In the United States, the share of total pre-tax income accruing to the top 1% has more than doubled, from less than 10% in the 1970s to over 20% today (pdf). A similar pattern is true of other English-speaking
Former premier Silvio Berlusconi caused another stir in Italian politics on Friday. His People for Freedom Party (PDL) voted to change it’s name back to Forza Italia (GO ITALY). Berlusconi said the revamped
Can trust be restored? This was the question European leaders were asking in Brussels as one allegation of US spying after another was revealed this week. To this end, German Chancellor Angela Merkel up
In the same week UN experts called for greater transparency on US drone strikes, it has been revealed that top Pakistani officials have been secretly endorsing the programme for a number of years. The
Mount Etna has erupted again, creating a plume of ash visible throughout much of eastern Sicily. Authorities said the nearby airspace was briefly closed, but that no evacuations were necessary this time.
Hisham Fageeh has become a global internet sensation after his tongue-in-cheek version of a Bob Marley classic went viral. He offers a satirical take on the Saudi ban on female driving, poking fun at cleric’s
Home broadband in the US costs far more than elsewhere. At high speeds, it costs nearly three times as much as in the UK and France, and more than five times as much as in South Korea. Why? Men's haircuts,
Britain has been battered by its worst storm in a decade. A crane crashed down onto the Cabinet Office in London. No injuries were reported there but at least two people were killed by toppled trees elsewhere