Trust was very much a theme on a day when Manchester City issued a reminder that they are not about to surrender their title lightly and a fabulously defiant Newcastle United refused to wave any white flags.
Barack Obama delivered the most impassioned speech of his presidency on Sunday night, addressing the grieving families of Newtown, Connecticut with words of comfort while delivering a clarion call to the nation that enough was enough and that the "carnage" of mass shootings must end.
East Asia is bracing for an era of tension and confrontation after Japan's general elections returned a hawkish conservative to power.
Argentina faces the prospect of eviction from the world economic community after its apparent failure to respond to a three-month deadline set by the International Monetary Fund to produce accurate inflation and growth statistics.
Nick Clegg is to adopt a high-risk strategy of highlighting Liberal Democrat policy differences with their Conservative partners before government announcements have been made, according to the deputy prime minister's former adviser .
Senior Conservatives appeared to be split on Sunday over how they should tackle the growing electoral threat from the UK Independence party, which has risen to third in the polls.
Almost every product you buy now carries a barcode, and its familiar black-and-white lines are used in more than 5bn transactions each day. Its co-inventor, N Joseph Woodland, who patented the idea 60 years ago, has died aged 91.
The trophy will soon adorn the bar of the Original Farmers Arms in Ecclestone, Lancashire. Bradley Wiggins, the Tour de France and Olympic champion and newly-crowned sports personality of the year, said that – after a spell on his nan's mantelpiece – the silverware had been promised to his local.