The most agonising choice many attendees of the World Economic Forum in Davos face is whether to go for a Martini or a smooth Riesling at the countless lavish parties that take place after hours.
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
The M23 rebels are on the march, capturing a key Congolese city after overrunning UN troops. But who is really backing them?
Friday 16 November 2012
Foreign Secretary William Hague today hailed a potential turning point for Syria as he met the leaders of a coalition opposed to president Bashar Assad.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Operatives allowed themselves to be bullied by a murderous government
Sunday 04 November 2012
The Government is to cut its longstanding commitment to provide foreign aid to India because the country's growing economy means it no longer needs British support, it emerged today.
Saturday 06 October 2012
Embattled minister overruled department to help controversial leader Paul Kagame
Monday 04 June 2012
Taliban plans forced SAS to bring forward daring rescue mission
Sunday 03 June 2012
A British aid worker held hostage in Afghanistan is recovering from her ordeal today after special forces swooped on a remote hide-out.
Monday 30 April 2012
The mutilated body of a British aid worker who was kidnapped earlier this year in Pakistan has been found in the south-western city of Quetta.
Saturday 07 April 2012
Thousands flee to neighbouring Lebanon as regime cracks down ahead of ceasefire
Wednesday 21 March 2012
As Burma prepares for by-elections, a new report accuses the army of the rape, torture and murder of ethnic people, with Human Rights Watch (HRW) saying that the abuse of civilians has deepened since fighting against ethnic Kachin rebels in the country's north-east was triggered last year after a 17-year ceasefire. Up to 75,000 people have been forced from their homes.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Russia offered heavily-qualified support yesterday for a United Nations initiative to end the bloodshed in Syria, as opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's regime faced an intensifying struggle to oust him.
Monday 12 March 2012
The United States and Russia clashed over Syria at the U.N. today after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the divided Security Council to speak with one voice and help the Middle Eastern nation "pull back from the brink of a deeper catastrophe."
Wednesday 07 March 2012
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos headed to the shattered central Syrian city of Homs today, where activists have accused regime forces of trying to cover up evidence of a month-long military assault and alleged execution-style killings.
Saturday 03 March 2012
China urged the Syrian government and rebels trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad to end all acts of violence, especially against civilians.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Tunisia's president has said he is ready to offer asylum to Syrian leader Bashar Assad as part of a negotiated solution to the Syrian conflict.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
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