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.

Gambling on tax may backfire

Proposals to change the taxation of online betting companies which are based offshore could lead to 40 per cent of gamblers using unauthorised traders.

Consumers aim for Christmas cheer on the cheap

Britons are on an economy drive this Christmas, according to a survey from price-comparison service uSwitch.com. Six in 10 people quizzed said they will be cutting back, spending less on presents, food, cards and alcohol in an attempt to save money.

Expect opulent bedrooms

Stay The Night: Mandarin Oriental, Japan

Above the busy streets of Nihonbashi, the Mandarin Oriental is a contemporary temple of serenity

Merkel's fight for German stability

The Chancellor must strike a fine balance between the needs of the crisis-torn eurozone and her country

Frankfurt's Christmas market is so successful it has been copied in three British cities

You can bank on a good time in Frankfurt

City Slicker: Frankfurt - There's life outside trading hours in Germany's financial centre. Mark Rowe offers top ideas for new and returning visitors

Between The Covers: 27/11/2011

Your weekly guide to what's really going on inside the world of books

Sophie Heawood: Downward dog is not a hellhound

Our writer defies the Vatican and slips off to a yoga class

Outside Edge: Nudists take a hike – but put your clothes on first

A chill ran through the drafty corridors and back passages of nudism last week when the highest court in Switzerland ruled that you can be fined for hiking naked in the Alps.

Plain wonderful: Untitled (2009) by Gert and Uwe Tobias, at the Saatchi Gallery

Gesamtkunstwerk, Saatchi Gallery, London

What's in a name? Whatever its title says, Charles Saatchi's new show is totally groovy

Roger Federer on his way to a 7-5 6-3 victory over David Ferrer at the O2 Arena yesterday to reach the 100th final of his career

Federer rekindles London love affair on way to final

The flow of Grand Slam titles may have dried up, but Roger Federer's thirst for victory remains unquenchable. The former world No 1 will today contest the 100th final of his career – only Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe and Guillermo Vilas have played more in the Open era – as he attempts to end the year with a successful defence of his title here at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Blockers take on the jammers as the London Roller Girls train for the first ever World Cup

Roller Derby: Rollers who are rocking the world of women

It's the UK's fast-growing female sport and there's a World Cup to be won but you'll need strength, speed, cunning and a risqué nickname

Mali: Al-Qa'ida kills tourist and abducts three others

Gunmen have kidnapped three foreign tourists and killed a fourth in Timbuktu in Mali.

Jade Heaney, 17, lost three stone in two years

'Quick-fix diets drive teens to hate their bodies'

Half of girls and a third of boys have unhealthy concerns over body image

Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen (second right) puts the ball into his own goal during an unconvincing display by the Gunners last night

Vermaelen gets himself off hook

Arsenal 1 Fulham 1: Defender's header salvages a point after firing into his own net as Fulham match Arsenal up front

Sainte Foy has been quietly developing into a chic retreat

Take a left for the thrifty side of the Alps

Lucy Grewcock had passed by the sign for Sainte Foy many times on her way to Val d'Isère...this time, she followed it instead

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Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

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An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

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Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
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Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

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Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

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Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

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