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Grade: Women on top at the BBC

Interview BBC chairman Michael Grade has defended comments made by a former director-general suggesting BBC women exectives are to blame for a spate of "terrible" programming.

Tensions high in disputed Caucasus territory

In Greek mythology, the Caucasus was a pillar supporting the world, but today the developing region is a hotbed of discontent that threatens to erupt into conflict once more…

Last orders: All change for Britain's bars

Government plans to introduce a public smoking ban and tackle binge drinking spell radical changes for Britain's 60,000 pubs and bars.

Student-targeting credit cards crippling grads

The average UK student is leaving university with debts of over £12,000, a figure that's expected to triple in under six years. Nick Arnold investigates why…

Oil production pledge aims to avert downturn

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has announced it is to increase oil output by eight per cent over the next month to tackle escalating prices.

Revolution in Georgia: What Next for Armenia?

The activists behind Georgia's "Rose Revolution" made history by ousting President Eduard Shevarnadze - now their neighbours are eyeing a similar bid for democracy.

Armenians struggle to find a foothold

For visitors to post-Soviet Armenia, first impressions of its capital resemble any other place in Europe, but travel just minutes from the centre and you enter another world…

Mixing peace and politics

With the current emphasis on war, is now the time to put peace into politics? A group pushing for a UK Ministry for Peace is in no two minds at its first debate.

Sobering reforms for binge drinking Britain

Europe's biggest binge drinker spends £20bn a year on an epidemic of health, crime and social problems relating to alcohol. Its government says it's got a plan, but is it realistic?

Madrid: Anger, heartbreak, solidarity

A Madrid-based correspondent describes the scenes surrounding the recent train bombings in Europe's worst terrorist atrocity since Lockerbie.

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