The former French racing cyclist Christophe Bassons, who was told to leave the Tour de France and "go home" by disgraced champion Lance Armstrong after speaking out about doping, said he did not feel bitter towards the American.
Barack Obama's election win in 2008 was hailed by some as ushering in a post-racial age in the US. However, recent books and surveys have shown that black American progress has often either halted or declined.
When Obama was elected I was hopeful and fearful at the same time. I was excited about his inaugural promise to close Guantánamo and I believed that he meant it. The suppression of civil liberties is more critical than any other issue we have right now in America, and I would say globally as well. I was hopeful but I knew that the vested interests that benefit from terror theatre and endless war are so powerful that no single president is powerful enough to completely resist that pressure.
UK banks hit by the financial crisis needed bigger taxpayer bailouts to maintain lending and allow the economy to recover, the boss of the chief city regulator said yesterday.
Sony has treated its web-based PlayStation Store to a major – and no doubt, PlayStation 3 owners would contend, much-needed – redesign.
George Osborne's drastic deficit-cutting programme will have sucked £76bn more out of the economy than he expected by 2015, according to estimates from the International Monetary Fund of the price of austerity.
Once again there has been speculation Manchester City would be happy to let the Bosnian striker go, but Dzeko is a quality player who should be given more of chance in the Premier League.
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