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Left and right alike promote their interests by coining phrases which often insinuate meanings that
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Bush and Blair are gearing up for it, and they are preparing us, too - just as they did before attacking Iraq.
You have to feel sorry for Thomas Bay. The affable Danish consul and trade commissioner to Dubai has arguably one of the hardest jobs in the world at the moment: trying to persuade Muslim consumers in the emirate to start buying Danish again.
The Americans are seeking ways to cut themselves off from the Muslim world. For Europe that is not a
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If France's Socialists are to exploit their country's crisis and win back power, they need a message
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Compromise is a curious creature. In private life it suggests maturity, a willingness to concede for the sake of harmony. In business and diplomacy it can be ambiguous. In politics, particularly British politics, it connotes weakness, and that simply won't do.
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Twenty years on from Challenger, the whole space shuttle project remains a disaster
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The pervs are everywhere - under the bed, in the gym, in the classroom, in a chatroom near you. The message to parents in the lurid newspaper headlines is that it is no longer safe to send your children to school.
By Kingsley Martin. Originally published in the New Statesman on 4 July 1959, selected by <strong>Br
Behind the glamour of Australian sport, black footballers are often dead by forty.
For 300 years, cartoonists have immortalised politicians' every quirk, stupidity and physical defect
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