Last updated: 2/8/2011 12:57:55 AM GMT

Salad slaves: Who really provides our vegetables
Posted on February 7, 2011
The Costa del Sol is famous for its tourists and beaches but just behind them is a hidden world of industrial greenhouses where African migrants work in extreme conditions.
Europe's Not Playing Ball With Merkel
Posted on February 7, 2011
Austria, with one of the lowest effective retirement ages in the euro zone, won't go along with an increase in the retirement age. Portugal won't buy into the end of wage indexation with inflation because it wants to offer a sop to public-sector workers whose wages have been cut by 5%. Neither will Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg. All in all, almost 20 countries at Friday's EU summit objected to the Germanization of their countries for one reason or another. Read more
Clinic Near Baden-Baden Considered For Mubarak
Posted on February 7, 2011
Will Hosni Mubarak travel to Germany as a patient as part of a graceful exit strategy for the Egyptian president? Plans for a possible hospital stay here appear to be more concrete than previously believed. SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that a luxury clinic near Baden-Baden is being favored. Read more
Lockerbie documents: Labour 'did all it could' to secure bomber's release
Posted on February 7, 2011
The former Labour Government did "all it could" to help Libya secure the release of the Lockerbie bomber, Britain's most senior civil servant is to admit today. Read more
Julian Assange arrives in court for the first day of his extradition hearing
Posted on February 7, 2011
The Australian, who denies any wrongdoing, is resisting a Swedish prosecutor’s attempts to return him to the country where two women have accused him of sexual assault. At today's hearing Claire Montgomery QC, for the prosecutor's office, confirmed that the Swedes intended to prosecute Mr Assange for rape. Read more
  • UK 'should withdraw from European Court of Human Rights'
    Posted on February 7, 2011
    The centre-right Policy Exchange called for the UK to open negotiations over the efficiency of the Strasbourg court and the ''judicial competence'' of its judges. Read more
  • Huffington Post sold to AOL for $315m
    Posted on February 7, 2011
    The Huffington Post, the ground-breaking online news and opinion site founded by Arianna Huffington on a shoestring budget, is to be bought for $315m by AOL in a move sure to stun new media sceptics and believers alike. Read more
  • Why Obama's Silence on Gun Control Pleases No One
    Posted on February 7, 2011
    There are some issues Democratic Presidents can't seem to win, and gun control is one of them. As a legislator, Barack Obama backed tighter gun laws; as a presidential candidate, he pledged restraint. "I'm not going to take away your guns," he said at a Pennsylvania glass factory in September 2008. He hasn't. Last year the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, citing "extraordinary silence and passivity," graded Obama an F on gun control.
    Bushfires Destroy Homes In Western Australia
    Posted on February 7, 2011
    At least sixty homes have been destroyed or damaged as bushfires sweep through neighbourhoods of Perth in Western Australia.
    Christine Lagarde: 'There should never be too much testosterone in one room'
    Posted on February 7, 2011
    The Monday Interview: France's image abroad has not always been enhanced by Nicolas Sarkozy. Which makes Christine Lagarde's value to her country all the greater. John Lichfield met her
    Today's Comments
    Posted on February 7, 2011
    Charlie Brooker: Ed Miliband, the Labour leader now known as CUBE DX-9
  • Ian Birrell: The NHS is ripe for revolution                          
  • Salwa Ismail: A private estate called Egypt                  
  • David Cameron's message is that Muslims are not wanted
    Posted on February 7, 2011
    Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Muslims and migrants are being used to distract people from the planned chaos implemented by this unpopular coalition. It is politicking of the worst kind
  • Revealed: US envoy's business link to Egypt
    Posted on February 7, 2011
    Robert Fisk: Obama scrambles to limit damage after Frank Wisner makes robust call for Mubarak to remain in place as leader.
  • Egypt Burning
    Posted on February 7, 2011
    The story of five days in January when the people of Egypt broke through a barrier of fear and rose in revolt. This film tells the story of five days in January 2011 when the people of Egypt broke through a barrier of fear they had known for a generation and rose in revolt against their president. Read more
  • A private estate called Egypt
    Posted on February 6, 2011
    Only a thousand families count in a country that Mubarak and his cronies regard as their fiefdom
  • Getting in line for a revolution
    Posted on February 6, 2011
    Movements for democratisation are springing up in many Arab countries - one by one the queue increases. Read more
  • The laddie is for turning
    Posted on February 6, 2011
    In opposition, one of David Cameron’s strengths was the speed at which he dumped bad ideas. But, now, he is starting to acquire a habit for U-Turns – especially those called for by minor celebs.
    Democracy is our revenge
    Posted on February 6, 2011
    The leaders of this revolt were tortured alongside me.
    Why David Cameron is wrong about radicalisation and multiculturalism
    Posted on February 6, 2011
    Under the pernicious influence of Michael Gove and other neoconservatives, the Prime Minister is singing from a tired and discredited hymn sheet.
    The demonisation of the white working class
    Posted on February 6, 2011
    "Chav bashing" has become an acceptable replacement for overt racism and fuelled the rise of the EDL.
    Today's comment
    Posted on February 6, 2011
    Mihir Bose: Has Britain lost the values that drew me here? Read more
  • Christopher Booker: My long crusade for common sense. Read more                              
  • Rupert Cornwell: An 18th-century battle for modern health care. Read more                         
  • Jenny McCartney: A slimmer Britain? Fat chance. Read more                          
  • Lisa Ansell: Paperwork is undermining child protection. Read more                                    
  • “I am guilty of breaking law which forbids free speech” – Danish MP
    Posted on February 6, 2011
    Multiculturalism is costing Europe its right to free speech, says Danish MP Jesper Langballe, who was convicted for making an anti-Muslim hate speech. Langballe says Denmark has fostered a special culture of feeling offended. Read more
  • David Cameron sparks fury from critics who say attack on multiculturalism has boosted English Defence League
    Posted on February 6, 2011
    David Cameron was accused of playing into the hands of rightwing extremists today as he delivered a controversial speech on the failings of multiculturalism within hours of one of the biggest anti-Islam rallies ever staged in Britain. Read more
  • Labour accuses Cameron of lining up with extremists on multiculturalism
    Posted on February 6, 2011
    Senior Conservatives last night sought to fight off Labour attempts to cast David Cameron as a "right-wing extremist", after a bold speech attacking multiculturalism provoked a furious political row. Read more
  • Millionaire bankers' message to Britain: We're all right, Jack
    Posted on February 6, 2011
    Britain’s bankers are celebrating bumper bonuses. Whatever happened to the Government’s pledge to tackle them? Read more