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
A United Nations worker from Myanmar was among three people killed in a suicide attack at an internet cafe in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials said yesterday.
US Senator Joseph Biden, the top Democrat on the committee considering the nomination of John Bolton as UN ambassador, scolded Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the weekend for ignoring Democratic requests for further information about the embattled nominee.
FORMER Northern Ireland first minister David Trimble resigned as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party at the weekend after he lost his Westminster seat in the general election.
THE Iraqi parliament approved appointments for six cabinet vacancies yesterday, handing four more positions to politicians from the country's disaffected Sunni Arab minority.
SOLEMN commemoration services and street parties marking the 60th anniversary of nazi Germany's defeat in World War II drew huge crowds across Europe yesterday.
TENS of thousands of Germans peacefully celebrated the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Berlin yesterday.
ETHIOPIA'S main opposition leader Hailu Shawel told a rally yesterday that he planned to spur economic growth and create jobs by redistributing state-owned land and encouraging private enterprise by liberalising the largely state-run economy.
ISRAELI Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told his cabinet yesterday that Israel should not release any more Palestinian prisoners until the Palestinian Authority clamps down on militants, setting off Palestinian charges that Israel is acting in bad faith.
US President George W Bush said at the weekend that Franklin D Roosevelt was responsible for Europe's division after World War II, claiming that allowing Soviet-backed governments to take power in central and eastern Europe had been "one of the greatest wrongs of history."
PALESTINIAN President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah movement fended off a strong challenge by Islamist militant group Hamas in Thursday's local elections, final unofficial results showed yesterday.