His straight-talking style produced notable moments including his characterisation of the austerity imposed on Greece as “fiscal waterboarding”.
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Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2 demolition of defending champions Japan on Sunday. The United States, winners in 1991 and 1999, became the first nation to win the crown three times, following a rematch of the 2011 final where they lost to Japan on penalties.
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Selected works by SCMP's veteran political cartoonist Harry Harrison from July 2015.
A selection of images from Saturday’s Super Rugby final in which the Highlanders beat the Hurricanes 21-14.
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The Sony World Photography Awards, organised by the London-based World Photography Organisation, seeks to recognise and reward outstanding work in three categories: Professional, Open and Youth.
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Four years after much of Japan's northeastern coast was devastated by a tsunami, a chain of cement sea walls stretching nearly 400km is under construction. Some of the walls will be five storeys high in places.
In a special report, the Post examines Myanmar's enduring links to China, its largest trading partner, ahead of the Southeast Asian country's first free general elections in a quarter-century next year.
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Two years into President Xi Jinping's massive anti-corruption campaign in China, we have collected all the Communist Party's announcements of graft probes since Xi's rise to power.
The data show how graft probes have spread across the nation and intensified since early 2014.
A two-part special report on how Hong Kong copes with tropical cyclones