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Friday 13 July 2012
Meet Mr Black. The new owner of The Scream. By David Usborne
Saturday 26 May 2012
Can a large, cork-lined hole in the ground in London's Hyde Park – with a steel disc floating above it, mind – be architecture? It can if it's designed by Herzog & de Meuron, and Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist considered a threat to cultural order by his country's political apparatchiks.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic has confirmed he is on course for a return to action at the start of next season.
Thursday 16 February 2012
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has conceded he got it wrong in Europe this season.
Tuesday 31 January 2012
Britain's banks slashed $50bn (£32bn) from their exposure to France, Italy and Spain during the summer as financial institutions ran scared from Europe's debt crisis, according to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
Friday 16 December 2011
Chelsea and Arsenal must both overcome tough Italian tests in the last 16 of the Champions League after today's draw in Nyon.
Monday 12 December 2011
FC Basel's interim coach Heiko Vogel was given the job on a permanent basis today, five days after leading them into Champions League last 16 at the expense of Manchester United.
Saturday 13 August 2011
Friday 08 July 2011
Nothing in the world of Junya Ishigami quite conforms to type. Chairs wear hats, socks and little sweaters knitted in fine-ply cream mohair; tables are paper thin and three-meters long and ripple when touched; huge metal boulders float up to the sky. Even the architecture he makes can be so immaterial as scarcely to exist. The piece he has just installed in the Barbican's Curve gallery, for example – constructed from hand-rolled carbon columns that are 0.9mm thick, and secured by crossbracing threads of just 0.2mm – is almost impossible to see. It's about as tantalisingly stealthy as architecture can be.
Thursday 16 June 2011
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Germany's financial regulator has taken a swipe at European Union rule makers over the way they ignored Basel III bank capital definitions when they designed new pan-European bank stress tests.
Saturday 21 May 2011
The Chancellor has attacked the European Union's new bank capital and liquidity rules. George Osborne was one of seven European finance ministers – including Spain and Sweden but not Germany and France – who signed a letter to the European Commission demanding a rethink of the plans.
Monday 25 April 2011
Thousands of plant lovers have flocked to the northern Swiss city of Basel to see a giant, foul-smelling flower bloom for the first time. The Basel Botanical Gardens expects 10,000 people to have filed past its Amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, standing in its full glory before the bloom wilts.
Thursday 21 April 2011
Babies who persistently cry and those who have difficulties with sleeping or feeding are more likely to develop behavioural problems in later life, a study suggests.
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