'Once Putin saw the opportunity to hasten the EU’s disintegration, he seized it'
Government will control entire market 'from seed to smoke,' in a bid to curb addiction and drug violence
Report says United are first sports team to break that barrier
The gay and bisexual community of America pre-dates Columbus – and continues to shape the nation. Why isn't it acknowledged? Johann Hari argues that it's time for the activists to come in from the margins
Continuing a lifelong habit of putting money where his mouth is, George Soros has announced a gift of $100m (£65m) to Human Rights Watch, the organisation which seeks to monitor abuses of power and to lobby transgressing governments and companies.
As bailed-out institutions plan to share billions among staff, top figures in the City – including bank directors – call on the Government to take decisive action at last
PM expected to admit today that he should have been tougher with 'freewheeling bankers'
When asked his advice for a young person growing up in Britain, Jim Rogers, former partner of George Soros and one of the world's most successful investors, is forthright. "Move to China; learn Chinese." In an interview with The Independent, Mr Rogers warns that Britain will go bankrupt if the Government continues to follow its present policy of attempting to save the banks through subsidy and nationalisation.
Slavoj Zizek is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London. Professor Zizek argues that our understanding of violence is wrong.