News Edward Snowden speaking during his dinner with a group of four retired US ex-intelligence workers and activists at a luxurious room in an unidentified location.

Former government contractor could join President Obama, Henry Kissinger and Nelson Mandela in historic list

Sir Alex Ferguson has demanded that a defiant message be sent to his club's rivals. 'We're not going away, and I'm not either'

Manchester United rule out pre-season trip to India

Manchester United will not be making their first pre-season trip to India this summer.

Phil Jagielka was originally on the standby list

Phil Jagielka reveals relief at England call up for Euro 2012

Defender Phil Jagielka's "frustration" at missing out on England's initial 23-man squad for Euro 2012 was tempered after being called-up as a replacement for Gareth Barry.

GARETH BARRY: England do not want a repeat of the 2010 World Cup when he was half-fit

Hodgson refuses to gamble on Barry's fitness

Roy Hodgson has vowed that England will not repeat the mistake of taking an unfit Gareth Barry into another tournament, as the day arrives that will tell the manager the full extent of the injury crisis that clouds his European Championship hopes

Ashley Young scores England’s winner in Oslo on Saturday

Humble Hodgson makes modest start as mood music changes

Gary Neville posts a song of the day to his social network followers each morning, and on Saturday it was Paul Weller's "Brand New Start". It is beginning to feel as if this is just such a thing for England, even though it felt faintly Engelbert Humperdinck to be taking a very flat 4-4-2 into Europe on Saturday night.

Steven Gerrard could easily have been shown red for the tackle on Tom Hogli

James Lawton: Gerrard must regain >control if Hodgson is to achieve his limited aim

Roy Hodgson was right to believe he scored a kind of triumph in Oslo and soon enough it was confirmed by the headline "The Roy done good."

Gareth Barry

Roy Hodgson refuses to gamble on Gareth Barry's fitness for Euro 2012

Midfielder set to be replaced by Jagielka in England squad if thigh scan confirms the worst

Gael Clichy pictured training for France

Gael Clichy accuses media of trying to stir up trouble for France squad ahead of Euro 2012

Full-back Gael Clichy insists the atmosphere in the France squad is positive and has accused the media of trying to stir up a repeat of the turmoil which has ruined recent major tournaments for them.

Anders Breivik won't appeal case if found sane

Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, on trial for killing 77 people in a massacre last July, says he won't appeal the court's verdict if he is deemed sane.

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<b>England moment:</b> Selected as captain by caretaker manager Stuart Pearce for friendly match with Holland.

Scott Parker's fitness to be assessed as England assemble for Euro 2012 preparations

Roy Hodgson will assess the fitness of key midfielder Scott Parker when the England squad assembles later today to launch their preparations for Euro 2012.

Medics take away the man who set himself on fire outside the Breivik trial in Oslo

Man sets himself alight outside Anders Breivik trial as survivors relive ordeal

An unidentified man was in hospital suffering from serious burns to his chest and abdomen yesterday after setting himself ablaze and attempting to break through a security cordon outside the Oslo court trying far-right mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik

Shoe thrown at Breivik during trial

The trial of Anders Behring Breivik was interrupted yesterday when the brother of one of his 77 victims hurled a shoe at the confessed mass killer and yelled, "Go to hell".

Anders Breivik trial interrupted by spectator throwing shoe

The trial of Anders Behring Breivik was interrupted briefly today by a spectator who hurled a shoe at the confessed mass killer and yelled "go to hell" before being escorted from the court room, witnesses said.

Roy Hodgson on his appointment

Roy Hodgson to name 23-man England squad for Euro 2012 next Wednesday

Roy Hodgson will name his 23-man England squad for Euro 2012 a week today, the FA have confirmed.

Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ which Sotheby’s are selling in New York

Edvard Munch's 'Scream' sets auction record

It evokes the worst of human angst but at Sotheby’s in New York last night a version of the ‘Scream’ by Edvard Munch bought something closer to astonished wonder as it sold for $119.9 million, breaking all previous records.

Thousands defy Anders Breivik with children's song in Norway

They gathered by the tens of thousands, aiming to face down terror with the power of music.

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