Katherine Butler

Katherine Butler is a journalist and former comment editor at The Independent.

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Grisly history of terror gangs who target the US

NOT SINCE Pan Am flight No 103 exploded over Lockerbie in December 1988 killing 270people have anti-US terrorists targeted their victims so spectacularly.

African terror death toll is worst since Lockerbie

NOT SINCE Pan Am flight No 103 exploded over Lockerbie in December 1988 killing 270 people have anti-US terrorists targeted their victims so spectacularly.

Nigerian repression `ignored'

NIGERIA'S MILITARY rulers have hoodwinked the international community into believing that they are committed to a return to civilian government, one of the country's leading dissidents warned yesterday.

Torment of Kosovo as Nato dithers

THE WESTERN allies were in disarray over Kosovo last night as Serbian troops advanced on the Kosovo Liberation Army and thousands more ethnic Albanians were forced to flee their homes to escape the violence and shelling.

Small earthquake in the 'Sun': not many eurocrats concerned

Now the euro is launched, Brussels doesn't care what the British think about it

Euro-wicket won't take spin

The EU Presidency taught Tony Blair that European leaders are not as malleable as his MPs, writes Katherine Butler

Modern plague ravages urban Eskimos

An Aids epidemic is threatening to wipe out the Inuit of Greenland, reports Katherine Butler

Greenlanders weigh the cost of going it alone

Katherine Butler has a drink in Nuuk, and finds the Arctic islanders ambivalent about their umbilical ties to Denmark

Danish poll haunted by fear of immigration

Growing xenophobia will make many Danes vote against greater integratio n with Europe, writes Katherine Butler in Copenhagen

The deal-maker loses his touch How to account for Tony Blair? On the debit side there was Blair

In the end, the squabble over the euro's launch may not matter, but Tony Blair's reputation took a hammering. By Katherine Butler in Brussels, Stephen Castle in London, Imre Karacs in Bonn and John Lichfield in Paris
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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz