Japan’s private sector is losing faith in prime minister Shinzo Abe’s “shock and awe” tactics to revive the world’s third biggest economy after worrying figures today showed business investment flat-lining in the latest quarter
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Sunday 17 February 2013
Islamists have waged a guerilla war in the region for over a year
'We believe the EU is stronger with the UK's involvement': Joe Biden to discuss referendum worries with David Cameron
Tuesday 05 February 2013
The US Vice President, Joe Biden, is in London today for a working lunch with David Cameron, on the last day of a tour of European capitals.
Sunday 27 January 2013
BSkyB investors are anxious to hear what impact online rivals such as Netflix and LoveFilm are having on its pay-TV business – and how its own cut-price web service Now TV, launched last summer, is performing.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Irish police have said a detective killed near Dundalk in County Louth was shot without warning. Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, 41, a father of two, was murdered as he acted to stop an attempted robbery at a branch of Credit Union bank in Bellurgan, Jenkinstown.
Friday 18 January 2013
It is an odd fact of UK life that we are home to the biggest and most sophisticated international financial centre in the world, but it seems unable to meet the demand from the British public for home loans at prices they can afford, and it is equally bad at providing loans for small businesses. It is notoriously reluctant to finance the start-ups and early-stage ventures on which our future prosperity depends, and on the other side of the balance sheet it is totally unable to deliver a reasonable return to savers, either on an individual level or via pension schemes.
Thursday 17 January 2013
The dude who got Gangnam Style stuck in my head for a month?
Monday 14 January 2013
A gunman sprayed bullets at the headquarters of Greece's governing centre-right New Democracy party near central Athens early today, with one hitting an office occasionally used by the country's prime minister, officials said. No-one was hurt.
Friday 21 December 2012
The UN Security Council has approved an African-led military operation to oust al-Qa’ida-linked extremists from northern Mali – but not before the training of the country’s security forces and progress on political reconciliation and elections.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
AG Barr has served up a refreshing set of figures ahead of its planned £1.5bn merger with Britvic.
Monday 03 December 2012
Thursday 22 November 2012
More than one in 10 tip-offs about corporate wrongdoing received by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) came from overseas, with British whistleblowers topping the list, a global investigations firm said yesterday.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile