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  1. June 19, 2013

    Identical competitive racing boats cut expenses

    As professional yacht racing has become more competitive, costs have soared and sponsors have had to look much harder at...

  2. February 8, 2013

    Ibrahim Maalouf: Wind

    It’s a Larry Grenadier bass-pedal that sets the scene on these atmospheric, trumpet-lead compositions, originally...

  1. March 23, 2012

    Billy Hart: All Our Reasons

    Gentle mallets, swishing cymbals and airy, minor-key sax are ECM hallmarks, but here they evolve into passionate...

  2. October 2, 2011

    Extreme mission to pull in new partners

    The Extreme 40 series, the Formula 1 stadium-style catamaran racing circuit that has set a benchmark for sailing competition...

  3. July 16, 2010

    Taxman tougher on time-to-pay cases

    HM Revenue & Customs has rejected more than twice as many VAT time-to-pay applications in the first quarter of 2010 than in...

  4. March 14, 2009

    Jazz: Mike Hobart

    Enrico Rava New York Days ECM Italian trumpeter Rava celebrates his love affair with New York with a pristine set of...

  5. November 30, 2008

    Oman Sail lead Arabian challenge

    The five-man crew of Oman Sail were convincing winners by a 15-point margin over iShares in the first of two three-day...

  6. September 22, 2008

    Alinghi victory in iShares Cup

    Alinghi, defenders of the beleaguered America’s Cup, lifted the iShares Cup in Amsterdam at the weekend after stamping their...

  7. September 1, 2007

    Iraq chemical found in NY

    Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general, ordered on Friday an investigation into the discovery of a potentially...

  8. August 18, 2007

    Call for European troops for Chad

    Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, has called for the deployment of European troops to Chad and the Central African...

  9. August 4, 2007

    Syria-Lebanon arms warning

    The United Nations Security Council said it was alarmed by persistent reports of breaches of the weapons embargo across the...

  10. July 28, 2007

    Weapons rife in E Africa, UN finds

    Ethiopia is accused of killing civilians with white phosphorus bombs, the US navy of attacking suspected al-Qaeda operatives...

  11. June 20, 2007

    US peacekeeping cash fears

    US underfunding of UN peacekeeping could seriously undermine missions from Darfur to Somalia and Haiti, campaigners have...

  12. May 10, 2007

    UN concerned by Darfur reports

    The UN has said it is deeply concerned at reports of aerial bombardments in Sudan's North Darfur region. A statement by Ban...

  13. May 9, 2007

    Delistings blow to Venezuela

    Venezuela's stock market lost almost a third of its value yesterday after twoof its largest, most liquid stocks were...

  14. May 8, 2007

    Two largest Venezuelan stocks delist from exchange

    Venezuela’s stock market lost almost a third of its value yesterday after two of its largest and most liquid stocks were...

  15. May 5, 2007

    Chávez bank threat discounted

    Nationalisation of Venezuela's banks could seriously destabilise Venezuela's economy but it is unlikely that President Hugo...

  16. May 4, 2007

    Venezuelan banks face more regulation

    Nationalisation of Venezuela’s banks could seriously destabilise Venezuela’s economy but it is unlikely that President Hugo...

  17. April 28, 2007

    UN lifts ban on Liberia diamonds

    The United Nations Security Council yesterday lifted a six-year ban on the export of Liberian diamonds, which had been...

  18. April 4, 2007

    The only conceivable way to break Arab-Israeli logjam

    From Dr Dennis J.D. Sandole. Sir, In their report on the conclusion of the recent two-day summit of the Arab League in...

  19. March 23, 2007

    UN tour diary

    Mark Turner, the FT’s United Nations correspondent, is accompanying UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon on his tour of the...

  20. January 26, 2007

    N Korea agrees to new UN aid rules

    North Korea yesterday agreed to an external audit and tighter rules for the UN Development Programme's operation in the...

  21. January 6, 2007

    Tanzanian woman named UN deputy

    The United Nations named Tanzania's foreign minister as deputy secretary-general yesterday, fulfilling Ban Ki-moon's...

  22. December 23, 2006

    UN bars business links with staff

    The United Nations has banned staff involved in procurement from joining companies that do business with the UN for a year...

  23. December 8, 2006

    Peacekeeping blues

    Atop a small hill in Lebanon, in a United Nations outpost a few hundred metres from the border town of Ghajar, a dozen...

  24. December 5, 2006

    RELATIVELY EFFECTIVE IN SECURITY COUNCIL BUT 'SET BACK REFORM BY CLUMSY HANDLING'

    In September 2005, George W. Bush, US president, walked up to United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan at a UN gathering...

  25. November 10, 2006

    UN 'needs more powerful officials'

    The United Nations should establish a network of much more powerful country representatives, with the authority to rein in...

  26. November 8, 2006

    Head of UN food programme named

    Josette Sheeran, a senior US official, was yesterday confirmed as head of the UN's World Food Programme, replacing James...

  27. November 2, 2006

    UN widens powers of Ivory Coast PM

    The United Nations Security Council yesterday extended the tenure of Ivory Coast's transitional government by up to a year,...

  28. October 18, 2006

    Global Compact surely one of Annan's greatest legacies

    From Mr Paul Hohnen. Sir, In listing the achievements of the outgoing United Nations secretary-general, Mark Turner omitted...

  29. October 10, 2006

    Annan’s difficult decade nears end

    When Kofi Annan, the United Nations’ seventh secretary-general, packs up and leaves his 38th-floor Manhattan office at the...

  30. September 29, 2006

    Korean minister gains in UN race

    Ban Ki-moon, Korean foreign minister, increased his lead over other declared candidates in the race to become the UN's next...

  31. September 26, 2006

    Hariri killing 'linked to 14 other attacks'

    Serge Brammertz, head of the UN investigation into the 2005 murder of Rafik Hariri, former Lebanese premier, said there was...

  32. September 22, 2006

    Oxfam warns on military spending

    Global military spending is set to exceed its highest levels during the cold war, the aid agency Oxfam warned yesterday....

  33. September 22, 2006

    Oxfam warns on military spending

    Global military spending is set to exceed its highest levels during the cold war, the aid agency Oxfam warned yesterday....

  34. September 21, 2006

    Chávez rages against 'devil' Bush

    Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan president, assured his place in United Nations history yesterday by calling George W. Bush, the...

  35. September 20, 2006

    FRANCE CALLS FOR MIDEAST TALKS

    Jacques Chirac, the French president, called yesterday for the "quartet" - the European Union, the US, Russia and the...

  36. September 20, 2006

    SUDAN PRESIDENT DEFIES CALLS FOR UN PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN DARFUR

    Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president, delivered a defiant tirade against calls for United Nations peacekeepers to be sent...

  37. September 18, 2006

    Afghan Ghani to join race to succeed Annan

    Ashraf Ghani, the former Afghan finance minister, is expected to make a late entry into the race to succeed Kofi Annan as...

  38. September 16, 2006

    CDs & DVDs

    Quartet Billy Hart High Note Drummer Billy Hart and his regular band ooze the relaxed mutuality and confidence of live...

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