The Italian socialist authors' sequel to Q has finally been translated into English after a four year wait. James Legge meets half of their number
Ghost towns, abandoned government headquarters and decomposing train depots – around the world there are still hundreds of these locations, all infected with the sadness of a forgotten former life
An independent Scotland might find itself unable to guarantee the deposits of savers in the event of another financial crisis, the Treasury warns today.
Fight to protect haloumi could deepen the enmity on this divided island
Immigrants are increasingly the target of attacks on the stricken holiday island, writes Charlotte McDonald-Gibson in Trachoni
Some savers may face losses of up to 60 per cent in deal designed to avert bankruptcy
Any message from the Archbishop this Easter?
In a speech laden with criticism of Europe’s currency union for “experimenting” with the island’s fate, the president of Cyprus has said the risk of bankruptcy has been contained and it has no intention of leaving the euro.
Anger at a deal aimed at saving Cyprus from bankruptcy spilled into the streets today with thousands of students and finance workers demanding answers after the government said banks would remain shut for two more days and details of strict capital control measures emerged.
Q. We are going to Cyprus on 14 April. Do you think we will have any problems? Lesley-Jane Smith, Worcester
Investors fear raids on bank accounts in other countries after Cypriot rescue deal is hailed by eurozone finance chief
In Nicosia, Nathalie Savaricas finds the mood turning towards a drastic solution to ‘the pit of hell’ blamed on Brussels
Cypriot politicians were locked in emergency talks with both Russia and the European Union as they scrambled to come up with a new bailout plan to save the country’s economy. The critical talks came after parliament overwhelmingly rejected a measure to dock people’s savings.
Move would attempt to stop money flowing out of the country
There's the Budget speech the Chancellor should make (as seen by Matthew Norman on Voices today) and then there's the one he's almost certainly going to make. Once you've resigned yourself to that grim reality, Budget Bingo seems the sensible way forward
The eurozone was still embroiled in an acrimonious dispute tonight over whose idea it was to impose a tax on the savings of ordinary depositors in Cypriot banks – a decision that has instigated a financial panic on the Mediterranean island and reactivated the wider eurozone sovereign debt crisis.