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
SINN FEIN president Gerry Adams and Democratic Unionist leader Ian Paisley easily retained their seats at Westminster, Northern Ireland's general election results showed yesterday.
THE conference reviewing the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty finally reached agreement on its agenda yesterday, ending a deadlock that threatened to undermine the crucial gathering at a time of rising global nuclear tensions.
AT LEAST a dozen bodies were found buried at a rubbish dump on the outskirts of Baghdad yesterday, some of them blindfolded and shot in the head.
CUBAN President Fidel Castro vehemently criticised the Organisation of American States and its new Chilean leader Jose Miguel Insulza on Wednesday night.
US military judge Colonel James Pohl threw out Private First Class Lynndie England's plea of guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison late on Wednesday, saying that he was not convinced that she had known that her actions were wrong at the time.
COLOMBIAN police said on Wednesday that they had arrested two US soldiers for alleged involvement in a plot to traffic thousands of rounds of ammunition - possibly to outlawed ultra-right paramilitaries.
THE office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Belfast announced late on Wednesday that a man is to be charged with murdering the 29 people who died in the Omagh bombing.
MILITANTS in Iraq killed at least 20 people in three separate attacks targeting Iraqi security forces in Baghdad yesterday, including one by a man who set off hidden explosives while waiting in line outside an army recruitment centre.
UKRAINE'S communists led protests yesterday to demand that anti-Soviet partisans not be given the same honours as are awarded to World War II veterans.
THE Mexican government cleared Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of wrongdoing on Wednesday, conceding defeat in a nasty political battle that had raised concerns that President Vicente Fox was abusing his office to target his top rival.