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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Friday 24 February 2012
Britain is to recognise the Syrian opposition as a "legitimate representative" of the country's people, William Hague said today.
Sunday 21 August 2011
Architecture is traditionally one of the more lasting human endeavours.
Friday 15 July 2011
Typically, beautifully, the 12-line title poem of a volume that embodies Heaney's return from illness begins with a "close-up" of aid workers on TV swinging "bags of meal" one to another as soldiers fire.
Tuesday 28 December 2010
Linda Norgrove has been shortlisted for a posthumous humanitarian award for her "selfless" work in Afghanistan. The 36-year-old aid worker died in a failed rescue attempt by US special forces after being seized by militants in September.
Friday 03 December 2010
Members of the US Special Forces have been disciplined after an investigation into the death of Linda Norgrove, a British aid worker in Afghanistan, revealed she was killed by a grenade thrown by her would-be rescuers.
Friday 29 October 2010
The parents of aid worker Linda Norgrove today spoke of their "nightmare" at learning of their daughter's death in Afghanistan.
Monday 27 September 2010
A British aid worker has been abducted while working in eastern Afghanistan after an ambush by insurgents.
Monday 09 August 2010
Aid agencies in Afghanistan have launched urgent reviews of their security in the wake of the killings of 10 medical workers in the north of the country.
Tuesday 20 October 2009
Irish aid worker Sharon Commins arrived back in Dublin last night, free at last after three and a half months as a hostage of bandits in the mountains of Darfur, in western Sudan.
Friday 03 April 2009
Sunday 20 July 2008
Something is wrong with a world in which three hundred million Africans live on less than €1 a day, while every cow in the EU receives a daily subsidy of €2.50. Giles Bolton, a diplomat and aid worker, has written a compelling and accessible primer about the West's dealings and intentions towards Africa which lucidly explains what, and blows the whistle alerting us to bad practices and mismanagement within the multi-million-dollar aid business.
Tuesday 01 April 2008
All six French aid workers convicted in December of trying to smuggle over a hundred children out of Chad were freed last night after receiving pardons from Chad's president.
Monday 15 January 2007
Monday 26 December 2005
Sunday 13 November 2005
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her