James Hall had been forgotten after serving 25 years in prison – until the very different case of the NSA whistleblower brought the intelligence community back into the headlines
Country Of Georgia
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Friday 05 August 2011
Some of the biggest events in history have happened during the holidays, writes Amol Rajan
Monday 01 August 2011
For once Fabio Capello's English was spot on. Having considered the opposition in their 2014 World Cup qualifying group, Capello observed: "It will not be easy, but I think that England is better than the other teams."
Saturday 09 July 2011
Three Georgian photojournalists were accused today of passing secret information regarding the movements of President Mikheil Saakashvili to Russian intelligence and were charged with espionage.
Friday 08 July 2011
The Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's personal photographer has been arrested on espionage charges in the latest in a long line of spy scandals to rock the former Soviet republic.
Saturday 02 July 2011
Sergei Bagapsh was the second president of the Republic of Abkhazia, the region of Georgia that broke away in 1993. He played a crucial role in guiding the country through troubled years.
Saturday 25 June 2011
Wednesday 22 June 2011
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Paddy Leigh Fermor (obituary, 11 June) was a man of many dimensions, writes Patrick Reade. He had an unquenchable curiosity about people and culture; when he met remote groups, be they Saxons in Transylvania, Vlachs in northern Greece or gypsies in Hungary, he would not just learn their language and song but remember it for the rest of his life. At Paddy's last birthday party in London, William Blacker quoted two lines of a Romanian ballad in a speech about him; at the age of 96 Paddy sang the song in its entirety. There seemed no occasion at which he could not enliven the party by an adroit performance, or reminisce in half a dozen European languages.
Monday 13 June 2011
Wednesday 08 June 2011
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Sunday 15 May 2011
Monday 09 May 2011
Tuesday 03 May 2011
Wajid Shamsul Hasan, the Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK, says that his country has been at the forefront of the war on terror.
Friday 22 April 2011
Books: I can't read while rehearsing and so all I'm managing at the moment is a page or two of Amanda Vickery's 'Behind Closed Doors' – a vivid and quirky domestic history of Georgian England. I was invited last October to go to the High Arctic with Cape Farewell. For months after I read nothing but books on climate change and the Arctic/Antarctic experience: Tim Flannery's 'The Weather Makers', 'With Scott to the Pole', a wonderful collection of Herbert Pontings photographs of the 1910-1913 expedition, and Stephen J Pyne's 'The Ice: a Journey to Antarctica'.
Sunday 17 April 2011
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train