Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
05 September 2013 06:19 PM
Some might question the point of standing up to oppression in such an obviously dysfunctional nation, yet the laws repealed are testament to what can be achieved
The singer, the X-rated movies and the dictator: Kim Jong-un's former lover ‘executed by machine-gun for appearing in porn films’
29 August 2013 11:54 AM
A member of a North Korean pop group and erstwhile companion of the country's leader has reportedly been killed by machine gun
25 August 2013 06:19 PM
A West Sussex town is in the front line of an attempt to impose an invasive oil and gas exploration technology on the English countryside
25 August 2013 12:00 AM
A decade ago, it seemed the world was winning its war on the illegal international trade in wild animals. In the past five years, however, a sudden revival of poaching, driven by fanciful beliefs in pseudo-cancer cures and a rise in rapacious ostentation in Asian markets, has put many of our most endangered species on the brink once more…
15 August 2013 05:01 PM
The feeble rebukes of Western leaders confirm many Muslims' worst suspicions
12 August 2013 07:01 PM
The gay and lesbian community is often too afraid to report rights violations
Ahead of the game: Patient, obsessive, able to trail a fox for 76 hours...welcome to the life of the modern gamekeeper
11 August 2013 12:00 AM
Tomorrow, the Glorious Twelfth, signals the start of the hunting season – but time on the glen is a year-round occupation for gamekeeper Mark Brown, who gave photographer Will Clarkson an insight into a life of constant vigilance. Warning: graphic content
02 August 2013 06:54 PM
Comparisons to the Kennedys and the Bushes are exaggerated, but if Silvio Berlusconi’s criminal conviction makes it politically impossible for him to continue at the head of his party after the summer, there is a strong chance that another Berlusconi will take his place – Marina Berlusconi, his eldest daughter, who at present heads both Fininvest, his financial holding company, and Mondadori, Italy’s biggest book publisher, acquired by her father in controversial circumstances.
01 August 2013 05:38 PM
The embarrassment and humiliation have in fact been known for years. But only now do we see how carefully Washington kept its supposedly close ally in the dark
We're all in this together: How Leicester became a model of multiculturalism (even if that was never the plan…)
28 July 2013 12:00 AM
'The original idea was that they would stay two or three years, make enough money to buy a tractor, then go home. But they got into the rhythm of life here'
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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