News TÜV could be liable to eventual damages of over €6bn

A legal ruling made in France today has opened the way to millions of euros in compensation for British and other women who were fitted with defective French-made breast implants.

Blood Land, By Alan Glynn

Intercontinental ballistic missive

Clinton Cards in turnaround struggle

Embattled retailer's chief completes review after failed bid to sell company

Lehman paid $700m to 50 top staff before crash

Lehman Brothers paid senior executives millions of dollars in the run-up to its collapse in 2008, new documents reveal.

First edition of Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest up for auction

A first edition of Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest, dedicated by the writer to his first gay lover, is going under the hammer.

Rangers postpone bid announcement

Rangers administrators Duff and Phelps have been forced to delay the announcement of a preferred bidder for the Ibrox club due to proposed changes to Scottish Premier League rules.

Bankrupts warned pension may count as income

Bankrupts could face losing their private pension income, according to a High Court judgment handed down last week.

Former deputy prime minister Baron Heseltine of Thenford

Diary: Hideaway ex-PM Misick feels the weight of 'persecution'

Michael Misick, the former prime minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands, is feeling persecuted.

A view of the gates at Ibrox, the home of Rangers Football Club

Murray bid hits 'fitness' hurdle over Rangers buyout

Former Rangers director Paul Murray stepped up his plans to launch a buyout of the beleaguered Glasgow club yesterday, amid fears that he would not be allowed to rejoin the board if his consortium succeeds.

Glasgow Rangers owner Craig Whyte

Rangers fined £50k over Whyte ban

Rangers were fined £50,000 by the PLUS Stock Exchange yesterday, for failing to disclose Craig Whyte's previous disqualification as a director when the businessman completed his takeover in May last year.

Insolvencies drop to lowest level for a year

The credit ratings company Experian will today issue a rare piece of upbeat economic news, with its latest survey of UK business's financial strength showing a fall in insolvencies.

Spotlight on: Keith Jones, JJB Sports chief executive

Not seen this chap before.

High rents and rates see more shutting up shop

The UK's retail chains closed an average of 14 stores a day in 2011, as retailers exited more shops than they opened for the first time.

KKR lifeline buys time for Coryton

Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR), the US buyout firm, threw a lifeline to the Coryton refinery in Essex yesterday, striking an agreement that will keep it in business for the next three months.

Chips are down as Britain's diners lose taste for eating out

Bankruptcies rise by a third across the sector as people tighten their belts and eat at home
Riot police are attacked by a petrol bomb during anti-cuts protests in Athens yesterday

Greek MPs warned of catastrophe as Athens erupts in violence

Rioters set buildings on fire as highly divisive austerity package is passed by parliament

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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy