Regular readers will recall my articles about overseas pensioners and the anger felt by around half a million of them who have had their state pensions frozen.
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Friday 09 March 2012
Can a film and cultural festival be exiled? It can if it's called Reel Syria, and usually takes place in March in the cities of Homs, Damascus and Tartous. Civil war has driven Reel Syria, and the DOX BOX documentary film festival, to London at a critical moment. We have seen what Syrian government forces have done to Homs. But now, in very different imagery, we can see how life under the Assad regime is viewed by longstanding Syrian critics.
Monday 05 March 2012
Officials loyal to President Robert Mugabe have reportedly begun a new onslaught against humanitarian agencies by demanding illegal levies and putting them under surveillance.
Wednesday 29 February 2012
National survey reveals that those living in Northern Ireland are the most content
Friday 17 February 2012
The new leader of the Maldives gave the ex-President's party four days from yesterday to decide whether to join a coalition government, hoping the move would end long-standing political divisions.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
You can learn a lot about a nation, good and bad, from its sporting obsessions. The quiet heroism and fussy cucumber sandwiches of cricket tell one story about Britain; the self-deprecating chants of a good football crowd, and the tendency to thuggishness of a bad one, tell another. I bet there are some lessons about the Afghan psyche to be gleaned from a game of buzkashi, or goat grabbing.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Disability campaigners were dismayed yesterday as the Government narrowly won a vote in the House of Lords against an attempted amendment to its reforms of the Disability Living Allowance.
Sunday 15 January 2012
The latest string of credit downgrades in the eurozone requires Britain to "redouble our efforts" to boost economic growth, Foreign Secretary William Hague urged today.
Saturday 07 January 2012
UN peacekeepers tell residents of Jonglei state capital to flee as raiders approach
Sunday 18 December 2011
Wednesday 30 November 2011
The shadow Chancellor Ed Balls declared yesterday that George Osborne's mini-Budget was final proof that "plan A has failed – and has failed colossally".
Wednesday 23 November 2011
Pakistan's ambassador to the US said last night he was stepping down from his post as the swirling controversy over an alleged plot to oust the country's military leadership refused to go away.
Friday 18 November 2011
North Face millionaire environmentalist fights to set up vast wetlands park in Argentina
Sunday 13 November 2011
Staff in the NHS and other services are being shifted into mutual-style programmes based on the John Lewis model
Saturday 02 October 2010
From games to geography, Rhodri Marsden selects indispensable tools for navigating, learning, enjoying yourself, or just killing time on the go.
Sunday 04 June 2006
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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