Japan's trade deficit worsened in July, almost doubling from a year ago, as a weak yen boosted import costs. The deficit for the month rose to 1.02tn yen ($10.5bn; £6.7bn), as imports surged 19.6% from
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Amnesty International has condemned the detention of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner at a London airport as "unwarranted revenge tactics" based solely on his relationship with Greenwald.
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Anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks just released a treasure trove of files that, at least for now, you can't read. The group, which has been assisting ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden after he leaked
Anyone versed in China’s political economy will be unmoved by the news that Western investment banks court the children of the well-connected. But it’s still worth paying attention to how privilege is
London, Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Sydney: all great cities. But let's say you've just landed and want to get away from their urban sprawl as quickly as possible; get out into the surrounding region
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For serious beach bums, the Philippines is a less-discovered alternative to Southeast Asian hotspots like Bali and southern Thailand. But with more than 7000 islands, it can be tricky to pick your spot.
Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees
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When people think Mexico, many see golden sand, blue water and green palms. Hundreds of beaches fit this bill: some near-empty with a few palm-thatched eateries and cabañas; others busy urban beaches.
Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old
The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts
Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under
Have you ever wanted to get way, way - and perhaps even one extra 'way' - off the beaten path? The vast Pacific ocean presents no shortage of opportunities for those seeking isolation. If you don't know
A Hawaiian honeymoon has all the storybook ingredients to make couples swoon: sherbet-colored sunsets, songbird serenades and palm-tree hammocks shimmying in the trade winds. But the island of Maui has
Having been snatched from the very jaws of environmental disaster lends a certain added drama to these wilderness regions. 1. Franklin and Gordon Rivers, Australia The intense battle to save Tasmania’s
Loosen your buttons & shake off your inhibitions with this extract from Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences: our rundown of the world’s best nude bathing. 1. Formentera, Spain Tan lines? What tan