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Parliament will fight to protect the BBC

By Anthony Lester

Lord Lester QC sets out why he’s leading a rebellion of peers against the government’s controversial BBC proposals, to be published today.


Trump diminishes democracy

By L K Sharma

How the Americans vote in their Presidential election should be only their business but it cannot be so because when America sneezes the world catches cold!

Papa Wemba of the Sapeurs

By Tom Salter

Papa Wemba, star of the third generation of post-1945 Congolese musicians, has died. He exemplified Congo's cultural knack of creating distinctive, non-western ways of defining modernity.

Investors to step up scrutiny of utilities on climate change

By Stephanie Pfeifer

Chief Executive of The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change suggests that Investors are likely to take utilities to task if they fail to disclose climate risks.

The Old Oil Order Is Collapsing

By Michael Klare

If even Saudi Arabia is ready to move away from its reliance on petroleum, we're indeed entering a new world — one in which the titans of oil production will ...

Arts & Culture

The Theater of Peter Brook

By Geoffrey Heptonstall

Geoffrey Heptonstall on the unique talent and genius of theater director Peter Brook, from his early ground-breaking productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Conference of the Birds up to ...

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art



Travel Writing

Sailing the Southern Hemisphere

Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, our expedition took us from the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) to the spectacular land ...

Travel Writing

A Taste of Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery

Californian Artist, Irene Dogmatic is blown away by her first visit to the Tretyakov Gallery in the Russian capital. Here ...

Political Tours

Political Tours