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BP clean-up operation 'a fiasco'

Frustrated protesters claimed today that oil giant BP's clean-up operation in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico disaster had been a "complete fiasco".

McIlroy glory hinges on Euro

Rory McIlroy may not after all have to win the last two events of the European Tour to catch Luke Donald at the top of the money list.

The Ideas Factory: From tagging gigs to urns that become trees –

"Tagging" friends' faces on your photo albums is one of Facebook's enduring functions. The social network is hoping it can use the technique to help concert-goers solve an age-old problem: buying tickets next to or near their friends without someone having to put 10 pairs on their credit card.

Julian Assange slams extradition ruling

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today criticised the European arrest warrant system after a judge ruled he should be extradited to Sweden to face sex offence charges.

Stephen King: Will Europe's debt crisis lead to closer political

At the beginning of the year, Ireland was the poster child for the merchants of austerity. While the people of Greece seemed either unable or unwilling to accept massive cuts in public spending, the Irish stoically accepted their fate, resigned to a prolonged period of self-flagellation.

New BP chief executive in recovery pledge

BP's new chief executive today pledged to put the oil giant "on the road to recovery" as it reeled under a 32.2 billion US dollar (£20.8 billion) blow from the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

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The demise of the dollar

In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading