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.
Which part of town will he choose for his museum piece? Chicago universities lead the battle for Barack Obama’s presidential library
13 February 2014 06:58 PM
But they could be pipped by an outsider, as Rupert Cornwell discovers
11 February 2014 08:17 PM
Warm welcome for French President who has stood by America over intervention in the Syrian civil war, nuclear negotiations with Iran and on countering terrorism in north Africa
09 February 2014 12:00 AM
While the US's recent ambassadorial appointees have been an embarrassment, its current Secretary of State is one of its most ambitious
03 February 2014 06:19 PM
The Denver Broncos were soundly beaten in New Jersey
03 February 2014 04:06 AM
Seattle Seahawks 43 Denver Broncos 8
All aboard the Chattanooga to Pyongyang: VW car-workers' in Tennessee could change the course of unions in America
02 February 2014 12:00 AM
If UAW sets up shop it will hand the country's enfeebled union movement its most significant victory in years and mark a new departure for US industrial relations. But some predict it will hit the buffers
A frustrated President Obama takes to the road to sell his strategy of reducing the gap between rich and poor to America
29 January 2014 07:46 PM
Jobs and wages will be the main battleground of November’s mid-term elections
26 January 2014 12:00 AM
Former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen face long jail terms if found guilty of corruption. So much for the home of probity
25 January 2014 08:00 PM
In the fourth year of fighting, a people inured to war expect little from the Swiss peace talks
20 January 2014 06:51 PM
For Seattle, defeated in their lone Super Bowl appearance eight years ago, it will be another chance to win the biggest prize
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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- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'
- 5 Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters