Diamond Jubilee 2012

  • Pope Francis delivers his Sunday Angelus prayer from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St Peter's Square in the Vatican on August 30, 2015
    Pope tells priests to pardon women who …

    Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions during the upcoming Jubilee year -- overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic … More »Pope tells priests to pardon women who …

    Pope Francis delivers his Sunday Angelus prayer from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St Peter's Square in the Vatican on August 30, 2015

    Pope Francis on Tuesday called on priests to pardon women who have abortions during the upcoming Jubilee year -- overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church.

  • Pope Francis encourages compassion for …

    Recommended: How much do you know about Pope Francis? In the message outlining compassion and mercy for the Holy Year, the pope said he knew that while, “the tragedy … More »Pope Francis encourages compassion for …

    Recommended: How much do you know about Pope Francis? In the message outlining compassion and mercy for the Holy Year, the pope said he knew that while, “the tragedy of abortion is experienced by some with a superficial awareness, as if not realizing the extreme harm that such an act entails. "I have decided, notwithstanding …

  • Tube Strikes: Why London is not 'out of the woods' over Night Tube dispute
    Tube delays: Jubilee line, Bank, Overground …

    London Underground might be running as normal after a planned Tube strike was averted but commuters still faced disruption on Tuesday after a signal failure blighted … More »Tube delays: Jubilee line, Bank, Overground …

    Tube Strikes: Why London is not 'out of the woods' over Night Tube dispute

    London Underground might be running as normal after a planned Tube strike was averted but commuters still faced disruption on Tuesday after a signal failure blighted the Jubilee Line. Services were suspended between Canary Wharf and Stratford due to a signal failure in the Stratford area causing severe delays to the rest …

  • All-night Tube service launch delayed as two September strikes loom
    London Underground Night Tube service …

    The proposed start of the 24-hour tube service on the London Underground looks set to be delayed following the announcement of further strike action. The Night Tube … More »London Underground Night Tube service …

    All-night Tube service launch delayed as two September strikes loom

    The proposed start of the 24-hour tube service on the London Underground looks set to be delayed following the announcement of further strike action. The Night Tube service, which was due to run on the Jubilee, Victoria, Northern and most of the Piccadilly line from 12 September, has now been pushed back as a result of …

  • File photo of labourers taking a break at the end of the work day against the backdrop of the financial district of Singapore
    Singapore's miracle economy wrestles …

    To avert the demographic crunch outlined in a government white paper about two years ago, immigration would seem like an easy fix. On Sunday, Singapore will mark half … More »Singapore's miracle economy wrestles …

    File photo of labourers taking a break at the end of the work day against the backdrop of the financial district of Singapore

    To avert the demographic crunch outlined in a government white paper about two years ago, immigration would seem like an easy fix. On Sunday, Singapore will mark half a century of independence, and marvel at its leap from the third world to the first. The government expects economic growth to be less than half the 8 percent …

  • Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to ground
    Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns …

    Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome. But the Eternal City will need a miracle to find anything to feel jubilant about. Just when Rome needs to be at its … More »Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns …

    Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to ground

    Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome. But the Eternal City will need a miracle to find anything to feel jubilant about. Just when Rome needs to be at its best, the city is being shamed by ...

  • To match Feature UGANDA-ELECTION/OIL
    Tullow remains in the red as weak oil …

    Oil and gas producer Tullow Oil continued operating at a loss in the first half of the year as weak oil prices ate into its revenue. The Africa-focused oil company, … More »Tullow remains in the red as weak oil …

    To match Feature UGANDA-ELECTION/OIL

    Oil and gas producer Tullow Oil continued operating at a loss in the first half of the year as weak oil prices ate into its revenue. The Africa-focused oil company, which reported its first pretax loss in 15 years in February and scrapped its dividend, reported a pretax loss of $10 million (6.4 million pounds) for the …