News Sir Nicolas Bratza, president of the European Court of Human Rights, has criticised David Cameron for his comments about the institution's 'interference'

Not to be confused with the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) was set up in 1959 to enforce the European Convention on Human Rights and is independent of the European Union.

Athens row over German 'insult'

A German magazine is being sued in Athens over a cover that raised hackles in Greece with a picture of a goddess raising her middle finger to Europeans.

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It was George Osborne's idea to set up the Office for Budget Responsibility. But its report on the economy made grim reading for him

End of an era as Mayhew steps down from Caz job

British banking marked the end of an era yesterday as JP Morgan Cazenove announced that David Mayhew, its chairman, was stepping down after more than four decades at the City's most illustrious broker.

Start queuing now: Marni fashions set for the high street

After Versace, H&M announces that its next link-up will be with the Milan-based label

Stability fund in focus as Italy remains under pressure

Italy once again found itself at the centre of the European debt storm yesterday, with Rome's cost of borrowing scaling fresh records as eurozone finance ministers gathered in Brussels to agree on steps to bolster the currency bloc's bailout fund.

ITE looks for further acquisitions

The exhibition and conference organiser ITE Group, which gets half of its revenue from its core market Moscow, is looking to expand its business through acquisitions in Turkey, Ukraine and India.

Vladimir Antonov has resigned as chairman of Portsmouth

Pompey fear 10-point deduction

The Football League board will decide whether Portsmouth will be penalised 10 points after it was announced yesterday that the parent company of the troubled South Coast club has been placed in administration.

Bolton's David Wheater fouls Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Wheater was sent off for the tackle

Moyes says 'unlucky' Russian will get a chance

Everton manager David Moyes has praised the attitude of winger Diniyar Bilyaletdinov during a "difficult time" for the Russia international.

Katia Zatuliveter said she was 'very happy'; she was suspected of spying following an affair with Mike Hancock, right, on the Defence Select Committee

Russian woman who had affair with Lib Dem MP 'was not a spy'

Ekaterina Zatuliveter was in Gatwick Airport in August last year, on her way back from a birthday party in Croatia, when her path first crossed that of the UK's security services.

The cross at the Valley of the Fallen is a monument to General Franco

Dig up Franco to let victims rest in peace, says Spanish commission

The tomb is one of the most divisive legacies of the Spanish Civil War and has become a pilgrimage site for right-wing fanatics. But yesterday an official government commission proposed the remains of General Francisco Franco be exhumed and reburied elsewhere.

Protesters tear down the royal emblem

Terrified staff flee as protesters storm British embassy in Tehran

William Hague 'outraged' at attack by hardliners who stole classified documents

Protesters storm the British embassy in Tehran yesterday

Robert Fisk: Sanctions are only a small part of the history that makes Iranians hate the UK

It's a weird irony that Iranians know the history of Anglo-Persian relations better than the Brits. When the newly installed Ministry of Islamic Guidance asked Harvey Morris, Reuters' man in post-revolutionary Iran, for a history of his news agency, he asked his London office to send him a biography of Baron von Reuter – and was appalled to discover the founder of the world's greatest news agency had built Persia's railways at an immense profit. "How can I show this to the ministry?" he shouted. "It turns out that the Baron was worse than the fucking Shah!" Of which, of course, the ministry was well aware.

Hamish McRae: Osborne can say what he likes, but this crisis is beyond his control

The slog ahead has become longer. We live in a world where the mathematics of public finances dominates everything and where the scope for politicians to do anything other than press on cutting their budget deficits is just about zero.

The case against Stephen Lawrence's alleged murderers hinges on blood found on their clothing

Lawrence officer 'spitefully changed evidence records'

Detective accused of sabotaging computer files after he was relieved of duties

A selection of entries to the competition, which is open online until 13 December

Wim Wenders' one-second wonders

If brevity is a cinematic virtue, Wim Wenders must be a born-again paragon. Rob Hastings looks at a film competition where the story must be told in 24 frames

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