Apple's disappointing update this week sent shares in most of its suppliers tumbling, but smartphone parts maker Laird got City approval after its strategy update yesterday.
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Thursday 10 February 2011
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor maintained his boycott of his war crimes trial for a second day yesterday, prompting judges to adjourn the case to consider whether to allow a defence appeal over key documents.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
The lawyer representing Charles Taylor stormed out of court yesterday after judges refused to accept a written summary of the former Liberian president's defence at the end of his landmark war crimes case.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Charles Taylor's lawyer has stormed out of court after judges refused to accept a written summary of the former Liberian president's defence case at the end of his war crimes trial in the Netherlands.
Wednesday 29 December 2010
West African leaders delivered a final ultimatum to Laurent Gbagbo in person yesterday, threatening that the military would oust him if he doesn't go into exile, a month after the disputed election.
Monday 13 December 2010
Labour is preparing a break with its recent past by dropping its unquestioning support of US foreign policy under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
Saturday 11 December 2010
Thursday 09 December 2010
The 'bush wives' were the forgotten victims of Sierra Leone's civil war. Now their plight is being addressed.
Sunday 31 October 2010
Sunday 24 October 2010
Monday 11 October 2010
George Osborne's axe is on its way and the doomsayers reckon that if applied too heavily, it could send the economy back into recession. But as reported in this column in recent months, the gloom appears to be lifting on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim). Several pieces of research have indicated that more companies are considering a listing or raising more money, and all the pointers show that confidence is on the up on the small-cap index.
Wednesday 06 October 2010
The latest group show organised by All Visual Arts sees artists such as the Chapman Brothers, Polly Morgan and Paul Fryer contributing works looking at the impermanence of pleasure when viewed from the perspective of death.
Friday 24 September 2010
It's not unusual in West Africa to see dancing "devils" entertaining a crowd of amused local people. Tim Butcher encountered one shortly after crossing the border between Sierra Leone and Liberia, and he describes it in his new book as a masked figure – the headpiece carved from a single piece of jet-black wood – with a floor-length raffia skirt. Everyone knows there's a human being underneath, but the "devil" is accompanied by a young man who keeps brushing its skirt flat to maintain the illusion.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
A former bomb disposal expert has been awarded more than £100,000 compensation by the Ministry of Defence because the Army failed to treat him for post-traumatic stress disorder. The unnamed soldier, who served in Britain, the Gulf, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, was medically discharged in 2004 after 20 years of service but argued that he would not have had a breakdown later on had his condition been properly monitored and treated.
Saturday 21 August 2010
Monday 09 August 2010
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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