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  • 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...

  • Letters: China
    Friday, 15 February 2008

    An undemocratic country which is illegally occupying Tibet and where dissent is gagged is not a worthy venue for the Olympic Games. Executions are carried out on an industrial scale, requiring mobile execution vans which travel between prisons. Thera...

  • 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...

  • Leading article: Ray of hope
    Friday, 15 February 2008

    There was a sharp rise in the suicide rate in Britain among men aged 15-34 during the 1980s and 1990s; a trend mirrored across the developed world. But, according to a report from the British Medical Journal, it has now begun to fall in the UK. A num...

  • 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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Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

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Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
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Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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