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Carol King-Eckersley tells of her 'double tragedy' after deciding to track down her only child, put up for adoption 45 years ago

Britain in talks with 10 more Gaddafi aides

Inner circle turn their backs on besieged Libyan dictator

Bid to quiz Kusa over Lockerbie bomb

Scottish prosecutors today told the Foreign Office they want to interview Musa Kusa in connection with the Lockerbie bombing.



Libyan regime insists talk of 'defection' is untrue

The news that Mousa Kousa, Libya's Foreign Minister, had slipped across the border into Tunisia on "private" business was always bound to excite interest.

Leading article: In defence of our forces

The crisis in Libya has acted as a catalyst in British politics. We commented two weeks ago that the succession of domestic policy U-turns was beginning to call the Prime Minister's competence into question. Since then, the logistics of rescuing British nationals from a dangerous situation confirmed the impression of a lack of grip. Equally, David Cameron seemed unsteady on foreign policy more generally, as he zigzagged from isolationist arms sales promoter to muscular interventionist.

Richard Ingrams: Now I know why I'm against the alternative vote

"Did a candidate knock on your door in the last election?"

Letter from the editor: Join the conversation

Afternoon conference at i is where most of the decisions that inform the following day’s paper are made.

Leading article: Questions conveniently overlooked

This will not be the last word on the unsettling case of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted on 270 counts of murder for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. That will come only after his death. But it could be the next-to-last word, even though it offers only the same answers concerning his release that pretty much everyone suspected.

A Day That Shook The World: Lockerbie bombing

On 21 December 1988 Pan Am flight 103 exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie killing all 259 passengers on board and 20 residents.

Families 'have nothing to fear from Lockerbie investigation'

A priest has made a direct appeal to American families of the Lockerbie bombing, saying they have nothing to fear from an inquiry.

John Rentoul: Cameron's words decoded

Between the lines of the Prime Minister's conference speech

IoS letters, emails & online postings (25 July 2010)

The Scottish legal system pre-dates the Act of Union; it is separate and distinct from English law ("An extremely murky business", 18 July). As such, criminals in Scotland can only be released on, for example, compassionate grounds by a Scottish minister.

Leading article: Cynical posturing on all sides

When this week's trip to Washington was first pencilled into David Cameron's diary, the Prime Minister must have been looking forward to a chance to make acquaintances in the White House and to address some of the pressing challenges facing our two nations. Instead, he walked into a toxic row about a convicted terrorist, a vilified oil company and a decision taken by the Scottish Executive before he was even elected to office.

PM dismisses obsession with UK's 'special relationship'

David Cameron will today seek to change the public's perception of the "special relationship" between the United States and Britain.

The Megrahi Affair: Blair, BP & the Libyan link

The US Senate is determined to uncover the truth behind the early release of the Lockerbie bomber
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