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Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky "would not have lived long" on one million dollars, Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich told the High Court today.

Oligarch tells court about his world's biggest aluminium firm

Abramovich tells of role in aluminium wars

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Tycoon Boris Berezovsky loses key witness in case against Roman Abramovich

As murmurings grow louder that Boris Berezovsky might not be quite so rich as he once was, it seems his friends are deserting him too.

Phil Dowd's dismissal of Chris Herd caused bemusement

James Corrigan: Why can't refs explain decisions afterwards?

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Masterpieces find a fitting home at last

Thinner, longer, golder... UK unveils Olympic torch

It is triangular, reflecting the three occasions that London has hosted the Games

Share dealing values Glencore at £36bn

Commodities giant Glencore has been valued at more than £36 billion after dealings in London's biggest stock market listing got under way today.

David Flatman: My revamp for the Rec? A smaller pitch and a booster seat for Mears

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BP still battling to save its &#163;10bn Rosneft deal

BP remained locked in confrontation with its Russian partners last night as the tribunal tasked with ruling on the oil giant's share-swap plans was forced into a second day.

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