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  • Leading article: An opportunity for peace that must not be squandered
    Friday, 29 April 2011

    And it is the Israeli government that gives the greater impression of panic. The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has responded to the deal by evoking the spectre of Hamas taking over the West Bank as well as Gaza. And Mr Lieberman has iss...

  • Leading article: A marriage that opens the way for a modern monarchy
    Thursday, 28 April 2011

    Yet it will be in very many ways a different country that greets Prince William and his bride: more diverse, more tolerant, less respectful of convention, perhaps less confident. In some ways, too, it will be a different monarchy that embraces Kate M...

  • Letters: Perspectives on the perils of cycling
    Friday, 29 April 2011

    End this battle between angels and demons One reason why, as Rod Auton says, many London cyclists resemble a "sect" conducting a "crusade" (letter, 27 April) is that for such individuals the ride itself has become more important than the journey....

  • Leading article: An obscurantist and absurd judgment
    Friday, 29 April 2011

    The ruling grew from an objection by Greenpeace in Germany to a patent application from a German scientist who has developed the first clinical applications of stem-cell technology for patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. The cells used were ...

  • Letters: Perspectives on the AV referendum
    Thursday, 28 April 2011

    We owe it to our children to vote Yes AV is a very modest change to the electoral system with the purpose of permitting voters in each constituency to elect the man or woman who enjoys the greatest level of support. That is the minimum that any n...

  • Leading article: The economic gamble looks ever more reckless
    Thursday, 28 April 2011

    This makes George Osborne's welcome yesterday for the "good news" look bizarre. At best, the economy is stagnant. At worst, it could actually be contracting. What is clear is that the economy is underperforming the official growth forecasts of the Of...

  • Leading article: The waiting game
    Friday, 29 April 2011

    Martin has a blog that is lively in more ways than one. It is there that he keeps readers informed of his work, like his plan to expand what was originally supposed to be a trilogy into no fewer thans even novels. But the interaction has become a dou...

  • Ghaffar Hussain: Anger over inequalities is easily exploited by extremists
    Friday, 29 April 2011

    The challenges facing the Arab world are significant. Many of the countries of the Arab world have among the lowest literacy rates in the world. In Egypt, up to a quarter of the population is illiterate. Across the region, unemployment rates often ex...

  • Alice-Azania Jarvis: Leave it to Bieber to divert us from royals
    Friday, 29 April 2011

    * I fear the non-wedding agenda can't be sustained, so over to Mr Chris Balcombe, who has spent an entire week decorating a life-size dalek in royal wedding-themed regalia. "It's not every day we get a royal wedding, so it was well worth the effort,"...

  • Leading article: Oh dear, dear
    Thursday, 28 April 2011

    Was it a viewing of the zeitgeist tape that prompted David Cameron to use a catchphrase from a notoriously irritating advert in Prime Minister's Questions yesterday in response to an interjection from a female opposition frontbencher? If so, the tape...

  • David Weigel: The rumour that just wouldn't go away
    Thursday, 28 April 2011

    But the fever swamp was not drained. That 2008 document dump inspired exciting new fantasies. Why did the campaign release a "short form" certificate, instead of a "long form" one? What was up with the typesetting? Since Obama's father was born in Ke...

  • Deborah Ross: Tales from my father's footstool
    Thursday, 28 April 2011

    Although My Father's Footstool does not come endorsed by Madonna or Jay-Z, even though they'd both really love it, it does share the assumption that just because it can make a decent Sunday brunch, as it so can (my father's footstool is famed for its...

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