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UK sales for 2013 surge to $5.6bn, bringing its corporation tax arrangements back into the spotlight

Pace takes over Philips set-top box arm

Pace Micro has become the third-largest set-top box maker in the world after snapping up the set-top box arm of Philips, the Dutch consumer electronics giant, in a 68m deal.

Bruce stands firm as West Ham lift Upson bid to £6m

Birmingham City have rejected an improved offer of £6m from West Ham United for the defender Matthew Upson. The Blues manager, Steve Bruce, is determined to keep hold of the 27-year-old centre-half until at least the end of the season. Birmingham turned down a £4m offer from the Hammers last week.

Wales 0 Bulgaria 0: Enterprising Wales short of firepower

Wales limbered up for their first Euro 2008 qualifier - a daunting fixture in the Czech Republic on 2 September - with a game of numerous missed scoring opportunities, 11 substitutions and no fewer than five Welsh captains before just 8,200 fans here in Swansea last night.

Leading article: The benefits of a flexible approach to borders

Montenegro has voted, and by the narrowest of margins this former republic of now defunct Yugoslavia has decided to make the final break. It will leave the union with Serbia, and go it alone as a separate state. The final majority will be official in two weeks' time, but already there is no going back. Montenegro, with its 670,000 inhabitants, is set to become Europe's newest state.

Gadgets &amp; Gizmos: Designer Vision DVX-POD 7010<br/>Oregon Scientific MP120<br/>Motorola Razr V3<br/>Sim Card Databank<br/>BaByliss Foot Vibes

The gadget of the moment is the PMC - the Personal Media Centre. Numerous models are being launched, but the DVX-Pod caught my eye due its 7in widescreen display with a glorious 854 x 640 resolution.

Nokia loses its grip on mobile dominance

Profit margins at Nokia are expected to come under increasing pressure this year as the Finnish mobile phone maker battles to stop the rot in its crucial market share figures.

Unilever's path to growth is rocky

Superscape pins hope on phone play; More left in St James's recovery

Motorola dumps Symbian stake

Wireless gadgets: Motorola Bluetooth handset <br></br>Thomson WSP740U active speakers <br></br>SolarGuard Wireless Alarms <br></br>Thomson Video Sender

Out of sight, but not out of mind - wireless technologies like Bluetooth and infra-red are helping to revolutionise the way we see, hear, talk and play, says David Phelan
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Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

Greece referendum

Greeks say 'No' to austerity and plunge Europe into crisis
Ten years after the 7/7 terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?

7/7 bombings anniversary

Ten years after the terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?
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No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

No hope and no jobs in Gaza

So the young risk their lives and run for it
Fashion apps: Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers

Fashion apps

Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers
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
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
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
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate