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Jose Manuel Barroso

Greece made 'unrealistic promises'

The Greek government made "completely unrealistic promises" to voters that it cannot now fulfil, the former European Commission president tells the BBC.


Raheem Sterling

I'm not a money-grabber - Sterling

Raheem Sterling tells BBC Sport he is not a "money-grabbing 20-year-old" after turning down a Liverpool deal worth £100,000 a week.


Thomas Winkelmann, chief executive, Germanwings (left) and Carsten Spohr, chief executive, Lufthansa (right)

Lufthansa: 'We are very, very sorry'

The CEOs of Germanwings and Lufthansa have said they are sorry for what has happened after visiting Seyne-les-Alpes, the town nearest the site of the crashed Germanwings plane.


You won't believe these critters are real

The 17 most ridiculous animals

Life is magnificent and amazing, but sometimes it can also be utterly preposterous. We've gathered together 17 of the daftest things on Earth


Stop pulling all-nighters. Learn how to share your workload

Why you find it hard to delegate

Stop trying to do everything yourself. Lessons in delegating, for the anti-delegator.


A grand dame is revived in New York

Lincoln Continental, revived

The rear-wheel-drive full-size luxury sedan sends a strong message that there’s life yet in Ford’s beleaguered luxury line.


Will androgynous looks catch on?

‘Women’s clothes’ – for men

‘The girlfriend look’ is all the rage on the catwalk – but will men really wear lace and chiffon? Lindsay Baker investigates.


What supercentenarians can teach us

The world's most exclusive club?

There are a handful of people left on Earth who have been alive in three separate centuries, says Rachel Nuwer. What can they teach us?


No longer sleepy and conservative, Santiago is booming

Chile’s affordable, green capital

Chile’s up-and-coming capital city is safe and affordable, offering easy access to the country’s inviting beaches and wine country.

in depth


What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents show that your mind may be able to retain more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.

life of luxury


Who needs labels?

'Designer' goods often come with eye-watering price tags. But can luxurious items without a big brand name still command big prices?

in focus


The world's best secret hideaways

From gorgeous shots of soaring heights to simple sunsets and shifting sand dunes - here is where BBC Travel's readers go to escape the bustle of daily life.




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