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  • Leading article: Fukushima has revealed the dangers of the nuclear road
    Friday, 18 March 2011

    There have been inspiring moments – such as the discovery of a man alive after five days under the rubble – but they have been precious few. Most moving has been the courage of the handful of workers braving explosions and fires in the three crippled...

  • Leading article: The international community has been found wanting over Libya
    Thursday, 17 March 2011

    Quite simply, the speed of the fightback by pro-Gaddafi forces threatens to outrun international efforts to thwart it. And while the situation on the ground in Libya remains confused, so too are the efforts being made to co-ordinate international act...

  • Letters: Perspectives on Libya
    Friday, 18 March 2011

    Last hope: send in the Egyptians You rightly note that the EU, G8 and Nato have all failed to reach a consensus on what to do about Libya, while the Arab League is capable of imposing a no-fly zone and yet "has submitted its request" to enforce s...

  • Leading article: A warning that needs to be heeded
    Friday, 18 March 2011

    His 2008 prediction that the recession would be the worst in 60 years – which was initially rubbished – proved closer to the mark than those of other forecasters. The recapitalisation of the banks – in which Mr Darling had a major hand – stemmed the ...

  • Patrick Cockburn: To have an impact, this kind of intervention needs clear objectives
    Friday, 18 March 2011

    The Americans, the British and the French have come to understand that establishing a no-fly zone is not enough. Colonel Gaddafi's main strike force consists of tanks and infantry, so inability to use aircraft might not be sufficient to stop him capt...

  • Letters: Perspectives on public-service cuts
    Thursday, 17 March 2011

    Front line and 'back office' I read that 11,000 servicemen and women from our already scrawny, overstretched, under-resourced yet magnificently performing armed forces are due to be made redundant – having done nothing other than their own jobs t...

  • Leading article: The misery of a lost generation
    Thursday, 17 March 2011

    Nor are there any real signs of improvement in the general jobs markets. It is true that the numbers employed in the private sector rose in the three months to the end of January by 32,000 to 29.16 million. But many of those jobs are part-time positi...

  • Hana El-Gallal: 'He will kill everyone. Do something. Please...'
    Thursday, 17 March 2011

    Whenever he gets to Benghazi, he will deny us our lives too. Days ago, a no-fly zone could have been imposed and that would have helped. It would still help, but now it may be too late. Even so, it is not too late to help to stop him reaching us. The...

  • John Rentoul: Tory panic attack
    Friday, 18 March 2011

  • John Rentoul: The Surrey Factor
    Friday, 18 March 2011

  • Leading article: Spirit in the sky
    Friday, 18 March 2011

    "She" is, of course, the moon. And Earth's original satellite will be abnormally large this weekend. Tomorrow we will witness a phenomenon known as the "supermoon", whereby our planet's nearest neighbour will be closer than at any time in 18 years. I...

  • David Prosser: So, how much is the company really worth?
    Friday, 18 March 2011

    Still, businesses do not simply pluck numbers out of the air when making an acquisition. Valuing a company is an art as well as a science, but there are some basic principles to follow. Even quite a young company will have figures showing its past ea...

  • Leading article: Eastern promise
    Thursday, 17 March 2011

    So does this signal inflation in the pedigree dog market? Is now the time to buy Puglets, in the hope of a huge return in a few years? Perhaps. But buyer beware. For a dog to get the kind of premium prices fetched by the likes of Big Splash it needs ...

  • Sean O'Grady: Time to get real about our crazy taxation system
    Thursday, 17 March 2011

    The key thing to remember is that, despite its name, national insurance (NI) is simply another form of income tax, as is, in a way, the withdrawal of child tax credits and child benefit as earnings rise. Also included is the way tax thresholds and pe...

  • Richard Garner: Arts and the humanities will suffer the most
    Thursday, 17 March 2011

    If anything, it exacerbates the situation by delivering some of the biggest cuts to the newer universities – which will then be under even greater pressure to increase their fees. These institutions are grappling with a double-edged sword. Will they ...

  • Deborah Ross: Pity the father when the son leaves home
    Thursday, 17 March 2011

    So it's sad for the father, too, who already misses his son horribly; misses being called "lame" and a "chump" and a "wally" and having his sandals laughed at, as well as his dress sense generally, and being repeatedly asked: "What do you know?" He m...

  • Patrick Cockburn: Saudi response reveals fear that Sunni power is fading
    Thursday, 17 March 2011

    "There is a general campaign against the Shia," said Yusuf al-Khoei of the al-Khoei Foundation, a leading Shia charitable organisation. "The best way for these [Sunni Muslim] states to gain the allegiance of the Shia is to treat them nice and stop ac...

  • Steve Connor: The problem with the Fukushima reactors is their age
    Thursday, 17 March 2011

    All six reactors at Fukushima are boiling water reactors (BWRs), meaning that the flow of water used to cool the reactors is the same water used to turn the steam turbines of the electricity generators. In more modern pressurised water reactors (PWRs...

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