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The former owner of Portsmouth Football Club faces trial in Lithuania over a £400 million bank fraud after failing to convince a judge that he could be killed if he was extradited.

Darius Guppy’s friend and fellow Old Etonian Boris Johnson

Notorious friend of Boris Johnson sues blogger over claim he's Iran's stooge

Darius Guppy, the convicted fraudster who once sought Boris Johnson's help in a plot to beat up a journalist, has launched a libel action over claims that he has become a stooge of the Iranian regime. Guppy achieved notoriety in 1993 when he was jailed for an £1.8m insurance fraud involving a faked robbery. Guppy, best man to Earl Spencer, asked his friend Mr Johnson to give him the address of a journalist investigating the case, so that he could have him beaten up.

Stabbed burglar's accomplice jailed over break-in at businessman Vincent Cooke's house

A man has been jailed for 10 years for an aggravated burglary in which his accomplice was stabbed to death by the homeowner.

Baroness Warsi cleared over Lords expenses

Tory chairman Baroness Warsi has been cleared of abusing expenses by claiming for overnight stays at a property she was using for free.

An airing for Russia's dirty laundry

British court case will give an insight into the post-Soviet carve-up, predicts Shaun Walker

Opening Ceremony

No, not the Olympic one - America's most fashionable and eclectic boutique has touched down in London

Oligarch paints court adversary as extortionist linked to mob

Well-connected Oleg Deripaska denies he owes Michael Cherney £730m stake in Rusal

Oleg Deripaska (pictured) will join battle on Monday with Michael Cherney

Two more Russian oligarchs to fight over billions in High Court

First it was Roman versus Boris. Next up it is Oleg against Mikhail. The curtain will be raised in the High Court this week on the latest multibillion-pound dog-fight between oligarchs – this time over the ownership of the world's biggest aluminium company.

Fit for a pasha: The apartment is elegantly minimal with antique furniture, all the mod cons, and it is set in the heart of Istanbul's bohemian Beyoglu district

Stay the Night: Pasha!Place, Istanbul, Turkey

Reflecting its location, this 19th-century apartment marries Ottoman heritage with modern flourishes

German Gorbuntsov is now recovering in hospital

I thought I'd be safe, this kind of thing can't happen here

Banker German Gorbuntsov relives the moment he was shot six times on the streets of London. By Shaun Walker

Nadine Dorries urges Baroness Warsi to quit

The Tory MP Nadine Dorries has called for Baroness Warsi to stand down pending an inquiry into whether the party co-chairman broke the Ministerial Code.

Warsi investigation 'to pick up loose ends'

An inquiry in to whether Conservative Party co-chairman Baroness Warsi breached the ministerial code will pick up any loose ends, Prime Minister David Cameron said today. 

Facebook children ban could be lifted

Faced with slowing growth in its advertising business, Facebook is considering throwing open its social network to children, in the hope that their parents will pay for games and other content on the site.

James Moore: What's in a name? Yell has to tackle its crisis

Outlook Yell has a problem. The stumbling directories business that used to be known as Yellow Pages has become a byword for bad management and bad debt. (It has a mountain of the stuff which needs restructuring. Again.) Not to mention the fact that the internet has presented all sorts of challenges to its business model.

Police failures led to collapse of trial of men accused of murdering private investigator Daniel Morgan

Failures by police and prosecutors to disclose evidence and handle “supergrass” witnesses led to the collapse of a trial of three men accused of committing one of Britain’s most notorious unsolved murders.

The executive decision: why it makes sense to work alongside a part-time MBA

After two years of running a business, Heather Baker decided to study for an executive MBA at London Business School. She blogs about what it's like to work and study at the same time.

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