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I can now say with some certainty that Hillary Clinton will run for the presidency in 2008 - and my
Those who regard themselves as commissars of the respectable, moral, liberal class should stop covering for Blair.
There is a vacancy in the axis of evil, and the real threat to Syria therefore comes, not from Leban
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Fair trade special - Will the new EU trade commissioner give poor countries a fairer chance to sell
The murders in Lebanon and Somalia show that wars we thought we could forget are still simmering awa
Newly released papers show the extent of the warnings to Bush before 9/11
The US Secretary of State is the most powerful black woman since the Queen of Sheba, writes Bonnie G
Iran - Iran is not some ill-sorted colonial confection like Iraq with 80 years on the clock. This pr
Howard Dean, unlike Clinton and Kerry, doesn't wait for focus groups to tell him what to do - he jus
The most encouraging thing about the latest handshake between the leaders of Israel and Palestine is that it took place on the shores of the Red Sea and not on the White House lawn. There was not an American "mediator" in sight.
Iran - Washington is confused about Iran, with many analysts doubting military action is do-able. Th
Iran - Should we fear Iran? Experience has taught its people that war is expensive in both human and
The task facing pro-Europeans is bleaker than at any other time in Tony Blair's two terms. So risky
During the cold war, the developed nations lent willingly to Africa. No worries then about how corrupt dictators might misuse the money or line their own pockets: the US gave millions to the notorious Mobutu regime in Zaire.
EU laws affect us all, but it's the corporate lobbyists who have the biggest influence on them. Thei
How a former UK minister tried but failed to help his multinational bosses
The first democratic elections in Iraq's history ought to be an occasion for celebration, arousing the same emotions as the first such in South Africa.
It is supposed to be the Iraqis' chance to decide their destiny, but what if a new Shia-led governme
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As the government gently distances us from Washington, Jack Straw's low-key diplomacy in Iran has be