Muammar Gaddafi

Gaddafi: New York’s most hated neighbour

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 17:37

The Libyan leader tried to erect his Bedouin tent on an estate outside New York that belongs to Donald Trump – to the horror of locals

Two German cargo ships navigate the Northeast Passage

The Northeast Passage - the next Suez Crisis?

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 17:35

Climate change could open up the Northeast Passage and link European consumers to booming Asian markets. It could also give Russia the means to blackmail the West

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin’s international debut: the verdict

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 16:17

Addressing an audience of Hong Kong financiers, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin attempted to throw off her reputation for gaffes

Edward Kennedy

Dukakis and Kirk in the frame to replace Kennedy

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 15:48

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick is to name an interim replacement for Ted Kennedy - and give the Democrats the numbers in Washington

Lord Ashcroft

Rawnsley walks out on after Ashcroft takeover

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 14:14

The Observer columnist fears the Tory deputy chairman’s involvement in the site will undermine its editorial integrity

An audience watches Tosca on a screen outside the New York Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera’s Tosca opens to violent boos

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 14:01

Luc Bondy’s new version of Tosca went down badly with an audience used to Franco Zeffirelli’s long-running predecessor

Fabio Capello; England; David Beckham; football

Fabio Capello wins first round of battle with press

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 12:44

Two national newspapers have paid substantial donations to charity after running photographs of the England manager on holiday

John Travolta

John Travolta to testify over son Jett’s death

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 11:19

Hollywood actor John Travolta is expected to be the star witness in a blackmail trial in the Bahamas

Ronnie Ancona; Alistair McGowan

Football ruined my life, says Alistair McGowan

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 10:19

The impressionist’s ‘addiction’ drove away his girlfriend Ronnie Ancona

Charlie's Angels; Jaclyn Smith

‘Charlie’s Angel Jaclyn Smith suicide’ explained

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 09:07

A rumour that Jaclyn Smith tried to kill herself is traced to celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton

Climate change

Economics of climate change: the issue hots up

News Wed 23 Sep, AT 08:30

How do nations shift to low-emission economies without sacrificing growth? There are still not enough facts on the table