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.
22 November 2013 07:18 PM
Kennedy family members gathered at his grave in Arlington cemetery
20 November 2013 07:41 PM
It is another example of Beijing’s increasing pressure on foreign news organisations to drop embarrassing stories about the country's leaders
17 November 2013 12:00 AM
Most in the US believe John F Kennedy's killer did not act alone. But 50 years on, witnesses are dying, memories weakening, and the definitive truth is as elusive as ever
14 November 2013 06:44 PM
The Federal Reserve chairman-designate Janet Yellen vigorously defended the central bank's stimulus policies today, dismissing suggestions it had created "bubble conditions" in financial markets. She left scant doubt the Fed under her leadership would continue this strategy until the economy had returned to normal.
American Football: Miami Dolphins owner seeks to end 'bullying' row that has divided NFL locker rooms
13 November 2013 01:00 AM
Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin's reaction to 'hazing' by one of his team-mates has resulted in a national debate over race and sport
10 November 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: He has been nailed for using in a book of his a passage taken from Forbes magazine – but only in America could it threaten his promising career
09 November 2013 12:00 AM
Remarkable personal account released of Guantanamo detainee allegedly responsible for planning 9/11 atrocity and other major attacks
Chris Christie's re-election as New Jersey's governor gives Republican party major boost in battle to recapture the White House
06 November 2013 06:36 PM
In recent decades, New Jersey has turned from presidential swing state into a Democratic stronghold
03 November 2013 12:00 AM
Out of America: Few US presidents have avoided failure or downright ignominy after re-election
31 October 2013 11:10 PM
Success in the World Series adds to long list of sporting glory – from football to NBA to NHL
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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