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Sunday, 24 February 2008

  • Leading article: The benefits of a fairer trading system
    Monday, 25 February 2008

    It has also been revealed that more consumers than ever are buying Fairtrade products. The UK market is now worth almost £500m a year. Sales rocketed during 2007, registering an 80 per cent increase on 2006. We are on course to spend £2bn a year on s...

  • Leading article: The benefits of a fairer trading system
    Monday, 25 February 2008

    It has also been revealed that more consumers than ever are buying Fairtrade products. The UK market is now worth almost £500m a year. Sales rocketed during 2007, registering an 80 per cent increase on 2006. We are on course to spend £2bn a year on s...

  • Leading article: The gloves come off
    Monday, 25 February 2008

    And at the weekend, Hillary Clinton made a startling attack on Mr Obama for producing what she claims was a misleading leaflet on her own health-care policy. At a rally in Ohio, which will hold its primary next week, the New York senator scolded her ...

  • Leading article: Set Pervez free
    Monday, 25 February 2008

    An appeal hearing has been scheduled. It should take place in the capital, Kabul, since the judicial system in Mazar has plainly been compromised. Mr Kambaksh ought to be acquitted, but if he is not, President Karzai must exercise his constitutional ...

  • Simon Armson: That bell of suicide tolls for all of us
    Sunday, 24 February 2008

    This may seem a strange and defeatist statement to make when addressing the question of preventing suicide. But despite the progress that has been made in recent years in reducing the incidence of suicide, it remains one of the most pernicious killer...

  • Martin Bright: So, Mr Straw, weren't you just a little bit curious?
    Sunday, 24 February 2008

    Had Miliband insisted on Jack Straw's presence? I half-expected the younger man to turn and point the finger. After all, it is not the first time this year that he has been forced to carry the can over events that occurred at the Foreign Office on Ja...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 24 February 2008

    Not quite. As the former wife of a leading Pakistani politician herself, Ms Khan has got something serious of her own to bring to the debate. But I hear what you say. "Dumbing down" is a charge often thrown at us and the other "quality" media – and s...

  • Steve Smith: Any day now I should hear back from El Comandante
    Sunday, 24 February 2008

    While the CIA rues its failure to blow up the Cuban leader despite an entire humidor's worth of exploding stogies, reporters are coming to terms with the end of one of the great journalistic assignments: bagging an interview with Fidel. "There are ma...

  • Matthew Bell: The IoS diary
    Sunday, 24 February 2008

    Little is known about Diego Garcia, the tiny British territory used by the US for extraordinary rendition flights. So shrouded in mystery is the remote atoll that it is being suggested in Westminster that maybe the US thought it belonged to them a...

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