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The eurozone is both weaker and stronger than it was five years ago. How can that be so - and why is its survival still uncertain?
Sir Bradley Wiggins signs a contract extension with Team Sky which will see him race for the team until the end of April.
Activity in the UK's construction sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in December but remains robust thanks to continued growth in housebuilding. a survey finds.
Accrington Stanley fans are being asked to spend £20 on souvenir tickets for a game which will never happen.
US actress Donna Douglas, best known for playing the tomboyish Elly May Clampett in 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, dies at the age of 82.
Four people are arrested after cutting through the wire at an RAF base in Lincolnshire.
A young sea eagle described by wildlife experts as "a medical miracle" is found dead on the Isle of Mull.
Washington goaltender Braden Holtby saves a shot against the Florida Panthers, but loses the puck in his pads.
George Mikaberidze defends his controversial GoBe fitness band which it is claimed can count the calories digested by the wearer's body.
French President Francois Hollande says he wants Western sanctions on Russia to be lifted if progress is made in talks on the Ukraine conflict this month.
Pop singer Madonna defends the images of Martin Luther King Junior, Nelson Mandela and others that have been posted on her social media outlets.
John Lewis's managing director has warned that UK firms voice fears about the impact of heavy discounting on Black Friday, describing it as "a blessing in disguise".
John Lewis managing director Andy Street argues consumers should realise there are costs attached to the digital retailing revolution.
A funeral service will be held later for a primary school teacher who died in the Glasgow bin lorry crash.
A 19-year-old is charged after a teenager has part of his nose bitten off.
Researchers have created a device that makes invisible objects in mid-air that you can touch and feel.
China scraps a quota system restricting exports of rare earth minerals after losing a World Trade Organisation (WTO) case.
In the first week of January Las Vegas also becomes home to the excessive ambitions of an industry that believes it really knows what consumers want.
Two Saudi border guards have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on the kingdom's frontier with Iraq, the interior ministry says.
The tomb of a previously unknown queen, Khentakawess III, is unearthed in a necropolis south-west of Cairo, Egyptian officials say.