The National, Pixies, and Disclosure also confirmed for Barcelona festival
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Thursday 02 December 2010
The Oxford Union has cancelled an address that was to have been delivered tonight by Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa, citing concerns about protests being planned by thousands of demonstrators.
Peter Christopherson: Musician and designer who worked with Throbbing Gristle and the Hipgnosis agency
Monday 29 November 2010
The Industrial music genre beloved of angsty teenagers and "edgy" American filmmakers has its roots in the experiments of the British agent provocateurs Throbbing Gristle in the mid-to-late 1970s.
Saturday 13 November 2010
A book entirely made up of questions is creating a buzz.
Wednesday 10 November 2010
Three british soldiers could be charged with war crimes over the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners, two senior judges have been told.
Friday 15 October 2010
Two truncated love stories – a quietly heroic, enduring passion that gives counterpoint to a desultory romantic failure – combine in Andreï Makine's eleventh novel. It reprises the Russian author's grand themes of personal dignity and integrity, passion and stoicism in the face of sweeping historical forces. Makine has a thing or two to say about exile and isolation, being Siberian by birth but having drafted his debut novel, Le Testament Francais, in French while homeless in Paris, where he sought asylum in 1987.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
The CIA has tapes of the alleged 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments helped the US in holding and questioning suspected terrorists.
Saturday 10 July 2010
Sunday 27 June 2010
Monday 07 June 2010
A prominent physicians group claimed today that medical personnel were used to test and refine the effectiveness of "waterboarding" and other harsh interrogation techniques for terror detainees in US custody.
Friday 05 March 2010
Glen Duncan sets the scene, crisply, creeply and most evocatively, as Augustus Rose is led into an interrogation room, for a day and a night and a day (of the title) for his torture, before yielding the names demanded by his interrogators.
Monday 14 September 2009
Sunday 30 August 2009
A former minister hand-picked by Gordon Brown to lead an intelligence watchdog should not lead an inquiry into Britain's involvement in transporting terrorist suspects for interrogation and torture abroad, a senior Tory claimed last night.
Sunday 30 August 2009
Neil Finn, Liam Finn, Johnny Marr, Jeff Tweedy, assorted Radioheaders and, er, KT Tunstall... All proceeds to Oxfam... What could go wrong? Not much, actually, and Finn Sr's charity project is indeed worthy and occasionally wonderful.
Wednesday 26 August 2009
Tuesday 25 August 2009
On Monday, the US Justice Department released a declassified version of a 2004 internal CIA report, entitled "Counterterrorism Detention and Interrogation Activities (Septemeber 2001 - October 2003).
Below is a PDF of the entire document.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
- 1 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'