Julian Assange tells Matthew Bell why governments fear Wikileaks
My parents were ... warm, loving, down-to-earth and principled. My father was what they called a "bundle strangler" – or a dispatch hand – with the 'Daily Record' in Glasgow; my mother was a housewife.
Louisiana governor adds to the pressure on oil giant CEO as latest fix shows some success
Kiefer Sutherland loses $900,000 in Mexican cattle scam
Memoirs to tell of Veep's change of heart in waning years of presidency
The CIA is currently embroiled in two controversies that go to the heart of the problems surrounding the world's largest intelligence agency. It is accused of keeping Congress in the dark about a secret post-9/11 project, on the orders of the former vice-president Dick Cheney and probably in violation of the law. Meanwhile the Justice Department is moving towards a criminal investigation of whether CIA operatives illegally tortured captured terrorist suspects. A rule of thumb about an intelligence service might be: the less you hear about it, the better it's probably doing its job. Instead, the CIA seems to be eternally in the headlines.
Verdi's comic opera is set in a post-war Britain where food is plentiful and love can conquer the scheming of a fat knight
Hollywood stars on the West End stage are not new. But none is haunted by a past of quite such drug-ravaged turmoil as this one
The president for vice
The world is big, complicated, and frequently confusing - so it's not surprising that we all need a bit of guidance from time to time. But where can we turn for the essential information to steer us through? The American satirist Evan Eisenberg believe he has the solution: a guide to the important stuff that's as easy to follow as a restaurant review. Read it, and you'll be dining out on his advice in no time...