Arts and Entertainment Bono was chased down the street at a G8 summit by protesters shouting 'Make Bono history'

Singer said in the same 'great' week he was booed at the TED conference in Arusha, Tanzania

Rowan Williams: Fear of terror should not blind us to others' needs

From the Christmas sermon preached by the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Canterbury Cathedral

Third World attacks failure of Evian to tackle its problems

In an attempt to present a united front, contentious issues were avoided in 'least substantive" meeting to date

Third World Debt: Campaign's unremitting pressure forced the hand of government

The aid agencies, the devel- opment movement, pop stars and ordinary people came together to campaign for debt relief. Concern had been growing throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 1996 many of those campaigning for change launched the Jubilee 2000 coalition, named after the Jubilee Law in the Old Testament which dictated that every 50 years land and animals were to rest, all property was to be restored and all debts cancelled. And poor people could be given a new start.

Third World Debt: Success for a 'rainbow' campaign

FEW CAMPAIGNS have united so many fringe and mainstream groups so quickly on such a broad front to so much effect as the campaign to drop Third World debt.

New rules that business must learn; Podium

From a speech given by KPMG's director of sustainable development to the Young Fabian conference on business ethics

Monitor: All the News of the World - International comment on the G8 measures to ease Third World debt

WHAT IS required on the part of the G8 is to undertake a comprehensive exercise involving writing off debt. Only thus can the bloodletting of the economies of the Third World countries be stopped. Few would disagree with the G8 demand that the money saved on debt payments be used for improvements in basic social areas like health, education, and poverty reduction. Money spent on these sectors is in fact an investment bound to contribute to the development of the economy. Similarly, economic good conduct that requires tightening of belts and good governance, is something that the governments in the Third World are badly in need of. The fact that Russia has been denied any further debt relief until it has implemented the necessary reforms, should be enough to convince the Third World debt relief seekers that the G8 means business.

Armed forces: Ulster-sized force needed for Kosovo

BRITAIN MAY have to deploy armed forces in Kosovo numbering "very close" to the 15,000 now in Northern Ireland, the former Tory defence secretary Tom King said yesterday. The Defence Secretary George Robertson side-stepped that question and said the operation would "continue as long as it takes".

Leading Article: The wobbly Russian bear is still standing, with a little help...

BORIS YELTSIN in Cologne yesterday was a metaphor for Russia today: unstable but still standing. He stumbled from the aeroplane, clinging first to his wife and then - sweeping aside the flunkies strategically deployed to prop him up - to Gerhard Schroder, and held him in a bear hug in the manner of a boxer attempting to stay upright.

The G8 Summit: GM Regulation: US stops safe food moves

FEARFUL IT could be a guise for protectionism, the US and Canada have blocked a French initiative to set up a global food safety council to set international standards and regulate the sales of genetically modified foods.

The G8 Summit: Reconstruction: No aid for Serbia until Milosevic regime goes

AS THE FINAL elements of the Kosovo peace deal slotted into place yesterday, Western leaders turned their attention to the rebuilding of those parts of the Balkans where Yugoslavia'sPresident, Slobodan Milosevic, does not hold sway.
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links