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Why Syriza wants a five-month cool-off

Tue, 2015-02-03 00:11
The Greek finance minister told me how he with his "left-wing heart" is making common cause with hedge fund managers and bankers

No confidence vote over 47% pay rise

Mon, 2015-02-02 23:59
A vote of no confidence is adopted by a lecturers' union in a college governing body after it approved a 46% pay for its principal.

New Fidel Castro pictures released

Mon, 2015-02-02 23:23
A series of photographs showing Cuban ex-President Fidel Castro are published in Cuban state media following speculation about his health.

Journalist gives up Egypt passport

Mon, 2015-02-02 23:20
Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy renounces his Egyptian citizenship to secure his release from jail after the deportation of Peter Greste.

Santander profits up on branch focus

Mon, 2015-02-02 23:17
The eurozone's largest bank, Santander, reports a 32% jump in annual pre-tax profits and says it will continue to focus on retail banking in 2015.

Lower oil price hits BP profits

Mon, 2015-02-02 23:05
BP reports a fall in underlying profits and says it will reduce spending on exploration because of lower oil prices.

VIDEO: The Balkans genocide cases explained

Mon, 2015-02-02 23:00
Judges at the highest court of the United Nations are ruling on genocide cases between Croatia and Serbia.

Tuesday's gossip column

Mon, 2015-02-02 22:58
Levy intervenes to block Adebayor move, Lambert turns down a transfer to Villa, Coutinho agrees new Reds deal, plus more

Slaughterhouse animal 'abuse' probed

Mon, 2015-02-02 22:54
Four men at a North Yorkshire slaughterhouse have their operating licences suspended after hidden cameras film alleged mistreatment of animals.

Ronaldo worth at least £300m - agent

Mon, 2015-02-02 22:52
Cristiano Ronaldo would sell for at least £300m if Real Madrid decided to let him go, according to the player's agent.

VIDEO: People have 'wrong idea' about agents

Mon, 2015-02-02 22:49
In an interview with the BBC's sports editor Dan Roan, Portuguese football agent Jorge Mendes defends the amount of money in the game.

Oyelowo: TV 'ignoring' black actors

Mon, 2015-02-02 22:40
Selma star David Oyelowo says British period dramas are failing to cast black actors.

Screen time 'harms teenagers' sleep'

Mon, 2015-02-02 22:38
The longer a teenager spends using electronic devices such as tablets and smartphones, the worse their sleep will be, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Revitalising areas with £1 homes

Mon, 2015-02-02 22:14
Rising property prices have made it increasingly difficult for people to get on the property ladder, but councils in Stoke and Liverpool have been tackling the issue with innovative schemes.

Blood cancer drug offered on NHS

Mon, 2015-02-02 22:00
Leukaemia patients in Wales are offered the chance to get a new cancer drug free on the NHS.

Councillors set to face term limits

Mon, 2015-02-02 21:37
Councillors face limits on the length of time they can serve, along with pay cuts, as plans for a radical shake-up of local government in Wales are unveiled.

Huge increase in drug finds in jail

Mon, 2015-02-02 21:28
There has been a huge increase in the number of drugs finds in Northern Ireland's only high-security jail over the past two years, the BBC has learned.

Golfer's court battle set to begin

Mon, 2015-02-02 21:21
Rory McIlroy's court case against his former management agent is set to begin in the Irish High Court later.

Death penalty for S Korea soldier

Mon, 2015-02-02 21:13
A South Korean soldier who shot dead five of his comrades and injured seven others has been sentenced to death, Yonhap reports.

VIDEO: Blizzards cause US travel chaos

Mon, 2015-02-02 21:02
Huge swathes of the US have been hit by heavy snow fall after a powerful winter storm.