During the 1962 Cuban missile crisis the world stood on the brink of nuclear war, as representatives of two super powers, the USA and the Soviet Union, carried on their ’Cold War’ brinkmanship.

During the 1962 Cuban missile crisis the world stood on the brink of nuclear war, as representatives of two super powers, the USA and the Soviet Union, carried on their ’Cold War’ brinkmanship.

The discussions on climate change at the G8 summit in Gleneagles seem doomed before they have even started.

There are currently more than 2 billion of the world’s poorest people who have no access to clean water or sanitation.

There are currently more than 2 billion of the world’s poorest people who have no access to clean water or sanitation.

When Mikhail Gorbachev was selected as the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s general secretary 20 years ago, in March 1985, it marked the beginning of the end of Stalinist rule in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

One measure of the surge in speculative activity is the sharp rise in foreign exchange (FX) dealing. In September 2004 the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) published its sixth triennial survey of foreign exchange and derivatives trading activity.

Seventy-three percent of those who were asked in a national opinion poll were in favour of increasing the top rate of income tax on incomes of greater than £100,000 from 40p in the pound to 50p.

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