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A 400-year-old first-folio edition of William Shakespeare's works that was stolen from Durham University Library a decade ago has been recovered following an international operation involving literary experts in Washington DC and British detectives.

German snoopers 'tracked thousands of phone calls'

Deutsche Telekom is immersed in a deepening espionage scandal following allegations that senior executives ordered the covert monitoring of thousands of phone calls by customers, staff and journalists in an attempt to plug an information leak.

Sharp rise in the number of unqualified teachers

The number of unqualified, trainee and foreign teachers has risen five-fold since Labour came to power, according to the Tories.

Liechtenstein issues arrest warrant for tax-leak suspect

Liechtenstein has issued an international arrest warrant for a man suspected of leaking confidential banking information that led to tax evasion investigations around the world, police said yesterday.

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The European Union will declare war today on Liechtenstein, Monaco, Andorra and Switzerland. Weary of losing billions of tax euros, the EU's 27-strong high command of economics and finance ministers, Ecofin, is meeting in Brussels to agree a strategy aimed at bringing the continent's tax havens under control.

Sunshine state that shelters the rich and famous

Every Monday morning, at the Cote d'Azur airport in Nice, scores of BlackBerry-wielding businessmen await their weekly flight to London. They are possibly the most well-heeled commuters in the world.

OFT to offer £100,000 to whistleblowers

Whistleblowers will be offered up to £100,000 to come forward with information leading to the break-up of price-fixing rings and other cartels.

Brann behind eight-ball as Everton in clear despite fan invasion

Everton will almost certainly be exonerated over a pitch invasion by a small group of their fans in their Uefa Cup last-32 match at SK Brann on 13 February but the Norwegian club will face charges for that and for the "curious incident of the eight-ball", a reference to a pool ball thrown at Everton's goalkeeper, Tim Howard, during the game, The Independent can reveal.

More countries open inquiries into Liechtenstein accounts

The number of countries investigating whether their citizens have been illegally evading tax by using secret bank accounts in Liechtenstein rose to 11 yesterday, with Sweden, Australia and New Zealand all announcing their own inquiries.

Liechtenstein: where the missing billions go

Liechtenstein is a throwback to the days when princes ruled. It is also the focus of a very modern industry: tax evasion. But all that may be about to change...

Fury in Liechtenstein over German tax inquiry

Germany's attempts to track down an estimated 1,000 "prominent" suspects behind the country's biggest tax evasion scandal on record has sparked a furious row between the Chancellor Angela Merkel's government and the Alpine financial haven Liechtenstein.

The $40bn question: how much is Putin worth?

Questions are being asked about whether Vladimir Putin has secretly amassed a multibillion-dollar fortune as turf warfare between the different clans fighting inside the Kremlin intensifies before he leaves the presidency next year.

UK children plummet down science league table

The Government faces further embarrassment over standards of education, after Britain plummeted down yet another international league table this time for science.

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