When John F Kennedy spoke in Berlin half a century ago he unwittingly set the standard. Obama clearly felt he had a hard act to follow
Despite actions that have cost billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money, no senior bank executive has yet been tried for what may have been the biggest fraud in history
The Ministry of Defence had maintained that the battlefield was beyond the reach of legislation, but now families of soldiers killed in Iraq have the right to sue
The Israeli army thinks poetry could ruin a soldiers image. We beg to differ
The onus of resisting the Taliban now rests on the frail Afghan national army
These letters appear in the Wednesday 19th June edition of the Independent
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The question is whether they want to do more than sound tough
Ordinary Iranians are weary of endless confrontation with the outside world
Despite privacy fears, most people recognise that the benefits outweigh the costs
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Throwing money after sports participation has not achieved the desired results
One of the first rules of diplomacy is don’t issue threats that you can’t carry out
The public broadcaster's independent voice is needed now more than ever
The case of Michael and Yasmin Prest is a turning point for British courts
An obvious way to improve education – allowing schools to select by ability – is still taboo
Russell Brand lets loose on MSNBC hosts in promo interview for Messiah Complex tour
We never knew Nigella Lawson - and we still don’t
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