A government guided by common sense would respond to news that publicly owned Royal Mail has increased profits to £403 million by scrapping plans to flog off the service.
Wales TUC president sets out the achievements of Welsh workers over the past year - and looks to the battles ahead
Interview with Jeremy Scahill, author of a chilling new exposé of the US's worldwide war without end
PILOTS at South Korea's two major airlines plan to go ahead with industrial action this week, signalling possible havoc in the midst of the high travel season.
KURDISH guerillas derailed two trains in Turkey with remote-controlled bombs at the weekend, killing five railway security guards and injuring 20 people, Interior Minister Abdulkadir Aksu announced.
TENS of thousands of Australian workers took to the streets of Sydney yesterday to protest against govern-ment plans to weaken employment rights.
TWO million children will die, 40 million people will be without safe drinking water and five million children will be forced out of school over the next decade if current trends continue in 14 countries across Asia and the Pacific, a UN report said yesterday.
MEXICO'S Zapatista rebels pledged to build a political alliance of the left, "without guns, with a peaceful, civil movement," on Thursday.
GEORGIAN riot police clashed with protesters who tried to block a main road in the Georgian capital early yesterday in support of two wrestling champions who have been accused of extortion.
THOUSANDS of Uruguayan public-sector workers demanding higher pay joined a protest march in Montevideo during a four-hour general strike on Thursday.
A UNITED Nations envoy sent to investigate a so-called urban renewal drive that has destroyed the homes of tens of thousands of Zimbabweans praised the government for supplying building plots to the homeless, a state newspaper reported on Thursday.
FINLAND'S crippling paper industry dispute ended yesterday with fears that the seven-week shutdown could have wider repercussions beyond the loss of an estimated 1.5 billion euros (Â£1 billion) in export earnings.
GERMAN Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder persuaded parliament yesterday to agree to hold risky early elections, as unemployment stays stuck in double digits and growth remains dismal.