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Monday, 14 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: The full extent of the crisis is only just emerging
    Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    The factory gate prices announced yesterday only confirm what every shopper and motorist already knows. Prices are rising and the pace is accelerating. The primary causes are clear. They lie in the dramatic escalation in the price of oil and commodit...

  • 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: Save the elephant from China
    Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    China wants to be allowed to bid for ivory from four southern African countries – South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe – which were given permission to trade in ivory in 1997 in a misguided decision by the Convention on International Trade in...

  • 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 ...

  • Letters: Boys and knives
    Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    Was this really such serious criminal activity as it is painted today? We are putting more and more emphasis on making illegal the purchase and possession of items which are freely available in everyone's kitchen and garden shed. We are giving the po...

  • Shaun Walker: Russia was wrong to veto sanctions – but it came as no surprise
    Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    He said that such behaviour "raises questions about the reliability of Russia as a G8 partner". His comments recalled those of the presidential hopeful John McCain who said he wanted Russia out of the G8 club of rich nations. It was particularly gall...

  • 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...

  • Leading article: Service with a sting
    Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    You intend to add a reward for good service, and you believe that your contribution, however modest, will augment your server's – probably – low wages. As we report today, you could be wrong. And we are not talking a few insalubrious dives here, but ...

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