The letter comes ahead of military exercises between the US and South Korea that the North sees as provocative
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Kids today! They’re so, so... kind: We’ve had wasters and entrepreneurs. But the new generation of youth are big into philanthropy
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Doing good as a teenager used to mean mowing granny’s lawn or teaching English badly in a randomly selected developing country. Then came the me-me millennials whose circuit-board brains helped propel them to overnight riches. Next up: a new generation that combines good intentions, Facebook entrepreneurialism and a desire to save humanity and/or the planet.
Thursday 11 April 2013
I’m not sure I trust this Government to run the scheme in a sensible and sensitive manner given the way some reforms have been conducted so far
Sunday 10 March 2013
The late president had wit and could play a crowd like a trouper
Sunday 10 March 2013
Thursday 07 March 2013
The shadow Home Secretary also said foreign workers should not be allowed to claim child benefit for youngsters living abroad
Friday 04 January 2013
Full marks to Kevin-Prince Boateng and AC Milan. In the face of racist abuse from fans at a (far from) friendly match on Thursday, the Ghanaian player walked off the field and the rest of his team duly followed him.
Monday 17 December 2012
When Japan's Liberal Democratic Party suffered its first election defeat in more than 50 years, it was widely heralded as the end of an era. Just three years later, however, the LDP has made a spectacular comeback, more than doubling its seats in the lower house of the Diet and catapulting Shinzo Abe – the former Prime Minister who lasted just a single, shambolic year in office – back into the top job.
Sunday 25 November 2012
With a reputation for being a hardheaded, canny, political calculator, at first glance Artur Mas has always seemed an unlikely figure to lead Catalonia on what has - after yesterday's elections - become an increasingly uncertain path towards possible independence.
Wednesday 07 November 2012
Mitt Romney may not have been the saviour they were looking for, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a Republican who truly believes that a different candidate, from the array who put themselves up for the Presidential nomination, would have made a better fist of the job.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
The Syrian regime admitted for the first time yesterday that it possesses weapons of mass destruction, as it dismissed as "flagrant interventionism" an Arab League offer to provide a safe exit for President Bashar al-Assad and his family if he steps aside.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Britons are increasingly heading to the Middle East for terrorist training in preparation for attacks in the wake of the Arab Spring, the head of MI5 has said.
Tuesday 05 June 2012
It's hard to imagine that this film won't find a sympathetic audience
Friday 20 April 2012
The quartet turn to the fifth book of Gesualdo's madrigals, an orgy of ecstatic grief and weeping wrought in angelic interlaced harmonies, as in "S'io non miro non moro": "I die if I do not look, but live not when I look – thus I am dead, but not bereft of life."
Monday 16 April 2012
New rules must be implemented to stop people from plundering the Titanic, according to Dr Robert Ballard, who found the ship nearly 27 years ago.
Saturday 07 April 2012
In events that might inspire an Irish dramatist, an unholy turf war has broken out across the country's bogs, pitting the government, the European Commission and the green lobby against rural-dwellers fighting for the right to heat their homes.
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
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
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- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
- 4 Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed