Guardian columnist Sali Hughes has spoken about the criticism she receives online for writing about beauty and cosmetics, and how her new book ‘Pretty(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin at Government Buildings before the Budget announcement on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 0:37

The Government’s decision to end the controversial “double Irish” tax arrangement used by multinationals to slash their tax bills has received promine(...)

Stoke City’s Marc Wilson (left) is sent off against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Photograph: Ian Horrocks/Getty Images

Midway through the first half Yohan Cabaye tugged his gloves off and hurled them towards the touchline. It seemed symbolic of the France midfielder’s (...)

Hull City’s James Chester holds his head after scoring an own goal as Manchester Uniterd’s Wayne Rooney celebrates during the Premier League match at the KC Stadium, Hull.   Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

This was a slugfest that was an apt way to start the St Stephen’s day Premier League programme. James Chester goes down as the unfortunate author of a(...)

Ryan Giggs of Manchester United is looking forward to a tense game with Arsenal. (Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Ryan Giggs has laughed off any suggestion that Manchester United are underdogs in tomorrow afternoon’s encounter with Arsenal at Old Trafford, with t(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey heads home past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller in last night’s game in Germany. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Aaron Ramsey can do no wrong. Everything he touches turns to goals right now and if his 11th of an already stellar season was arguably the scruffie(...)

The horsemeat scandal was back in the news this week, with the Guardian newspaper running a full-page piece on its effort to explain how Tesco, Burger(...)

Barclays is trying to plug a larger-than-expected capital shortfall. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Taking on the regulators is always a risky business, even for a squeaky clean company of good repute. For Barclays, where the misdeeds and scandals ju(...)

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted,  according to top secret documents obtained by the Guardian newspaper. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Microsoft links to NSA revealed
  • US
  • July 12, 2013, 07:55

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National S(...)

An undercover police officer who posed for years as an environmental activist reportedly co-wrote a libellous leaflet that attacked McDonald’s and tri(...)