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The writer Hanif Kureishi is a man uniquely-placed to observe today’s world. English-born, with roots in what is now Pakistan, he is a successful
Bold action by government worldwide to counter a financial sector meltdown has failed to boost investors confidence and the bumpy ride continues for
New vehicle registrations in Europe continued to plummet in September. The financial crisis is hitting car makers hard. Sales in Western Europe fell
Unemployment in Britain shot up during the summer at its fastest pace since the recession of the early 1990s. Economists are predicting even bigger
Georgia and Russia have been ordered by the UN’s highest court to ensure the security of all ethnic groups in the breakaway South Ossetia and
Canada’s conservatives have been re-elected to power but without the majority in parliament the prime minister was hoping for. Stephen Harper will
The people of Azerbaijan have been voting in a presidential election in which there was only ever one likely winner. The incumbent Ilham Aliyev is
A long-simmering dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over land surrounding an ancient Hindu temple has erupted into armed conflict. Cambodia
“Krabat” is a new cinema release based on a book by the doyen of German children’s literature Otfried Preußler. In the early 17th century, a
Two adventurers who plan to circumnavigate the globe driven only by the sun have revealed a glimpse of what they say will be the biggest
John McCain’s supporters will be expecting the Republican candidate to deliver a commanding performance in his final TV debate with Barack Obama
The Anna Politkovskaya murder trial has opened in Moscow despite a request for a postponement over the alleged poisoning of her family’s lawyer
Buddhism has gone to Brussels. The Bozar Centre for Fine Arts to be precise, which is hosting an exhibition called “The Smile of the Buddha.” The
Having turned the music industry upside down new technology has the potential to save the book trade, or so say those who are in the business of
Propping up the world’s financial structures is the primary subject of discussion at the European Union leaders’ summit in Brussels. France is
Few surprises are expected in today’s presidential election in Azerbaijan, with the incumbent almost certain to be voted in for a second term
European stock markets have lost some of the gains they made at the start of the week. London’s FTSE and France’s CAC 40 both fell around three
Financial concerns are likely to usurp other topics at the top of the agenda as leaders meet for an EU summit in Brussels.
Ahead of the talks
The final TV showdown between the US presidential candidates takes place tonight, with the debate being portrayed as win or bust for Republican John
On the day that three men go on trial over the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, French police are investigating claims of an attempt
Stephen Harper has been re-elected as Canadian Prime Minister but has again fallen short of winning a majority government.
Projections suggest his
European leaders are being urged not to use the financial crisis as an excuse to go back on promises to fight climate change.
The plea comes from
US stocks fell on Tuesday as fears grew that the American economy has plunged into recession.
San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Janet