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Tony Blair was certainly not shy about championing the interests of British oil companies in Iraq

Time is starting to run out on Doha trade talks

The Prime Minister used his visit to the World Economic Forum yesterday to launch a new initiative he said he hoped would focus the minds of countries around the world on finally getting a deal from the Doha round of world trade talks.

Davos Diary: Bigwigs choose to fill their boots

In Davos, it's the footwear that tells you everything you need to know about the seniority of the delegate.

Adrian Hamilton: We shouldn't give up on the euro just yet

International Studies

Profile: Elusive chairman who now has to face the President

He has been the invisible man of the BP oil spill disaster – but next week he takes centre stage.

BP's rivals rally round as industry faces turning point

The oil giant's competitors just want to help – despite feverish talk of a takeover. But whatever happens, the huge spill spells profound change. By Mark Leftly

The City Diary: Publicity spotlight turns now to the Duke of York

Slackbelly exposes the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Square Mile

BP boss scoops 41 per cent raise despite profits slump

BP'S chief executive, Tony Hayward, was awarded a 41 per cent pay rise in 2009 despite the company's profits coming in more than 50 per cent down on the previous year.

BP springs surprise as Swedish telecoms boss gets chairman's job

Ericsson CEO Carl-Henrik Svanberg will replace Peter Sutherland later this year

BP appoints new chairman - at last

BP's two-year hunt to fill one of Britain's most prestigious corporate jobs ended today with the appointment of Carl-Henric Svanberg as chairman.

Third of BP's shareholders reject director bonus plans

Chairman's links with RBS draw ire from investors

Credit Crisis Diary: 16/04/2009

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McKillop quits as director of BP as controversy over RBS role continues

Sir Tom McKillop, the embattled former chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland, resigned as a director of the energy giant BP yesterday, despite previously putting his name forward for re-election at the group's annual general meeting on 16 April.

Niall Fitzgerald favourite to take over chair of BP

Niall Fitzgerald, the deputy chairman of Thomson Reuters, has emerged as one of the favourites to succeed Peter Sutherland as chairman of BP when he steps down in April.

Rio Tinto plans $19.5bn Chinese deal to pay debt

Convertible bonds scheme will double Chinalco's stake to 18 per cent once exercised

RBS set to be first test of bank bailout scheme

Under majority state control, RBS faces a boardroom overhaul
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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project