The Foreign Desk
It’s not a total secret that Sarah Palin is potentially eying up a White House bid for 2012.
She’s been quiet of late, taking a break from the front pages while the mainstream Republican party constipates the entire American legislative process. She’s been emitting no more than a succession of combative tweets and rambling Facebook statuses, [...]
He’s finally sold his condo in New York, for $11.5m – about $1.5m less than he wanted, but still about $11.49m than I’m happy to see go into his pockets.
We could get into the ironies of Rush Limbaugh owning a place in New York (he says he hates the city and is upping sticks because [...]
Concerned motorists rushing to a car that had flipped over near Portland, Oregon came across a scene that made them fear the worse, according to KGW News. Covered in blood with their clothes ripped, the passengers in the vehicle looked as if they had sustained serious injuries in the accident.
It was not until later that [...]
In some African cities, heroin addicts are injecting other users’ blood. But is such a rare phenomenon worth reporting on?
Indian rightly receives a large amount of credit for being a democracy in a part of the world where democratic governments have often struggled. For all but 20 or so months during the Emergency installed by Indira Gandhi, the country has, since independence, been run largely – if imperfectly – according to democratic traditions. One [...]
It wasn’t so long ago that being moderately famous seemed, quite literally, like a license to get away with murder… Well things are certainly different now.
Tale of two cities in Sao Paulo. At half time it was fizzing as firecrackers exploded in all directions and the yellow-and-green fans spilled onto the streets with their beers and flutes of champagne.
Lorry drivers in Sao Paulo seem somehow to have retuned their horns to sound like mega-vuvuzuelas and they are not shy about blasting them off this morning. We are less than two hours from the start of the Brazil-Netherlands match and so its time to head to Sao Cristavao, a bar here that soccer scholars [...]
A fascinating photo essay from Foreign Policy magazine shows Afghanistan before decades of conflict.
It’s been open season on Mel Gibson today, after the website Radaronline claimed to have heard a secretly-recorded tape in which the actor told the mother of his child: “You look like a fucking pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of niggers, it will be your fault.”
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