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Sunday, 13 July 2008

  • Leading article: A diplomatic gamble that has only made matters worse
    Monday, 14 July 2008

    The resolution's failure certainly overshadows the fact that several of Mr Mugabe's neighbouring states are refusing to recognise him as president; an unprecedented rupture of the informal rule that African governments do not turn on their own. And i...

  • Leading article: Discipline and the duty of care
    Monday, 14 July 2008

    But we ought to remember that the way our troops have been treated by the Government in recent years has hardly been exemplary either. They have been hampered on the front-line by equipment shortages, their families have endured substandard housing, ...

  • Leading article: Your weight. Whose fault?
    Sunday, 13 July 2008

    Gordon Brown, speaking to journalists on the plane to the G8 summit in Japan, said that "all of us" have a role in reducing world food prices by cutting our food waste. While David Cameron, speaking in Glasgow East, where there is a by-election next ...

  • Leading article: We'll drink to that
    Monday, 14 July 2008

    Franco-Londoners are being encouraged to vote to honour the most distinguished among them. And they are not short of candidates. Eva Green, Joël Robuchon, Nicole Fahri, François Cecillon, Arsène Wenger: not since 1066 has our capital been so replete ...

  • John Thomson: This way, Mr Bush, you could go out a statesman
    Sunday, 13 July 2008

    President Bush is widely believed to have assured supporters that he will not leave office without having dealt with Iran. This mean's "teaching Iran a lesson", perhaps shaking the regime. Some US commentators suggest the regime is already shaking an...

  • A N Wilson: Don't let's be beastly to the Germans. They gave us Goethe and Bach
    Sunday, 13 July 2008

    The fact that Max Mosley spoke German to one of the young women involved in the case (she happens to be German) and that all those involved with the afternoon episodes apparently broke into what purported to be "German accents" led automatically to t...

  • Letters: Ivory trade
    Monday, 14 July 2008

    Each year a staggering 20,000 elephants and many rangers are killed to sustain human's demand for ivory. Nowhere is this demand more prolific than in China, which has the world's largest black market in illegal ivory and is the world's single major d...

  • Michael McCarthy: Elephants' death sentence
    Monday, 14 July 2008

    If China's application is approved, the resulting huge increase in the legal ivory trade will give the biggest possible shot in the arm to the enormous illicit trade which is supplied by poachers killing elephants across Africa – 23,000 a year at the...

  • IoS letters, emails & texts, 13 July 2008
    Sunday, 13 July 2008

    Without representation by big galleries, women's chances of having their work seen at international art fairs or by top public galleries, are reduced. Institutions such as the Tate now do a significant amount of shopping at these art fairs, and their...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 13 July 2008

    Does this mean the press is having to resort to desperate measures? Reader Joel Fischer thinks it might be. "I've bought 'The Independent on Sunday' from the beginning, precisely because it is just that – independent," he writes from Bristol. "So I w...

  • Phil Shiner: The MoD blames 'a few bad apples'. I blame the MoD
    Sunday, 13 July 2008

    Hassan, 14, was forced to give a man oral sex and maintain a prolonged simulated sex position. The watching soldiers laughed out loud. The MoD wants us to believe these were isolated incidents in Iraq and that the "few bad apples" thesis prevails. Bu...

  • Kristjan Järvi: Noises Off
    Sunday, 13 July 2008

    It's difficult to generalise about centuries of music in the classical tradition, but it's undeniable that it has incredible class, tradition and style and its best performers are masters of it. Audiences are thrilled to see it in its authentic form,...

  • Matthew Bell: The IoS diary
    Sunday, 13 July 2008

    * The High Court was told by News of the Screws hack Neville Thurlbeck that footage of Max Mosley's orgy was needed for them to prove the story. And he should know. Author Peter Burden tells the story of how, a few years ago, Thurlbeck was sent to in...

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