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Arsène Wenger hopes that by signing Lukas Podolski he can convince Robin van Persie to commit himself to the club by agreeing a new deal this summer. The 28-year-old's present deal expires at the end of next season and talks are planned later this month amid interest from a number of top clubs, including Barcelona and Manchester City.
She survived sudden stardom to sell more than 40 million albums. Ten years on, she has finally got to know her famous father. So why are pain and heartbreak still providing the inspiration for pop music's mistress of alchemy?
German daily Bild claim that Cologne and Arsenal have agreed on the transfer of Germany international Lukas Podolski.
Cologne striker Lukas Podolski refused to comment on a possible move to Arsenal this summer after earning his side a point in a 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim.
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A winter visit to this fine city on the Rhine offers Christmas markets, hearty food and drink, and invigorating art.
At the end of 12 fantastic rounds there was something sadly inevitable about the calculations from the three men at ringside when they confirmed that Britain's Matthew Macklin had lost his world title fight on Saturday by a debatable split decision.
The designer of this year's Serpentine Gallery pavilion is Peter Zumthor, a visionary whose best work is as much land art as architecture. Jay Merrick meets him
Eurostar yesterday unveiled the train that it hopes will see off competition from rival operators through the Channel Tunnel – and offer new direct links from London to cities deeper in Europe.
World Cup Lives: Born in Silesia, he is the outsider who became a truly local hero
In 1964 the German artist Gerhard Richter gave an interview to a critic called John Anthony Thwaites in which he made a number of surprising revelations; among them, that his pictures had been used to torture inmates in concentration camps and had, by their sheer power, killed off Joseph Stalin.
After hiking to and from Durban for the much vaunted clash of Jogo Bonito it was a blessing to sit back and watch two European sides rarely associated with attacking verve go at one another hammer and tongs for the full 90 minutes.
Freya Gräfin von Moltke was one of the last survivors of the Gestapo purge after the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler 20 July 1944. With her husband Helmuth she was involved in the anti-Nazi Kreisau Circle.
The latest disc from John Eliot Gardiner's millennium Bach Pilgrimage finds the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists celebrating Advent in Köln and Lüneburg.
Playing the genius card for all it's worth, pianist Jarrett's sleevenotes for this 3CD set of live solo concerts from late last year detail the context of panic attacks and marital/ nervous breakdown surrounding them, and his struggle to turn this into miraculous art.
The first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus was broadcast 40 years ago today. John Walsh dusts off the tapes to see if the old ones really are the best