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Syrian president Bashar al-Assad: the Syrian Electronic Army attacked the BBC and Guardian

As cyber concerns cross new technologies and territories it creates a need for a better understanding of the borders of “cyber-space”; a need for “cyb(...)

“When I went home and saw my girlfriend and poured myself a glass of wine, and probably had a spliff and went to bed with my girlfriend for two days –(...)

British luxury brand Burberry maintained its full-year guidance as it posted an 18 per cent rise in first quarter underlying retail revenue. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire.

British luxury brand Burberry maintained its full-year guidance as it posted an 18 per cent rise in first quarter underlying retail revenue, driven b(...)

Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic have risen today, with the US benchmark climbing to a 14-month high near $105 per barrel. Photograph:  Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images.

Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic have risen today, with the US benchmark climbing to a 14-month high near $105 per barrel, buoyed by a bigger(...)

A truck drives past shipping containers at a port in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. China’s exports fell 3.1 per cent in June from a year ago, the first decline since January 2012. Photograph: William Hong/Reuters.

China has warned of a “grim” outlook for trade as the world’s second-largest economy surprised financial markets by reporting a fall in exports and im(...)

A new study has linked heavy air pollution from burning coal burning to shorter lives in northern China

A new study has linked heavy air pollution from burning coal burning to shorter lives in northern China, with researchers estimating that the half-bil(...)

IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard: “I think we’re going to move from negative growth this year to positive growth next year.” Photograph: AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta

The International Monetary Fund has slashed its growth forecasts for 2013 and 2014 as it warned of a slowdown in key emerging markets and a more protr(...)

An employee carries bundles of 100 yuan notes in a bank in Shainxi province. Photograph: Jon Woo/Reuters

China frightens the West. Rarely, however, do westerners look at how the world looks to China. Yes, it has made enormous economic strides. But it stil(...)

An employee folds a shirt under price tags at a supermarket in Hefei, Anhui province, China. Annual consumer inflation accelerated in China more than expected in June as food costs soared. Photograph: Reuters.

China’s annual consumer inflation accelerated more than expected in June but factory-gate deflation persisted for a 16th month, underscoring the polic(...)

China’s former railways minister Liu Zhijun was given the “death penalty with a two-year reprieve” for bribery and abuse of power, a sentence that generally means life in prison. Photograph:  Reuters

A Chinese court has given a suspended death sentence to former rail minister Liu Zhijun, the man behind the country’s high-speed rail project, for his(...)

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