Natasha Dawson

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Revealed: the Kremlin files which prove that Nato never betrayed Russia

Secret official records contradict the stab-in-the-back myth that justifies Russian expansionism<p>Nato is taken more seriously in Russia than in the West. Here, Nato is largely seen as yet another international bureaucracy, as useless as the rest of them. But to a former KGB officer like Vladimir …

Police telling victims to solve crimes by themselves

Crime victims are increasingly being told by some police forces to carry out their own investigations by speaking to neighbours, checking for CCTV images and seeing if their stolen property has been put up for sale on secondhand websites, the official police watchdog has warned.<p>Her Majesty's …

The Many Ways to Map the Islamic 'State'

Does ISIS control huge swaths of land or a network of roads? It depends on your definition of 'control.'<p>ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria tends to be described as "swaths." The estimated size of these swaths, which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in June, varies widely in …

Palestinian president prepares new UN appeal

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline …

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The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connection

<i>“A principal fruit of friendship,”</i> Francis Bacon wrote in his timeless meditation on the subject, <i>“is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”</i> For Thoreau, friendship was one of life’s great rewards. But in today’s cultural …

Summit pressure: Behind the scenes, Cameron's anti-Russia strategy might be faltering

Britain's Nato diplomacy is on a knife-edge ahead of next month's Wales summit, with agreement proving elusive over the buildup of Nato forces …

World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises

For the first time, the United Nations is handling four major humanitarian crises at once: refugee crises in Syria and Iraq as well as civil wars in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, where millions are at risk of famine. Meanwhile, West Africa is experience a devastating Ebola …

Questions for the House

It is hard to understand why MPs are not clamouring for a recall to discuss Iraq<p>The Prime Minister was insistent yesterday that his approach to the crisis in Iraq was “clear” following complaints that his bellicose language of recent days appeared to conflict with assurances that there would be no …

Tom Hanks typewriter app tops iTunes store chart

Paul Newman mixed salad dressings, David Lynch does a mean cup of Joe, now Tom Hanks has proven himself the daddy of celebrity sidelines after a typewriter app he helped develop hit No 1 on Apple's iTunes Store.<p>Titled Hanx Writer, the app comes in three versions for the iPad, with the basic model …

What it was like to care for my dying mother

Determined that his mother should die with dignity at home, Charles Lambert put his life abroad on hold for a year<p>In June 2010 I received a call from my sister in England, telling me that Mum's <b>health</b> wasn't good, that she wasn’t expected to live for more than a few more days and that I should hurry …

How a Polish student's website became an Isis propaganda tool

The rapid advance of the militant Islamic State movement in Syria and Iraq this year has been notable not just for its barbarity and brutality but for its deft and chilling social media operation.<p>Operations are routinely accompanied by grim images and videos of the atrocities perpetrated by the …

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