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.
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
18 January 2014 06:09 PM
The rose gardens and parks of the US capital are under attack and only lethal force can save them from the doe-eyed assailants
17 January 2014 11:36 PM
It's Conference Championship weekend, and the four best teams in the NFL lock horns for a shot at the sport's ultimate prize
NSA surveillance revelations: Barack Obama announces reforms to bulk data collection and spying on heads of states
17 January 2014 02:08 PM
Long-awaited speech unveiled some restrictions to America's surveillance policy, but Obama remained largely unapologetic
12 January 2014 12:00 AM
The political fate of the US presidential hopeful rests less on how much ridicule he attracts than on whether he can see off the lawyers
11 January 2014 12:00 AM
For devotees of the NFL, this is as good as it gets – the divisional round of the play-offs, four games pitting the regular season’s finest against four challengers already battle-hardened by victory in last weekend’s ever-treacherous wild-card round. And in 2014 there’s an extra twist: the prospect that one of the longest, most painful droughts in US sport might be near an end.
Steve McQueen’s acclaimed film 12 Years A Slave is brutal in its honesty. But is it too much for American audiences?
10 January 2014 02:02 AM
The paucity of slavery movies is especially striking when compared with the hundreds made about the Holocaust
05 January 2014 12:00 AM
The city is being led by a liberal for the first time in a generation, and the Democrats – especially Hillary Clinton - will be watching closely
04 January 2014 12:00 AM
Today, the battle for the Super Bowl starts in earnest. The regular season is out of the way, and so is Black Monday which immediately follows, the now traditional cull of NFL head coaches who didn’t deliver the goods. This year five were sacked (the most noteworthy among them Mike Shanahan of the utterly dysfunctional 3-13 Washington Redskins).
03 January 2014 01:00 AM
Devastated by injury and dumped by his beloved team, one of the NFL’s all-time great quarterbacks is back in business and breaking records
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo shot dead at war memorial
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella