Known for his commentary on international relations and US politics, Rupert Cornwell also contributes obituaries and occasionally even a column for the sports pages. With The Independent since its launch in 1986, he was the paper's first Moscow correspondent - covering the collapse of the Soviet Union – during which time he won two British Press Awards. Previously a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and Reuters, he has also been a diplomatic correspondent, leader writer and columnist, and has served as Washington bureau editor. In 1983 he published God's Banker, about Roberto Calvi, the Italian banker found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge.
14 December 2014 12:00 AM
12 December 2014 05:40 PM
If anything, scrutiny is now likely to become laxer with the GOP in charge
09 December 2014 07:06 PM
Torture report confirms fears expressed about CIA when it was formed in 1947
07 December 2014 12:00 AM
Orion 'Mars ship': The most ambitious venture in Nasa's history offers the best chance of rekindling national excitement over space exploration
04 December 2014 07:07 PM
The project could revive the excitement and sense of purpose that drove the Apollo programme and the series of moon landings between 1969 and 1972
30 November 2014 12:00 AM
28 November 2014 06:12 PM
The firebrand preacher has been leading the protests in Ferguson. Just don't mention the tax bill
Marion Barry: Civil rights hero who went on to become mayor of Washington but was laid low by his personal demons
25 November 2014 12:00 AM
Marion Barry could have been a great man, an indomitable fighter for civil rights and the mayor who made Washington DC whole. Instead, he will be remembered above all as a racial polariser brought low by his demons, his career summarised by grainy images of him smoking crack cocaine with a former mistress at a downtown hotel.
23 November 2014 12:00 AM
Jane Byrne: Politician who remains the only woman to serve as mayor of one of the three largest cities in America
21 November 2014 06:42 PM
Jane Byrne, the only female mayor in Chicago history, established a milestone for women’s advancement in the US.
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 3 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 4 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 5 UK weather: 'Coldest night of the year' tonight as freezing temperatures plummet to -10C