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.
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.
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
06 November 2014 06:14 PM
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
30 October 2014 06:13 PM
He believed liberalism was consistent with Communism, but he was wrong. The forces of democracy he unleashed toppled the Wall, and it is because of him this occurred without bloodshed
28 October 2014 05:28 PM
'I know everyone in Washington,' he once joked, 'and half of them owe me something'
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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