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April 22, 2014 10 Comments

Ukraine: time for humble pie all round?

Maybe it’s time to step back from the Ukrainian crisis. It’s worth pointing out that ever since the fall of the Soviet Union a quarter of a century ago, the introduction of democracy has exposed the tensions between the roughly 14 per cent of the population that is ethnic Russian and the 76 per cent that are ethnic Ukrainians.

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April 8, 2014 4 Comments

Point and shoot: photographer Jane Bown at home with Channel 4 News

Over the course of her 60 year career, the veteran photographer Jane Bown has become renowned for her iconic portraits and images. Jon Snow met her at home.

March 28, 2014 7 Comments

A good, old-fashioned hack: Chapman Pincher at 100

Journalist Chapman Pincher, who celebrates his 100th birthday on Saturday, exposed the treacheries of cold war spies, from George Blake to John Vassall.

March 27, 2014 9 Comments

Running out of time to tackle climate change

On Monday, the United Nations will launch its toughest – and potentially most alarming – report yet on climate change. Jon Snow meets Ban Ki-moon in Greenland.

March 25, 2014 6 Comments

I am on the edge of the Arctic Circle…

Next Monday sees the publication of one of the strongest climate change reports the United Nations has ever commissioned. It looks set to be a terrifying document.

March 17, 2014 38 Comments

Time to see the world through Russian eyes?

The vote is done. Crimean matters have come to a head. But how did we get into the mess, which now has ‘the west’ scurrying around looking for reprisals against Russia?

March 14, 2014 23 Comments

Tony Benn: aristocratic fighter for those less privileged than himself

Tony Benn was a clutter of paradoxes: impossibly aristocratic, his sympathy and passion were for those who could never aspire to live, like him, in Holland Park Avenue.

March 2, 2014 14 Comments

Is news ruining our lives?

I argue that we stand at the dawn of the golden age of what we have come to describe as journalism.

February 27, 2014 11 Comments

The fate of the beauteous barn owl

It is midnight and I am standing in a barn, deep in the west Berkshire countryside, searching for barn owls – the beautiful British birds threatened by rat poison and climate change.

February 24, 2014 3 Comments

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Bach and the Wapping Hydraulic

Jonny Greenwood, guitarist, viola player and computer whizzkid of Radiohead electrifies an audience at Wapping Power Station. But that’s no surprise – this is London.

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