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Sunday, 25 November 2007

  • Leading article: Bush's last chance to leave a legacy of peace
    Monday, 26 November 2007

    Even assuming that the negotiations begin after tomorrow, the obstacles to success remain daunting. Hamas, which is in control of Gaza, is excluded from the process and has the power to disrupt it. Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, conversely, fa...

  • Leading article: Another skittle of the old order falls
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    Mr Howard, the four-time winner, has finally been defeated, with the added humiliation of almost certainly losing his own seat. Australia has for the first time anywhere in the world – one of those rare facts not easily checked on Google – a prime mi...

  • Melanie McDonagh: Like it or not, we are needed in Kosovo
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    This was the most successful instance of his predecessor's policy of humanitarian engagement in foreign affairs before it got a bad name, and it is now an issue that is likely, temporarily at least, to become as urgent as Iraq or Afghanistan. Moreove...

  • Leading article: A new generation makes its voice heard
    Monday, 26 November 2007

    Whatever else he got wrong, voters could scarcely fault the veteran John Howard with his overall stewardship of the economy. Over more than 11 years of expansion, wages have risen, national debt has been wiped out and unemployment has fallen to only ...

  • Nicholas Foulkes: The tell-tale brolly that betrayed the England boss
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    The umbrella was the problem; while he may have been offering helpful suggestions to this team, they were drowned by the unvoiced message being broadcast by his brolly – risk averse, detached and aloof. By contrast, his Croatian counterpart, Slaven B...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    James Tyrell, from Cirencester, emails: "I think we accept that global warming is a serious matter, but why do you have to go to such extremes in your reporting? Last week's front-page picture made it look as though the world was on fire, and you use...

  • Sophie Heawood: Diana's exes - the good, the bad and James Hewitt
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    As part of the evidence into suspicious goings-on, her former private secretary was asked to read out a list of men whose relationships with the Princess were thought to have caused discomfort at the Palace. At the end, he even added a final "and so ...

  • Geoffrey Lean: Brown talks the green talk... then gives us a new runway
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    Long believed to be 'brown' by nature as well as name, he surprised his audience with both his rhetoric and his practical commitments. He announced a "world-changing mission" to tackle climate change, "the great project of this generation". He said t...

  • David Raynes: Many illegal drugs have become ubiquitous
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    It is also obsessed with "up-stream disruption". That's good, but it has a marginal effect on the UK market. It frequently refuses follow-up operations to catch the organisers behind Customs "cold find" frontier seizures. These often represent the ve...

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