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Wednesday, 13 February 2008

  • Leading article: An overdue debate about the Beijing Olympics
    Thursday, 14 February 2008

    Mr Spielberg has now – quite rightly – decided that the liabilities outweigh the advantages. In his statement, he said that his conscience would not allow him to continue with "business as usual" and he would now concentrate on trying to halt the "un...

  • Leading article: Rising prices should give us all food for thought
    Wednesday, 13 February 2008

    According to the ONS, this week's rise is attributable to soaring oil and food bills. We know all about oil, but it is becoming clear that food is potentially just as serious a driver of inflation in the 21st century. The United Nations' food price i...

  • Letters: Islam
    Thursday, 14 February 2008

    The crucial things about accommodation, Archbishop Williams' key term, are that it belongs to Christian tradition, going back to the days when some wanted to eat meat sacrificed to idols, and that it works both ways: a sharia system of arbitration wi...

  • Leading article: Trials that demonstrate our strength
    Thursday, 14 February 2008

    That poses the question of how to prove an "intention" to commit mass murder in a court of law. Terrorists rarely put down their plans on paper to make life easy for prosecutors. If the security services wait too long for a watertight case to be buil...

  • Mia Farrow: It's time to end the genocide
    Thursday, 14 February 2008

    Time is running out for the people of Darfur. All nations share in the responsibility to do all they can to help bring an end to the genocide, and – after five years of conflict – to help bring peace and security to the people of Sudan. China, though...

  • Letters: Khmer Rouge killers
    Wednesday, 13 February 2008

    As the Americans pulled out after the disastrous war in Vietnam ,which included the illegal bombing of Cambodia in an attempt to destroy Viet Cong supply routes, they provided the social and political environment for the Khmer Rouge to leave their ju...

  • Leading article: The courage to right a historic wrong
    Wednesday, 13 February 2008

    In the few weeks since he led the Labor Party into office on a landslide, Mr Rudd has brought a liberating breath of fresh air into Australian politics. Before the end of his first day in office, he had reversed Australia's policy on climate change b...

  • Leading article: Rights and wrongs
    Thursday, 14 February 2008

    But the days of our national singularity in this respect may be numbered. Speaking in the US yesterday, the Justice Secretary, Jack Straw, held out the prospect of a single document enshrining every citizen's rights and responsibilities and outlining...

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