Voices Seamus Heaney poses with the Nobel Prize for Literature he received during the Nobel ceremonies in Stockholm on 10 December 1995

'No poet of the past century has voiced dilemmas of the individual conscience torn between anguish at injustice and horror of violence better, or more profoundly'

Travel: If travel broadens the mind, it's hardly surprising that a travel editor finds dealing with the concept of a thousand years a breeze

I am trying to reduce a thousand years into a comprehensible chunk of time, and am finding it surprisingly easy.

Podium: Bill Clinton has taken democracy forward

From a lecture by the Assistant to the President of the United States on progressive politics, given at Princeton University

Clinton's bid to buy up guns

BILL CLINTON has unveiled a plan to buy back guns to take firearms off the streets. The President's $15m (pounds 9.5m) initiative follows the success of similar schemes in several US cities.

Books: Left, right: they all hate him

No One Left to Lie To

Clinton `told truth about Whitewater'

A WOMAN involved in the Whitewater case broke four years of silence yesterday to say that President Bill Clinton told the truth about the scandal.

Don't stand by him, Hillary

She's a busted flush if she sticks by her husband; her credibility can't be sustained if she sanctions his behaviour

Jones morass could still trap Clinton

JUST WHEN it might have seemed that the President's political travails were over, he may now be facing a further legal ordeal.

Clinton Acquitted: Political Prospects, Now the real reckoning for a shamed President

THE SMOKE has started to clear from the battlefield. The political casualties on both sides are being counted, and - on the Republican side at least, they are huge. But out of the mists of battle, President Bill Clinton emerges, still in office, as large as life and twice as boisterous, with two years of his Presidency left to run.

Clinton's aphrodisiac soap opera: the Independent year

Impeachment Of A President

The Critics: Cinema: All the President's women

Primary Colors (15)

Hyde hints at two charges

THE REPUBLICAN chairman of the committee that will decide on the course of impeachment hearings into President Bill Clinton has indicated that the number of accusations could be reduced to just two: lying under oath and obstructing the course of justice.

Monitor: The American press assesses Bill Clinton's future

All the News of the World

Clinton 'faces lesser charges'

REPUBLICANS WILL drop the most damaging charge against Bill Clinton, by dismissing the allegation that he abused his constitutional powers to impede investigations into his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, reports in the US said yesterday.
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003