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The 20th century still looms large in Poland, and particularly in Nowa Huta. The eastern suburb of Krakow was built almost from scratch at Stalin’s behest by Poland’s communist government shortly after the Second world War, and is still home to more than 100,000 residents. The area – whose name means “New Steelworks” in Polish – was built as a sort of communised utopia for the city’s workers.

German stores to launch Paul Smith expansion in Europe

The British designer Sir Paul Smith is stepping up the global expansion of his fashion label and has just made his first German investment.

Suave conman who swindled blind widow out of home is tracked down

Scotland Yard seeking extradition from  Germany of fraudster Mogens Hauschildt

Jack Butland: The young England goalkeeper has finalised a £4m move to Stoke

Jack Butland stays at Birmingham on loan after £3.5m Stoke deal

The England goalkeeper Jack Butland has signed for Stoke City in a £3.5m deal as the transfer window closed.

Brek Shea

Stoke complete signing of United States winger Brek Shea

Player will join from MLS club FC Dallas

Jonathan de Guzman netted a second half double as Swansea warmed up for their midweek cup date against Chelsea

Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman called up for Netherlands friendly

Midfielder rewarded for recent displays

West Ham player Guy Demel

Guy Demel agrees contract extension at West Ham

Defender joined from Hamburg in 2011

Jol defended his club's ambition

Martin Jol insists Fulham form is not 'alarming'

Cottagers have slipped close to the relegation zone and take on Manchester City this weekend

Martin Jol

Fulham sign promising Netherlands youngster Chris David

The 19-year-old midfielder will take time to adapt says Martin Jol

Postcard from... Berlin

Anyone wishing to wash down that Christmas consumerist spirit with a well-earned guilty conscience should pay a visit to Hamburg. A new exhibition in the port city devotes itself to the frightening rate at which an ever-growing mountain of plastic garbage is irreversibly polluting the oceans of our planet, their wildlife and ourselves.

Arsène Wenger is still the right man for Arsenal, says George Graham

Arsenal v Bayern Munich - match facts

Tough draw for Arsene Wenger's side

Andy Murray on his way to defeat in the 2012 Wimbledon final

Future is green for top tennis players

Grass-court game set for boost as tournaments consider surface switch after Wimbledon moved back a week

Sword at Sunset, By Rosemary Sutcliff

This anniversary edition of Rosemary Sutcliff's 'Arthurian' adult novel proves it was her 'odd one out'

Beatles memorabilia goes on sale

A collection of Beatles memorabilia owned by George Harrison's family is expected to sell for six figures at auction next month.

Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey admits to frustrating start at Tottenham

Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey thinks he is finally getting to grips with the task of filling the giant void left by Rafael van der Vaart's departure.

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So the young risk their lives and run for it
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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
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It helps a winner keep on winning
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Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

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but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
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Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
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