New chief Andrew Mackenzie confident BHP Billiton can achieve 16% growth in two years

Roman Abramovich is due to take the stand on Monday

Roman Abramovich's 'million dollar problem'

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

Oligarch tells court how he formed world's biggest aluminium firm – without Berezovsky

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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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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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

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The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

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UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

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