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Monday, 18 August 2008

  • Leading Article: A departing president and an unstable nation
    Tuesday, 19 August 2008

    What has defined Mr Musharraf's rule more than anything else has been his relations with the West since the terror attacks of 11 September 2001. He presented himself as the world's sheriff in a volatile region, a stance that won him billions of dolla...

  • Letters: Child protection measures will make checks easier and safer
    Tuesday, 19 August 2008

    There are positive aspects of the legislation. After a person is registered with the ISA to work with children (or vulnerable adults) that registration is portable to all activities, thus avoiding the duplication for different ones. There will also b...

  • Leading Article: Adrift in a polyglot world
    Tuesday, 19 August 2008

    We found it funny here, but if the decline of foreign language studying continues, the former England manager will not be the last Briton to find his lack of linguistic skills exposed in such a brutal way. Last week we drew some encouragement from th...

  • Leading Article: Great expectations
    Tuesday, 19 August 2008

    So spare a thought for the 110m hurdler, Liu Xiang, China's most feted track and field hero. By pulling out of his Olympic race yesterday he has crushed the hopes of a fifth of humanity. Injury was the cause, but a question inevitably presents itself...

  • Susie Rushton: Urban Notebook
    Tuesday, 19 August 2008

    To be geographically fashionable requires timing, and mine was a bit off. As any resident graphic designer or freelance rock photographer (and they are legion) will tell you, Shoreditch hit the apex of coolness approximately 12 years ago, when artist...

  • Ian Oliver: Legalising drugs would only make matters worse
    Tuesday, 19 August 2008

    Now he has become a teacher, his dangerously naive views appear to be more harmful than an inadequate UK drug policy, and he must associate with a limited group of professionals if his assertion is not gross exaggeration. The majority of people in th...

  • Podium: Pervez Musharraf: I am resigning to give my country the chance to heal
    Tuesday, 19 August 2008

    In all these crises we stood up thanks to the grace of God and saved Pakistan from the crises. In handling the problems, the sole aim was the well-being of the people and the safety and security of Pakistan. We introduced Pakistan's true image all ov...

  • Letters: Legalising drugs
    Monday, 18 August 2008

    For those of us who have been at the forefront of helping people with drug problems for many years (in my case, as a GP and founder and first chairman of Druglink, the Swindon drugs advisory service), we feel desperate that after 20 years of campaign...

  • Leading article: Time to calm down the rhetoric with Russia
    Monday, 18 August 2008

    Russia's announcement on Friday that Poland could consider itself a target for nuclear strikes in future opened up a new area of rhetorical conflict in a war of words hitherto confined to South Ossetia. Given Poland's bitter resentment of Russian dom...

  • Leading article: A glint of gold in Beijing
    Monday, 18 August 2008

    After years of being told that our sporting culture is in hopeless decay, and that the only things in which the nation excels are binge-drinking and obesity, Britain's athletes pulled off an astonishing coup, bagging nine medals, including four golds...

  • Leading article: Lessons from Dunwich
    Monday, 18 August 2008

    Mr Smith cautions that as the sea devours England's eastern coastline, hard decisions will have to made about what can be saved through engineering and what will have to be sacrificed. The natural reaction of some is simply to protest and say no; som...

  • Peter Popham: Rome Notebook
    Monday, 18 August 2008

    The BMW no one wanted to collect Italy is the land of great speed and great sloth. The new Fiat 500, as this paper noted last week, is surprisingly fast. Its sibling the new Fiat Bravo is about the fastest thing on the road, as I discovered when ...

  • Podium: Musharraf isolation highlights the need for reform
    Monday, 18 August 2008

    Musharraf, who was the country's army chief until last November, seized power in a 1999 coup and has retained office through two controversial votes. The new coalition government, which came to power in February, is seeking to impeach him on charges ...

  • Tanya Gold: Spare me the lectures from celebs
    Monday, 18 August 2008

    Stella is concerned about animals. I am too. But Stella – have people ever crossed your mind? You design clothes for H&M and Adidas. Would that be the same Adidas who has been accused in the European Parliament of handing out contracts to Indones...

  • DJ Taylor: What are the Olympics for?
    Monday, 18 August 2008

    If this year's Olympiad has, so far, produced a comparable moment, it came on Saturday afternoon when Jamaica's Usain Bolt won the 100 metres in record-breaking time. Again, everything the connoisseur demands from sport was there: the prodigious, col...

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