The most agonising choice many attendees of the World Economic Forum in Davos face is whether to go for a Martini or a smooth Riesling at the countless lavish parties that take place after hours.
Ban Ki Moon
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Friday 26 October 2012
Aung San Suu Kyi and others accused of failing to speak out against persecution
Monday 08 October 2012
Turkish troops have returned fire after cross-border shelling from Syria for the sixth day in a row.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
The Syrian civil war threatened to spread beyond its borders last night as the Turkish army launched artillery attacks against Syria in response to deadly shelling that killed five people in south-east Turkey.
Saturday 04 August 2012
North Korea needs immediate food assistance after heavy rains killed scores of people and submerged swathes of farmland, the United Nations has said.
Sunday 24 June 2012
The road from the airport ran through miles of open fields when delegates arrived in Rio de Janeiro for the original Earth Summit in 1992.
Saturday 09 June 2012
Seven United Nations peacekeeper soldiers were killed yesterday when they were ambushed while on patrol in Ivory Coast.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
German, Italian and Spanish foreign ministries announced today that Syrian ambassadors are being expelled - following similar moves by Britain, France, Australia and Canada after a massacre in which the United Nations says families were shot at close range in their homes.
Saturday 19 May 2012
A suicide car bomb tore through the parking lot of a military compound in Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour this morning, the latest in a wave of blasts targeting security agencies in recent months, the country's state media reported.
Monday 23 April 2012
The Syrian regime was accused yesterday of playing a cat-and-mouse game with international observers as it hid tanks and used gunfire to hold back demonstrators when the UN team toured the restive city of Hama, while the presence of the handful of monitors did little to quell violence elsewhere in the country.
Sunday 22 April 2012
Five UN truce monitors ventured yesterday into one of the hardest-hit strongholds of the Syrian uprising and were thronged by residents clamouring for foreign military aid to oust President Bashar Assad.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Two vehicles carrying UN truce monitors sped away from a large crowd of Syrian anti-regime protesters today when what sounded like a gunshot rang out in a Damascus suburb they were touring, according to amateur video posted online.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Syrian government forces are pounding a rebel stronghold with mortar fire, activists said today, violating a week-old ceasefire the international community is reluctant to declare dead despite ongoing violence.
Thursday 22 March 2012
Russia and China fall into line – but Ban Ki-moon admits fallout from conflict could spread through the region
Monday 12 March 2012
Illegal arrests, revenge attacks and deaths following torture in secret prisons are continuing in Libya by armed militias with the new government failing to establish an effective judicial system, according to the Secretary General of the United Nations.
Thursday 08 March 2012
Google is commemorating International Women’s Day with a colourful ‘doodle’ made up of symbols representing women.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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