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.

Any euro exit must be made in total secrecy

If Greece – or any other country – were to leave the euro, it would have to be a total surprise, one probably announced on a Sunday ahead of the markets opening to stop a run on the banks.

Margareta Pagano: Osborne needs to mix magic with psychology – and a dash of anarchy

UK firms have £75bn locked away, but they're too spooked to spend it. So the Chancellor must give them the confidence to invest, or else ...

Liam Fox with Adam Werritty

Liam Fox, Adam Werritty, and the curious case of Our Man in Tel Aviv

This odd trio met six times - not that the Government wants you to know that, of course. What did they discuss? Did it include Iran? And who exactly is Adam Werritty? Brian Brady investigates a Whitehall mystery which is slowly unravelling

Top Hat is pulling in the crowds

Top hat! Return to the golden age of the musical

Forget the recession – moonlight and music and love and romance are back

Williams clinches Racing Tour title during Monsoon Cup

Britain has a new world sailing champion after Ian Williams knocked out his nearest rival, Italy's Francesco Bruni, in a tense quarter final of the Monsoon Cup in Kuala Terengganu.

Talent Scout: Nicolás Gaitán, Benfica

It's Europe's elite club competition, and the home of an intriguing variety of sumptuous attacking football, played out by 32 of the continents best teams. It's the UEFA Champions League, and it's approaching its business end.

British women 'fattest in Europe'

British women have been named the most overweight in Europe.

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A Turkish couple hike along the Theodosian Walls in Istanbul

Istanbul: Direct line to Turkey's past

A walk along the ancient walls reveals the city's convoluted history, says Tristan Rutherford

Leading article: Time for the Chancellor to do his job properly

The German government's failed debt auction this week was certainly well timed for George Osborne.

Edinson Cavani is valued at £40m by his club Napoli

Mancini: We do not need to buy Cavani

Roberto Mancini yesterday insisted that he would not buy another striker in January, despite Manchester City's Spanish scout having met Napoli's Edinson Cavani this week and Milan contacting the manager directly to discuss Carlos Tevez.

Debt and global slowdown may muzzle Celtic Tiger's recovery

Ireland is rebounding a year on from its bailout but there are doubts over how long that can last

My Life In Travel: Jenni Murray, broadcaster

'It was wonderful being a tour guide in Paris'

Something to declare: Eurostar; crime in Brussels; through Austria by rail

Bargain of the week: Winter with Eurostar

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HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
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How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

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

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower