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The Libyan devils we don’t know, Notebook

The Libyan devils we don’t know

After Friday’s euphoria reality begins to set in.
MPs are getting their first chance to debate Britain’s involvement in Libya this afternoon and already there is concern being expressed about the strength of the coalition against Gaddafi and what the ‘end game’ of our involvement will be.
What is clear from listening to MPs in the debate [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 4:22 pm

Flyjin: my decision to stay in Japan, The Foreign Desk

Flyjin: my decision to stay in Japan

A new word, flyjin, seems to have entered the Japanese vocabulary. A disparaging pun, it plays on the word gaijin which literally means ‘outsider’ and in everyday Japanese describes foreign people. Flyjins are those foreigners who have fled Japan  during the last week and who some Japanese people now view as merely fair-weather friends.
Last Wednesday [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 4:04 pm

English clubs shouldn’t underestimate Inter Milan, Sport

English clubs shouldn’t underestimate Inter Milan

Following last week’s draw for the Champions League quarter-finals, a word about defending champions Inter. To say that they are misunderstood or underestimated in England is in itself wrong, because frankly no one really cares much about them here. As was exhibited by a Chelsea representative after the draw who claimed “we’re happy because we [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 12:48 pm

World of weather, Notebook

World of weather

Daily weather update from i

By | Notebook | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 12:41 pm

iBet: Peterborough are the League One entertainers, Sport

iBet: Peterborough are the League One entertainers

Milton Keynes V Peterborough, League One, 7.45pm
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4-1 with Betfair
When Darren Ferguson took over as manager of Peterborough in January he pledged to shore up their defence. It took him about half a game to realise that for Peterborough, attack is the best form of defence and [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 12:40 pm

Premier League review: Weekend rich in goals, poor in goalkeeping, Sport

Premier League review: Weekend rich in goals, poor in goalkeeping

Who scored the best top-flight goal of the weekend? Tough question.
Danny Higginbotham, with his stunning set-piece for Stoke? Good shout. How about Maynor Figueroa? The Honduran’s match-winner for Wigan nearly burst Birmingham’s net. Or was it Louis Saha? His low drive aided Everton in their win over Fulham and it carried personal resonance, for the [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 12:34 pm

Today from <i>i</i>: Viva Las Vegas, Notebook

Today from i: Viva Las Vegas

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 12:34 pm

Caught & Social: How to take off Winslet’s dress, Notebook

Caught & Social: How to take off Winslet’s dress

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 12:23 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

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By | Digital Digest | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 12:13 pm

Why the lean and mean Novak Djokovic of 2011 has tennis running scared, Sport

Why the lean and mean Novak Djokovic of 2011 has tennis running scared

There was a brief passage of time when Novak Djokovic lived up to his nickname. The Djoker. Not because he was doing the life-and-soul-of-the-party thing, the impressions, the running commentary, the often profligate banter. No. Of course, it was very funny for a while. A breath of fresh air. But it was after the initial [...]

By | Sport | Monday, 21 March 2011 at 9:30 am

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