Japan’s trade deficit has hit an all-time high as imports were swollen by higher energy prices and a weak yen.
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Wednesday 05 June 2013
Six people have been killed in a building collapse in Philadelphia.
Monday 03 June 2013
Fracking company IGas today ramped up the estimate of its shale gas reserves in the North-West by more than 10 times.
Friday 31 May 2013
Cancer rates are not expected to rise after Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident as people quickly left the area hit by the world's worst such disaster in 25 years, a UN scientific committee said on Friday.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
An earthquake on the North Wales shoreline has been felt over an area of 140km.
Friday 24 May 2013
The magnitude 8.2 quake was located in the Sea of Okhotsk, just to the west of the Kamchatka Peninsula
Saturday 18 May 2013
You can't fault Northern Ballet for timing, as its new stage adaptation of The Great Gatsby drops on London the same week as Baz Luhrmann's film remake is shown in Cannes. The first night even mustered a red carpet and a posse of paparazzi at the door. But what works on stage is not what works on screen. There can be no panoramic camerawork to establish Jay Gatsby's palatial estate, no text with which to convey "the exhilarating ripple" of Daisy Buchanan's voice. What's more, the characters must identify themselves without being named. So, it's a credit to David Nixon as both director and choreographer that he not only succeeds in telling the story clearly, and pacily, but with a depth of visual detail that sends you scurrying back to F Scott Fitzgerald's prose to verify the exact descriptive phrase. And it's all there. For once, no one goes home muttering "that's not how I remember the book".
Friday 17 May 2013
Google is ‘evil’ for its approach to taxation
Thursday 16 May 2013
More people choose to donate organs
Green energy boss Dale Vince accuses Government of risking energy security by cutting subsidies and changing agenda
Sunday 12 May 2013
The founder of Britain’s first green electricity provider has accused the Coalition of risking the UK’s future energy security through a “disastrous” inconsistency in policies. Ecotricity boss Dale Vince accused the Government of hugely undermining confidence among potential investors, who are desperately needed to finance an essential overhaul of the UK’s energy infrastructure at a cost of around about £200bn over the next decade.
Friday 10 May 2013
Paramedic who was among the first responders to blast that killed 14 people and wounded 200 is arrested for allegedly possessing a pipe bomb
Friday 10 May 2013
Juan Antonio Bayona (114mins)
Thursday 09 May 2013
IGas chief warns that any production of shale gas would involve 'flaring off' leakages
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Understandably, because it was but a minor episode in Giulio Andreotti's long life, in the course of his fascinating and insightful obituary (7 May), Rupert Cornwell did not refer to his brief membership of the indirectly elected European Parliament in the late 1970s, writes Tam Dalyell.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Hiscox, the Lloyd's of London insurer that specialises in the finer things in life, posted a revenue rise after a catastrophe-free start to the year.
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Trainer believes 100 Newmarket horses may have been treated with the same drug
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more