Reason for FV Gaul's demise remains subject of speculation although official 2004 inquiry ruled out conspiracy theories
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Sunday 03 July 2011
An eastern Siberian gold mining company is the latest resources firm from the former Soviet Union looking for a chunky listing on the London Stock Exchange.
Friday 01 July 2011
Ex-fashionista turned bestselling novelist, Bella Pollen returns to the troubles of childhood with a fable-like story set on an island in the Outer Hebrides.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
It's the sort of thing we haven't really seen since the Cold War. But US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks allege that China's former finance minister Jin Renjing had to resign in 2007 because he was caught in a honeytrap with a spy from bitter rival Taiwan.
Saturday 25 June 2011
On 25 June 1950, communists from the north of Korea invaded the south, thereby starting the first major proxy war between western powers and the communist bloc.
Friday 10 June 2011
Still the emperor of espionage in a world of new wars, Le Carrré both sticks to his guns and moves with the times. This latest plunge into the rotten entrails of the secret state begins on a Caribbean tennis court.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Jodie Foster said yesterday it was "natural" for her to ask Mel Gibson to star in The Beaver. She said: "I've been friends with Mel for over 15 years and we've had many, many long discussions about life and so it was a natural place to go."
Thursday 05 May 2011
The remains of a British pilot shot down during the Korean War have been handed over, the government said yesterday.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
The best writers can bring the past to life in vivid detail – whether the subject is the Cold War or the Cavaliers. Any of these tomes is worthy of shelf space.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Friday 01 April 2011
Their most recent heyday was the Cold War. But defectors have been around as long as states have been fighting each other. Think, for example, Benedict Arnold or Rudolf Hess. Now this eclectic company has been joined by Moussa Koussa, until lately foreign minister of Libya, and now a guest at a "secret undisclosed location" of Her Majesty's Government.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Ethan Couch: Texas quadruple murderer – or a victim of ‘affluenza’?
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