David Randall

David Randall is foreign editor of the Independent on Sunday.

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The Emperor's New Clothes (14/10/12)

Misty, mellow, fruitful... the poet Keats may see only beauty in autumn, but David Randall dreads the gloom
Mitt Romney and his wife in California; the Republican candidate is preparing for a presidential debate this week

Ann Romney: 'I'd be worried for his mental well-being'

In TV interview, candidate's wife admits her fears if he should win White House race

The Emperor's New Clothes (30/09/12)

Everyone loves cupcakes. Right? Not so fast. David Randall mourns the passing of a humble pleasure
Samuel Herbert Dougal with Georgina Cranwell in 1903

Guilty! Introducing the biggest scoundrel in Victorian Britain

Samuel Dougal was a serial seducer, liar, thief and, finally, murderer. Now a new book charts his inglorious career

Islam's Fury: Palestinian men burn the US flag in front of the United Nations HQ in Gaza City last week

Mayhem and death with just one click

David Randall on the US film sparking riots around the world – and its YouTube genesis

Smoke rises over Camp Bastion after the Taliban attack. Prince Harry is a gunner on Apache helicopters at the base

Taliban attack on Harry base: 19 dead

Insurgents claim they were targeting the prince but Army says initial motive was revenge for US anti-Islamic film

Modern times: Ray Winstone, far left, and Ben Drew, far right, take over as the tough London coppers

You're nicked! The Sweeney is back

As the seminal Seventies cop show gets a cinematic update for the 21st century, David Randall recalls how the police drama broke as many barriers as it did villains' noses

David Randall: The Prince's New Clothes (26/08/12)

Never mind the quality, feel the width, said the nice young man to Holly-Jane, who tells all...

On trial: Gu Kailai, second left, and co-accused Zhang Xiaojun, second right

China ends silence on Gu murder case

Official news agency discloses vital details of Neil Heywood's killing

Long wait: The crowd packing the Olympic Stadium at Athens in 1896 eagerly anticipate a home marathon win

The first ever marathon – in tweets

As the runners get ready for today's endurance race, David Randall gives us a modern take on 1896

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee