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‘In a fiercely competitive global economy, taxes should be lower. So as Chancellor I will approach each Budget looking to see if we can reduce taxes as well as reform them.’

Barack Obama has the mood, the momentum and the money in his favour – but John McCain’s character and record could yet swing November’s presidential election for the Republicans

Wolf Totem is a disconcerting mixture of nationalism, lupine metaphors and nostalgia for the age of nomads. But what does the novel’s runaway success tell us of the aspirations of the new China?

From the Beatles and Wilson to Bono and Blair, the rise of rock stars to power and influence has tempted leaders all over the world to cultivate them – even at the risk of ridicule

By blocking the construction of the new Oxford ­laboratories, ­animal-rights activists are ­harming the university, the public and the animals themselves