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.
21 November 2014 06:28 PM
Jim Webb has become the first Democrat to challenge Hillary Clinton
16 November 2014 12:00 AM
14 November 2014 06:01 PM
Biography '41' reveals another side of George W, but has few surprises
09 November 2014 12:00 AM
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05 November 2014 06:55 PM
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
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28 October 2014 05:28 PM
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26 October 2014 12:00 AM
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22 October 2014 06:00 AM
Unfancied Kansas City side and outsiders the Giants compete in first wild-card showdown since 2002
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Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
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Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more