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Astronomers discover the biggest thing in the Universe

There's some pretty big stuff out there in the Universe, but how big is the biggest? According to a team of Hungarian-US scientists led by Prof Lajos …

10 dingen die je nog niet wist over Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola is een van de bekendste bedrijven ter wereld en je hebt vast en zeker ooit in je leven het populaire drankje gedronken, maar wist je deze …

Chelsea have become the Millwall of the Premier League - and Jose Mourinho is to blame

Paul Hayward: The row surrounding Eva Carneiro simply underlined how the manager thrives on controversy, to the detriment of his club<p>In a week of medical mayhem a fan of a rival club piped up to say Chelsea were “inherently evil.” Jose Mourinho will not care about mischievous efforts to compare his …

Manchester United Transfer News: Top Names Eyed by Red Devils in Latest Rumours

Manchester United may well have kicked off the 2015/16 Premier League with two victories, yet the performances simply haven’t been worthy of a side challenging for the title.<p>Sure, they say the sign of champions is playing badly and winning, but it’s clear the Red Devils aren’t quite up to …

Greece has a new bailout, but there's a 'Catch 22'

After six hours of talks in Brussels, ministers said in a statement: "The Eurogroup considers that the necessary elements are now in place to launch the relevant national procedures required for the approval of the ESM financial assistance."<p>Assuming final approval next week by the German and some …

Europe

Apple has a clever idea for an iPad case that changes depending on the apps you use

The company was recently granted a patent for an iPad case that can interact with apps to display notifications through the cover and more.<p>The accessory in the patent describes a case that has a few different panels on its cover. The way it's drawn in the sketches that accompany the filing makes it …

Apps

Major iPhone 6s video leak: This might be the new iPhone’s Force Touch screen

Last week we saw a series of leaked images that showed the alleged display assembly of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, complete with the necessary …

Senior US official: China has been accessing the Obama administration's private emails since 2010

The email espionage — codenamed "Dancing Panda" by the US before being dubbed "Legion Amethyst" — was detected in April 2010.<p>"The intrusion into personal emails was still active at the time of the briefing and, according to the senior official, is still going on," NBC reported.<p>"Dancing Panda" has …

Obama Administration

Germany gained 100 bn euros from Greece crisis: study

The sum represents money Germany saved through lower interest payments on funds the government borrowed amid investor "flights to safety", the study said.<p>"These savings exceed the costs of the crisis -- even if Greece were to default on its entire debt," said the private, non-profit Leibniz …

Real Madrid Transfer News: Rafa Benitez Hints at Signings, Karim Benzema Rumours

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez has hinted that Los Blancos could make some more additions to their squad before the transfer window closes at the end of August.<p>The La Liga giants have been relatively quiet so far this summer, with no major additions being made.<p>The signing of right-back Danilo …

The way you pay for your iPhone is about to change

That price, which you'll see all over the ads and other marketing materials for the iPhone, is actually the subsidized price of the phone when you sign up for a two-year contract with your carrier. The real cost of the iPhone is $649 or higher, depending on the model you choose.<p>On Friday, Verizon …

16 of the world's most enormous statues

Taking up to 20 years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 16 enormous creations do just that. They'll stand for centuries as icons of history and culture for visitors to enjoy. From the world's largest reclining Buddha to a 105 foot tall sculpture of Mao Zedong, keep scrolling for a …

Mao Zedong

These images of the star-smeared sky aren't what you think (pictures)

Manchester United vs Barcelona: The combined XI in pictures - Telegraph

Greece crisis: EU bailout talks in Athens delayed

<b>Talks between Greece and its European creditors on a third €86bn (£60bn; $94bn) bailout have been delayed due to logistical problems, officials say.</b><p>Greek officials had been expected to meet representatives of EU creditors in the Greek capital Athens on Friday.<p>But a European Commission spokeswoman …

Europe

Greek business exodus to 'safe haven' Bulgaria

"We have stability here: reliable taxation, sound legislation and a positive environment," said Ioannis Politis, manager of Greek hygiene products company Septona, which established a plant in the northern Bulgarian city of Ruse 10 years ago.<p>Some 120 large Greek businesses set up in Bulgaria in the …

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

Apple has a clever idea that could make Apple TV a lot better

The document, which was published Thursday, details a system that would allow you to log in and out of an Apple TV with just your fingerprint.<p>The patent isn't specific to Apple TV, but Apple does cite a set-top box as a primary example. The illustration within the patent application also shows a TV …

Rome finally abandons 'too complicated' Roman numerals

Italy to drop use of Roman numerals - which still appear on road signs and official documents - after thousands of years<p>They have survived thousands of years since their birth in ancient Rome, but Roman numerals are finally to be phased out after they were deemed too complicated for the modern-day …

City Politics

Chelsea Transfer News: Jose Mourinho Reveals Kevin De Bruyne Crumbled at Blues

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed Kevin De Bruyne left the club because he couldn't cope with the competitive nature of the Blues' squad.<p>The Belgian was sold after failing to make an impression, despite being marked as one of the sport's top developing talents. Speaking with regards to his …

Manchester United Transfer News: Huge Angel Di Maria, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Rumours

Manchester United have accepted a €65 million (approx. £45.5 million) bid from Paris Saint-Germain for Argentinian winger Angel Di Maria, according to France Football (h/t <i>Marca</i>).<p>The report also suggests he is due to sign for the Ligue 1 champions in the "next few hours," bringing an end to one of …

Arsenal: Arsene Wenger denies he could buy 'almost any player'

<b>Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed suggestions that he could sign almost any player in the world.</b><p>Club director Lord Harris made the comments in the Daily Mail, saying Wenger has the financial backing to break the club's transfer record.<p>"He's gone a bit overboard. It's not true," said …

Soccer

If you believe we're in a global interest rate bubble then this Morgan Stanley note will be music to your ears

A new note to investors from economists at Morgan Stanley argues that yes, it is possible that the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank are causing as-yet unseen inflation via their policies of holding interest rates at 0% for extended periods.<p>Its title is: "Could …

Germany is the hypocritical worst: Arrogance, austerity — and zero sense of history

<b>German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 11, 2015, the day after the state election in the German state of Bremen. Germany's main center-left party won the election in the country's smallest state, Bremen, and is expected to prolong its decades-long</b> …

Europe

Eurozone debt crisis: why the Greece deal will work

The deal between Brussels and Athens is actually a good one for both sides<p>Now that Greek banks have reopened and the government has made scheduled payments to the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, does Greece’s near-death experience mark the end of the eurozone crisis? The …