News McAfee claims to have lost the majority of his fortune during the financial crisis

Tycoon leaves US for Canada after building manager says guns and gangs made him fear for his life

Tories trying to buy power, says Straw

Justice Secretary attacks Conservatives for relying on billionaire Lord Ashcroft

Belize PM warns Cameron about role for Ashcroft

Barrow: My government is in 'state of war' with peer

Ashcroft asked questions in Lords about tropical idylls

Caribbean the focus of Tory donor's recent queries in the upper house

Tories finally come clean on Ashcroft tax status

Party's deputy chairman has 'fulfilled the obligations imposed on him'

Ashcroft & Belize: 'The only thing he respects is dollars'

For years Michael Ashcroft's business interests have dominated a tiny Central American state. But now the tide is turning against him. Stephen Foley tests the mood in Belize City

Leading article: A troubling lack of transparency

Lord Ashcroft, the deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, is an individual with an unusual level of influence in our national political life. The businessman turned politician has been a generous donor to Conservative Party coffers for almost three decades.

Tropical storm hits Ashcroft

Prime Minister of Belize steps up campaign to unravel billionaire Tory donor's business interests

The Big Six: Latin American island retreats

Discover dazzling beaches and captivating views at one of these heavenly hideaways

Errors & Omissions: Disgusted of Downing Street makes a schoolboy error

You almost had to feel sorry for Gordon Brown this week, frozen into silence by the question whether he approved of the decision to release the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.

MPs demand fresh scrutiny of Lord Ashcroft

Information watchdog criticised for delays

Paradise in Belize turns sour for Ashcroft

New Prime Minister fires vicious salvo at Conservative Party's biggest donor

Ashcroft to be banned from giving more money to Tories

Straw backs change in law that would deprive Conservative Party of vital source of funding

Five Central American hideaways

Whether you seek a tropical beach hut or a jungle lodge, go wild at one of these rustic retreats.

Tory donations outstrip those to Labour

Conservatives took in donations totalling more than £5m in the last three months of 2008 - almost twice the amount received by Labour - according to figures released today.

Tories face £5m black hole after launch of inquiry into Ashcroft

Company’s donations may have breached electoral law
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Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
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'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

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Historians map out untold LGBT histories

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Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak
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The West’s determination not to offend its Sunni allies helps Isis and puts us all at risk, says Patrick Cockburn
7/7 bombings 10 years on: Four emergency workers who saved lives recall the shocking day that 52 people were killed

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Four emergency workers recall their memories of that day – and reveal how it's affected them ever since
Humans: Are the scientists developing robots in danger of replicating the hit Channel 4 drama?

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We want robots to do our drudge work, and to look enough like us for comfort. But are the scientists developing artificial intelligence in danger of replicating the TV drama Humans?
Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

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'Heritage' is a loaded word in the Dixie, but the Charleston killings show how dangerous it is to cling to a deadly past, says Rupert Cornwell
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Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue