Fugitive Egyptian minister is in London

Calls to extradite Mubarak's former finance chief who fled revolution and was sentenced to 30 years

Travel By Numbers: European festivals

Glastonbury might have sold out months ago, but if you're looking for a festival fix, there are plenty of available options on the Continent. Laura Holt runs through the revelry

Mohamed Bin Hammam criticises Sepp Blatter over $20m Interpol donation

FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam criticised Sepp Blatter today for donating $20 million to Interpol to help combat match-fixing, claiming the idea was never approved by FIFA's executive committee.

Interpol, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

In the baroque surroundings of a compact venue, a crowd is gathering in excitement. The front row is within touching distance of the stage, so when Paul Banks and Interpol emerge it feels as if they're walking into your front room. The immediate punch of opener "Success" is throbbing and powerful, its echoing riff and haunting refrain fitting the gothic location perfectly.

Drugs in Sport: Wada claims criminals fuelling doping

David Howman, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, claimed yesterday that the "criminal underworld" is a growing threat to sporting integrity.

Album: The Vaccines, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? (Columbia)

What, indeed, was expected of this London quartet, you might wonder, such has been the hype and counter-hype expended on them in recent months?

The Killer of Little Shepherds, By Douglas Star

The French detectives who gave us CSI

Video interview: Interpol

The band talks inspiration, music videos and the new album

Pakistan trio appeal against bans for spot-fixing

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and his two team-mates, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, are to appeal against their suspension by the ICC for spot-fixing.

Outrage after theft of Waterloo battlefield's 'irreplaceable' cross

A celebrated wooden cross, which miraculously survived a raging inferno during the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, has been stolen from the battlefield. Fears were expressed yesterday that the 400-year-old cross, about 6ft high and 6ft wide, might have been stolen for a wealthy collector obsessed by Waterloo or Napoleon.

Album: Chapel Club, Palace (Polydor)

Chapel Club are another retro-indie band apparently eager to re-run the 1980s, albeit in slightly more musically adventurous manner than the likes of White Lies and Interpol.

White Lies, The Forum, London

Ealing three-piece White Lies were top of the bill for this Radio One In New Music We Trust gig, but they aren't exactly "new".

Album: White Lies, Ritual (Fiction)

Size isn't everything, but the second album by this Ealing trio feels destined to be even bigger than the first.

Wikileaks chief: What will he do next?

Julian Assange lies low in UK while enemies call for his blood
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links