A Burschenschafter displays his duelling scar

Germany's student duelling clubs face split over 'Aryan' ID cards

Germany has more than a hundred conservative and liberal-nationalist student duelling clubs

Beer giant bucks trend with rising UK sales

The brewer SABMiller has reported a 12 per cent rise in first-half profits, driven by a strong performance in Latin America.

James Moore: African lessons in governance for brewer

Outlook It's a rare thing for Africa to be seen as a highlight of a company's results. The continent has long been synonymous with words like "conflict" and "basket case".

SABMiller profit rise bucks trend

The brewer SABMiller has reported a 12 per cent rise in first-half profits, driven by a strong performance in Latin America.

The Old Truman Brewery will be a natural choice for a party to mark the symbolic return, and the new beer could be poured as early as next March

Truman Ale pours again: Britain's new brewery is 300 years old

Drinkers with a care for history and a London landmark will wait with open mouths next year for the triumphant return of a beer that helped shape their city.

Danny Alexander embraces 'ginger rodent' nickname as he attends launch of beer named in his honour

Danny Alexander MP has celebrated the launch of Ginger Rodent beer which shares the moniker fired at him as an insult by a Labour opponent.

Brits work up a thirst for US ale

American beers are booming over here with sales of £30m – thanks to the help of a pointy-faced mascot, reports Mark Leftly

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Petitioners force MPs to discuss price of a pint

Treasury asked to reconsider annual automatic above-inflation rise by 100,000 signatories

Delayed shipment hits Diageo growth

Diageo, the world's biggest spirits group, said a postponed duty-free shipment and a weak South Korean market hampered quarterly trading.

There's a new species of prohibitionism on the rise

Instead of an outright ban on activities deemed "undesirable" - like getting off your head on booze - the state is trying to render them socially inacceptable

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and why the need to be liked can still determine a presidential election

In the first of an occasional series, our writer - an American expat studying at St Andrews - wonders what role beer plays on popularity and policy in the US

Postcard from... Germany

Record alcohol consumption, mounting violence and eye-watering beer prices have failed to mar this year's traditional Munich Oktoberfest, which reached half-time yesterday with its backers claiming that the marathon drinking event was set to become the most successful yet.

Postcard From...Aargau

In Switzerland, cleanliness is more than next to godliness. It seems to trump absolutely everything else. And as lovely as it is to stroll along the country's über-clean streets and swim in clear, crisp water devoid of the floating plasters endemic in Britain's public pools, I sometimes wonder about their priorities.

Convention Diary: Feel the love - Mia goes down a treat

Ann Romney talked about love – but the Love that was the real smash on Tuesday night was Mia Love, the exotic Republican candidate for Utah's fourth Congressional district.

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US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

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