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John McAfee, founder of the eponymous anti-virus company

Guatemala arrests software guru John McAfee

Guatemalan police arrested US software guru John McAfee yesterday for illegally entering the country and said it would seek to expel him to neighbouring Belize, which he fled after being sought for questioning over his neighbour's murder.

The future of the Olympic Stadium is still undecided

The fans' view: Fans split over move but it will mean end of the 'homely' West Ham we love

More income and better players or empty seats and loss of 'home'?

Green in talks to sell 25% stake in Topshop empire

Sir Philip Green is in late-stage talks about the sale of a 25 per cent stake in his Topman and Topshop empire, a deal that could see him net £250m.

US buyout firm comes shopping for a stake in Sir Philip Green's Topshop empire

Sir Philip Green in talks to sell a quarter of the high street fashion chain in deal worth £250m

The owner of the Sheriff Stationary and General Goods store in Assin Foso

MBA Blog: Microfinance gets a boost in Ghana

While traveling the busy stretch of Southern Ghana between Cape Coast and Accra, the radio was tuned to 99.7, an English language news station. The topic on air was, of all things, Spanish football.  While discussing the Malaga team, a guest uttered: “Sometimes the power of the illusion of the dream is stronger than the reality of the dream.”

Electrical chain Comet

125 more Comet stores to close

Staff at stricken electricals chain Comet were dealt a pre-Christmas blow today after administrators announced a further 125 stores will close.

Green targets Chinese launch, as he tells retailers to 'stop crying' about trading

Sir Philip Green, the owner of the fashion group Arcadia, hopes to launch its first Topshop and Topman stores in China next year, as the billionaire said retailers should focus on improving their performance and stop "crying" about tough trading conditions on the high street.

Ian Burrell: The return of Rommel as he marches into Britain's local newspaper industry

The Ulsterman seems to have microscopic vision for the merest traces of meat on the tiniest piece of bone

London's technology industry has highest proportion of women entrepreneurs in Europe

London’s technology sector has the highest proportion of women entrepreneurs in Europe, according to a global study of 50,000 start-ups.

The most murderous place in Europe just got more dangerous

Shooting of business leader confirms new trend of high-profile Corsican killings

Simon English: Rightmove founder is worth his millions

Outlook Sometimes, if only in a concession to optimism, you have to give credit where it is due. Amid the seeming endless tales of City banker malfeasance and corporate fibbing, genuine success stories exist.

Man responsible for making Titanic seaworthy had request for 50% more lifeboats knocked back, new documents reveal

Private papers from the man responsible for making sure the Titanic was safe to sail have emerged that show he demanded 50% more lifeboats but was pressurised by the White Star Line into backing down.

JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin opens trading on London Stock Exchange to mark his firm's 20 years as a listed company

JD Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin marked his company's 20 years as a listed company today by opening trading on the London Stock Exchange.

Complaints about mis-sold PPI top 500,000

The payment protection insurance mis-selling scandal reached a disturbing landmark this week: the Financial Ombudsman received its 500,000 complaint.

'It's all about being mindful and culturally sensitive'

MBA Student of the Year highlights role of soft skills, says Russ Thorne

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Monaco: the making of Wenger

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Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

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In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

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Homage or plagiarism?

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Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

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