girl who was abused on the internet wins court case forcing Google to hand over details of the woman who posted the insults

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck suffers financial fall-out from calling Obama ‘racist’

News Wed 19 Aug, AT 15:58

At least 20 leading advertisers have pulled out of the right-wing commentator’s Fox News show

Barack Obama Hope and Joker posters

Obama as Joker poster creator unmasked

News Wed 19 Aug, AT 13:40

The artist behind a portrayal of Barack Obama as The Joker has been revealed as a left-wing student, not a Republican

Sacha Baron Cohen promotes his movie Bruno in Berlin

Pull the other one, Sacha

News Wed 19 Aug, AT 13:11

This summer seems to be dominated by jokes about the male member - but I don’t think they’re very funny