Arts and Entertainment The disputed objects were largely ancient Etruscan treasures, similar to this one - an Etruscan black-figured amphora depicting the death of Medusa - on display in Rome's Qurinale Presidential Palace

Sculptures of marble heads, a bronze bust of Alexander the Great and bronze statuettes of the gods form part of the collection

Two held over World Cup packages 'fraud'

Two people were arrested on suspicion of fraud after an internet company sold football fans costly World Cup packages to South Africa before telling them it had gone bust, police said today.

World Cup fans 'lose thousands as firm collapses'

Police were today investigating claims by football fans who said they have lost thousands of pounds after buying World Cup packages to South Africa from an internet company which then told them it had collapsed.

FSA fines shares 'cheat' a record £2.8m

He claims to live in a former council house, holidays in the South of France only thanks to the generosity of friends and says even when his business (now in liquidation) was at its height, it was only a tiny operation.

Portsmouth offer James new contract

Portsmouth have confirmed new contracts have been offered to England goalkeeper David James, defenders Hermann Hreidarsson and Ricardo Rocha as well as veteran forward Kanu.

Former Kaupthing bank boss wanted by Interpol

The former chairman of Kaupthing, the Icelandic bank that collapsed in 2008, has been added to Interpol's wanted list.

Stephen Foley: The language barrier to reforming Wall Street

US Outlook: If you're having trouble trusting mainstream politicians in the UK, you should come over here.

A1 Grand Prix still racing to find buyers

The A1 Grand Prix, which was set up as a rival to Formula One and is majority own by RAB Capital, is still looking for a buyer after collapsing just days before the start of its 2009/10 season.

Portsmouth 'shadow' should be removed says judge

A High Court judge today ordered a hearing into whether the administration keeping Portsmouth afloat as a Premier League team was validly appointed.

Potential buyer still interested in Portsmouth

New Zealand businessman Victor Cattermole claims his Endeavor Plan consortium are still interested in buying Portsmouth.

Portsmouth banned from emergency player sale

Premier League reacts to the concerns of rivals' managers after Fifa ruling

Portsmouth 'hopeful' of new deal

Club propose paying off part of tax debt then clearing remaining money in stages

'Tidal wave' of business failure feared as tax help scheme ends

The Government has been warned that it faces a "ticking time bomb" of company closures and job losses when a scheme to allow firms to delay their tax payments is wound up.

Record number declared insolvent

A record number of people in England and Wales were declared insolvent during 2009, figures showed today.

Pompey face another takeover

Hong Kong-based businessman prepares dramatic bailout that could save troubled South Coast club

UK praised for final banking bail-out plans

The European Commission today approved what it called the last two chapters in UK Government-funded bank bail-outs.

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