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COURTS: Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich won at the High Court today when a judge threw out claims brought against him by Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.
The judge rejected allegations against the Russian billionaire businessman of blackmail, breach of trust and breach of contract.
Ruling in Mr Abramovich’s favour, Mrs Justice Gloster said that Mr Berezovsky — who was seeking £3 billion damages — gave “deliberately dishonest” evidence.
PARALYMPICS: Comic Frankie Boyle defended his controversial comments about the Paralympics as “celebratory” today and said he was just doing his “job.”
He was criticised after joking that the Saudi Arabian team at the Games were “mainly thieves,” referring to criminals being punished by having their hands removed for stealing.
But today he told fans: “I’ll be joking about Paralympics same way I joked about the Olympics.”
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