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  • Leading article: The African Union needs outside help to succeed
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    Set things right in Darfur, Bashir was told, and you might get the job in 2007. But things have got worse, considerably worse, in the past 12 months. And the violence in Sudan's most remote Western province has now spilled over into the Central Afric...

  • Leading article: Sinn Fein takes a key step towards shared power
    Monday, 29 January 2007

    Yesterday's landmark Sinn Fein decision to support the police and justice institutions in Northern Ireland flowed from recognition of that stark fact, as has so much else in the Irish peace process. The idea of formally pledging recognition of the po...

  • Letter: Forests and climate
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    Sustainable timber harvesting in appropriate forests is wholly compatible with the carbon cycle. Trees do not live for ever; when they die, some of the carbon they contain is released to the atmosphere. In a sustainably managed forest, the new trees ...

  • Leading article: The 'hobbit' and the search for truth
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    Non-scientists can be forgiven for feeling somewhat confused about this particular bone of contention. The issue is whether the extinct individual who lived on Flores some 13,000 years ago was a member of a hitherto unknown species of human. If so, t...

  • Lucy Caldwell: The story so far...
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    I consider calling my dad to tell him I blame his side of my gene pool. But I feel too hungover, even though I'm not: all's I did yesterday - it seems - was ironing. Mostly, I use the trick of hanging crumpled clothes in the bathroom when I'm having ...

  • Leading article: Wars and rhetoric about wars
    Monday, 29 January 2007

    Instead of heeding the will of the voters, however, President Bush treated the verdict with contempt. Rejecting the Iraq Study Group recommendations, which called for the US military presence in Iraq to be scaled down, he opted for the precise opposi...

  • Leading article: Stubbed out
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    Has ever a nation looked less likely to embrace the anti- smoking legislative revolution that is drifting over the developed world? Smoking goes to the heart of the modern French identity. Between the wars, smoking full-strength, unfiltered Gauloises...

  • Nick Clegg: Do you want to create crime, or cut it?
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    The Government and David Cameron pretend that if we only add another few thousand cells, we will somehow have a prison system that works. But Britain already locks up more of its citizens than any other country in Western Europe. Reoffending rates ar...

  • Alice Mahon: Labour is in power - so why do I have to go private?
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    I was Labour MP for Halifax for 18 years, and I didn't believe this could happen. I can still hardly believe it. But it has happened to me and - I have since discovered - to thousands of others. I went to a GP last September because I had some discom...

  • David Usborne: Our Man In New York
    Monday, 29 January 2007

    The depth of my fecklessness only struck me later when I caught the beginning of a film on television called Firewall with Harrison Ford. My stomach knotted as the tidy life of his character began to unravel when he found he owed $92,000 (£47,000) in...

  • Leading article: The final whistle
    Monday, 29 January 2007

    Grandstand was a child of the early television era, when viewers had few choices and were by and large grateful for what they got. The programme was conceived as the national showcase for sport, and it flitted between racing, football, athletics and ...

  • Steve Connor: Global warming is not some conspiratorial hoax
    Monday, 29 January 2007

    For the past six years, some 2,000 of the world's leading climatologists, glaciologists, meteorologists, oceanographers and specialists from dozens of other disciplines have trawled through all that has been published in the scientific literature on ...

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