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Lightning from a tornadic thunderstorm passing over Clearwater, Kansas, strikes at an open field last Sunday. “Data on the burning of fossil fuels since the mid-18th century show a consistent rise in annual emissions of carbon dioxide.”  Photograph: Reuters

Humanity has decided to yawn and let the real and present dangers of climate change mount. That was the argument I made in last week’s column. (...)

Former British chancellor of the exchequer Nigel Lawson: argues that Britain should quit the single market altogether. Photograph: PA

Twenty years ago, I was an anti-European. Today, I am a pro-European. The strange thing is that my views have not changed. I have always though(...)

A North Korean soldier stands guard on the banks of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

China has asked North Korea to release a Chinese fishing boat seized by armed North Koreans earlier this month an(...)

After a “naming and shaming” exercise by US authorities in February, Chinese hackers stopped their activities but have now renewed them.

Three months after hackers working for a cyberunit of China’s People’s Liberation Army went silent amid evidence that they had stolen data from(...)

Diaspora matters

Diaspora, a term once associated only with the exile of the Jews from Israel more than two millennia ago, has moved to the centre of the global(...)

Jonathan Cloonan created Dr You, a TV show in which 25 per cent of the content suggested people should use a particular pharmaceutical brand

New media is changing the face of advertising, with evolving technology forcing agencies to re-think how and where they advertise. While(...)

A German national flag  in front of solar panels in Bad Hersfeld. Photograph:  Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Germany’s vice-chancellor and economy minister put Berlin on a collision course with Brussels by warning that imposing anti-dumping duties on s(...)

When news came that a ban on construction of hydroelectric dams on the Nu river, one of the last great unpolluted rivers in China, was being li(...)

Gerald Lawless, chief executive Jumeirah Group, Dubai

Growing up on a dairy farm in the west of Ireland, destination spas and five star hotels were the last thing on Gerald Lawless’s mind. But that(...)

In the first three months of the year exports of chemical and pharmaceutical products fell by more than 11 per cent on the same period in 2012

The value of exports rose modestly for the second consecutive month in March, but foreign(...)

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