The republican mausoleum bearing the blotted inscription ‘Honor a los caidos’ (Honor to the fallen) in Belchite, Aragon. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty

Spain will mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Francisco Franco today. With the country still divided over the legacy of the dictator, activiti(...)

Novelist Kathy Lette has long been known for a particularly fun kind of trouble courting: a sort of shouty, salty Antipodean who joyously ruffles t(...)

Image from August 2012 of British police outside the  Ecuadorian embassy  in Knightsbridge,  London, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had recently taken  refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex allegations. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

British police officers are no longer stationed outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge to avoid e(...)

The Swedish Prosecution Authority has dropped its investigation into some of the sex allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as they are (...)

Jeremy Masding, chief executive of Permanent TSB accidentally revealed his notes at a press conference at the bank’s headquarters in Dublin, after an investigation has revealed that serious failures by the bank has led to people losing their homes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Jeremy Masding, group chief executive of Permanent TSB rather publicly shared his presentation notes to self at yesterday’s press conference where (...)

Jonathan Pollard is pictured im May 1991 file photo, six years after his 1985 arrest. File photograph: Reuters

Jonathan Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on parole on November 21st after 30 years in (...)

French President François Hollande meets with parliamentarians at the Elysée Palace in Paris after revelations of US spying on French presidents. Photograph: Charles Platiau/AFP/Getty Images

French politicians yesterday vied to see who could make the most morally outraged statements about past spying by the US National Security Agency on F(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: fears he will be extradited to US to face charges of leaking information.   Photograph: John Stillwell/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden’s Supreme Court says it has rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order over allegations of sexual assau(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Swedish prosecutors have asked for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s approval to question him in London where he is holed up in the Ecuadorian embass(...)

Quantum cryptography offers a path to improved internet security, the idea being that you can hide information in the quantum state of sub-atomic particles

Fans of Breaking Bad may inadvertently know more about quantum mechanics than they think. Walter White is a quantum character. As one fans’ website pu(...)