A statement from Buckingham Palace said today: "The Queen was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nelson Mandela last night. He worked tirelessly for the good of his country, and his legacy is the peaceful South Africa we see today.
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Monday 12 July 2010
The pay gap between carbon traders and more conventional energy traders has halved in three years, with the market increasingly part of the City's mainstream, according to the headhunter Selby Jennings.
Sunday 20 June 2010
Thursday 17 June 2010
*** I do not wish to diminish the significance of Lord Saville's report on the "Bloody Sunday" shootings, however I do find the hypocrisy of some of those who have condemned the military to be sickening.
Friday 11 June 2010
European banks will be offered more assistance in funding their operations by the European Central Bank (ECB).
Wednesday 09 June 2010
Billions of pounds in aid spending is to be reviewed by the Government as it begins a far-reaching efficiency drive that could see funding withdrawn from some overseas development projects.
Sunday 06 June 2010
Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, has called for a revamp of world groups such as the G20, the UN and the World Bank to improve international cooperation.
Storytelling: Bewitching the Modern Mind, By Christian Salmon, trans David Macey<br />Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
Friday 14 May 2010
American academic Ben Yagoda, writing in Memoir: A History last year, offered a provocative explanation of the slump in sales of the literary novel. "Fiction has become a bit like a painting in the age of photography" – a novelty item that has its place in high culture and low but is oddly absent in the middle range: "fiction's day is done".
Wednesday 21 April 2010
Tuesday 20 April 2010
Saturday 27 March 2010
The exuberance of life in the rainforest is beginning to overwhelm us. Our guide José Macanilla has just pointed out a tiny red Dendrobates frog.
Friday 26 March 2010
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
- 2 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Is Facebook making us forget? Study shows that taking pictures ruin memories
- 5 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding