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Sunday, 18 November 2007

  • Leading article: Sparks that risk igniting another Balkan war
    Monday, 19 November 2007

    At the present juncture, however, nothing would be more dangerous. The clear victor in these elections looks set to be the Democratic Party of Hashim Thaci, a former guerrilla leader. This was the party that campaigned most stridently and impatiently...

  • Letters: Feeding the homeless
    Monday, 19 November 2007

    Westminster knows the way to help rough sleepers is to meet their complex needs. Ex-rough-sleepers, including the founder of the Big Issue John Bird, tell us that soup runs keep people on the streets rather than helping them off. Our partners, often...

  • Leading article: Competitive reading
    Monday, 19 November 2007

    As well they might be. Not a set of exam results passes without complaints from employers about the inadequacy of school-leavers in reading and writing. A high percentage of prisoners have poor to non-existent literacy. Low reading ability is also co...

  • Stan Hey: Forget the conspiracy theories. We can fail on our own
    Sunday, 18 November 2007

    Nightmares of previous English exits from international qualifying competitions resurfaced, with images of an executioner's axe swinging through the sky – remember Poland humiliatingly forcing a draw at Wembley in 1973 to eliminate England from the f...

  • Leading article: Japan's blind spot
    Monday, 19 November 2007

    This year's Japanese expedition brings the failings of the International Whaling Commission into particularly sharp relief. Environmentalists are, rightly, up in arms about the fleet's plans to kill more than 40 humpback whales, along with 900 or so ...

  • John Lichfield: Our Man In Paris
    Monday, 19 November 2007

    On Métro platforms, everyone looks glum and ignores everyone else. On the car-clogged streets, selfishness rules. Scenes from a transport strike. An entire street of blocked cars blow their horns in frustrated chorus. A tiny, elderly woman appears on...

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