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Tony Blair claims he is only worth £10 million

Details of the former prime minister's wealth emerge after an interview with Vanity Fair magazine in which Mr Blair refuses to rule out working for Vladimir Putin<p>Tony Blair has claimed he is worth only £10 million - and insisted he has given away an equal amount to charity.<p>Details of Mr Blair’s …

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'I've had enough,' says Mexican attorney general in missing students gaffe

An off-the-cuff comment by the attorney general to cut off a news conference about the apparent killing of 43 missing college students has been taken up by protesters as a rallying cry against Mexico’s corruption and drug trade-fueled violence.<p>During the televised appearance on Friday, attorney …

Why did George Osborne spoil a genuine victory with spin?

After spending so many years pointing out Gordon Brown’s tricks and deceits, I had hoped for a bit of a retirement when George Osborne took office. No such luck. The Chancellor seems to have learned too much from his old nemesis and seems unable to resist stretching the truth – sometimes until the …

Facebook makes it easier to ignore people and pages

Facebook is giving its users more control over the posts and people they see most in their news feeds.<p>On Friday, the company announced new filters in Settings that show the people, pages and groups you follow that posted the most in the past week, along with a summary. If you "unfollow" someone in …

US to deploy 1,500 additional troops to Iraq

US President Barack Obama has authorised the deployment of up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq in order to help train and advise government and Kurdish forces fighting the armed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, the White House has said.<p>"As a part of our strategy for …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …