When accounts list a profession  “housewife” pops up with amazing frequency, more often than such  lucrative professions as doctors, lawyers and diamond dealers

It was just a day in the life of a housewife. Hanne Tox, a Danish woman then 57 years old, stopped by HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) in 2005 to discuss he(...)

The Thai government has introduced insurance for visitors whose policies have a null-and-void provision due to the coup in May

INSURANCE FOR THAILAND The Thai government has introduced online travel insurance for visitors whose policies have a null-and-void provision d(...)

 A chopped-up silver plate from late antiquity, a part of a ‘Barbarian Treasure’ illegally excavated in the Palatinate. According to archaeologists, an investigation has been started against the people who found the treasure in a forest near Ruelzheim as the place where the treasure was found has been destroyed. Photograph: EPA

A hobby archaeologist with a metal detector has discovered a trove of gold and silver in a German forest dating back to late Roman times, fuell(...)

 Mike Tyson arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California earlier this month. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

“I surrendered,” Mike Tyson says simply as the ghosts of his past swarm around us on a hazy winter afternoon in Henderson. We’re only a half-hour driv(...)

Lance Armstrong during rehearsals for the opening of the Livestrong Global Cancer Summit at the RDS Dublin.

It was back in 2000 that Lance Armstrong won the prestigious William Hill Book of the Year award for his autobiography It’s Not About The Bike, the to(...)

 The magical landscape in the Saxon Switzerland National Park

Up in the treetops we stare into the leaves of a rare beech forest from this bird’s-eye-high walkway which we clanked up spiral stairs to reach. If(...)

The Opera House in Leipzig
Wir lieben Leipzig

I knew almost nothing about Leipzig before my first visit last May, other than the fact that it was a showpiece for the German Democratic Republic (GD(...)

The knives came out again for the premiere yesterday of the new production of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle at Bayreuth.

Richard Wagner’s descendants are celebrating his bicentennial at Bayreuth in fine festival tradition: with a row. After cutting a birthday cake to the(...)