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 Usain Bolt will return to the Olympic Stadium for the Anniversary Games in July. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Usain Bolt will return to London to compete in the IAAF Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium in which he achieved a clean sweep of gol(...)

Guests arrive for the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral, central London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Royalty, dignitaries and admirers from all walks of life paid their final respects to Margaret Thatcher today in the grandest funeral for a Br(...)

The UK's biggest retailer also confirmed it will exit its loss-making business in the United. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Supermarket chain Tesco has reported a 51.5 per cent fall in pre-tax profit for the year to February, the company’s first fall in profits in ne(...)

From left, Clement Attlee, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam Conference in July 1945

In a hotel room in Soho, the American historian Peter Kuznick starts telling me about the origins of his and Oliver Stone’s television series, The (...)

The move to ban wild animals in circuses in Britain was prompted by one owner’s mistreatment of an elephant.

Circus owners will be barred from using wild animals in their acts in Britain by December 2015, under restrictions announced y(...)

A 100 billion Zimbabwean dollar note in a country where hyperinflation is rife. The stability of inflation seems to be a reward for the credibility of inflation targeting. That gives policymakers room to risk expansionary policies.

Why are the high-income countries not mired in deflation? This is the puzzle today, not the absence of the hyperinflation that hysterics have w(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: welcomed the news

Ireland was one of only five countries where no beef products tested positive for horse DNA in an EU-wide programme of (...)

Ships in Dublin Port being loaded with goods for export. Photographer: Dara MacDonaill/Irish Times

Weak international demand saw the value of Irish exports fall by 10 per cent in February. New figures from the Central Statistics Office(...)

A woman jogs past a clothing store announcing discounts in downtown Lisbon. Photograph: Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Reuters

Inflationary pressures eased further in March in the 17 countries using the euro, spurred by a continued downward trend in energy prices, data (...)

France found more cases of illegal horsemeat in beef products than any other EU country, early results of DNA tests ordered in the wake of the scandal have shown

France found more cases of horsemeat in beef products than any other EU member state, results of DNA tests ordered by the European Commission a(...)

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