Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
22 November 2013 07:01 PM
A week ago he was a member of the great and the good. Today he is a broken, disgraced figure. But, as Peter Popham discovers from those who know him, there was a sense of inevitability about this ending
21 November 2013 05:22 PM
An ugly seam of cruelty and killing may be the Maoists' only long-term legacy
So what is it about Jeff Koons that has so captured art world’s imagination as Balloon Dog sells for record $58m?
15 November 2013 07:57 PM
His early heroes were Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol
15 November 2013 07:45 PM
Could this be the moment when China demonstrates its ability to shake off bad old habits and embrace new ways?
14 November 2013 05:34 PM
Many such criminals profess themselves to be extremely devout
07 November 2013 09:00 PM
World View: Diplomats have unique freedom of action - and sometimes this is crucial
07 November 2013 01:44 PM
Let's hope the absence of Ms Knox in the courtroom allows for cooler judicial heads to prevail
05 November 2013 05:46 PM
The whole history of art in the 20th Century may now require careful revision
24 October 2013 06:48 PM
The Nobel Peace Prize is a small and highly select but rather strange club
24 October 2013 07:17 PM
The trauma of youngsters wrongfully taken from their parents by officials reveals an entrenched prejudice
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
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'
- 1 Rihanna 'nude photos' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
- 2 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 3 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 4 Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
- 5 Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond