News Edward Snowden speaking during his dinner with a group of four retired US ex-intelligence workers and activists at a luxurious room in an unidentified location.

Former government contractor could join President Obama, Henry Kissinger and Nelson Mandela in historic list

Lord Browne: Three steps to restoring Britain to its global manufacturing strength

All too often we lag behind competitors in translating the fruits of scientific research into commercial success
Former BBC World Service presenter Dave Lee Travis kisses the hand of Aung San Suu Kyi during her visit to BBC Broadcasting House in central London

Back in the UK at last, Aung San Suu Kyi warns off unethical investors

Huge crowds greeted Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she returned to her old home in Oxford

Aung San Suu Kyi made the International Labour Organisation in Geneva the first stop on her Europe tour

Suu Kyi arrives in Europe with a plea: don't let investors derail democracy

After 25 years away, Burma's opposition leader urges continent to be a force for good

Aung San Suu Kyi urges care as world reaches out to Burma

Foreign investment must help — not hurt — Burma's goal of moving toward full democracy, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said today as she welcomed efforts to reach out to her country as it emerges from decades of isolation under military rule.

Our scientific achievements should get better recognition

We should bang the drum long and loud for the great work UK researchers do

Nobel prize cash to be cut after bad investments

The Nobel Foundation has become the latest austerity victim after announcing that the prize money awarded to laureates will be cut by 20 per cent following a series of unfortunate investment decisions.

The statue of Alfred Nobel at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden

Austerity hits the Nobel Foundation as prize money is cut by 20 per cent after years of overspending‎

The Nobel Foundation has become the latest austerity victim after announcing that the prize money awarded to laureates will be cut by 20 per cent following a series of unfortunate investment decisions.

Austerity is a blight on recovery, say City bosses

Three quarters of City bosses believe the Government's austerity agenda is damaging the UK's hopes of recovery, according to new research.

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at a hotel in Bangkok yesterday

Milestone in an epic journey as Aung San Suu Kyi leaves Burma at last

After 24 years, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and Westminster await on historic world tour

Suu Kyi to give Nobel speech, 21 years late

Aung San Suu Kyi will finally get a chance to deliver her acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, nearly 21 years after she won it.

The bulk of the prize money – more than £934,000 – will go to Save the Children in India

Dalai Lama donates £1.1m Templeton Prize money to charity

Dalai Lama gives away prize money but remains silent on self-immolations

The long goodbye ... delays at airports are all too frequent

Tony Wheeler: A change is as good as a rest... or is it?

As holidaymakers we arrive back home tanned, tired and with credit card bills to be faced. But hopefully we're relaxed, rejuvenated and, if we've had an active holiday and not overdone the food consumption, perhaps a few pounds lighter.

Amol Rajan: Democracy has become a joke – and it's not funny

The French are revolting. The Greeks, too. And it's about time. Both countries held elections on Sunday that were in effect referendums on the current European economic strategy, and in both countries voters turned two thumbs down. It's far from clear how soon the votes will lead to changes in actual policy, but time is clearly running out for the strategy of recovery through austerity – and that's a good thing.

Taur Matan Ruak , left, looks set to beat Francisco Guterres

Resistance leader promises East Timor peace as presidency beckons

A former resistance leader, Taur Matan Ruak, is expected to be declared East Timor's new president today, with early counts from yesterday's second-round poll putting him ahead of the opposition Fretilin Party's candidate, Francisco "Lu Olo" Guterres.

After 22 years of waiting, Suu Kyi to take first step into parliament

Supporters celebrate historic by-election victory, but military to retain grip on power

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Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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