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Patrick Wintour

Patrick Wintour

    Turkey insists on decisive role in Syrian peace talks
    Turkey insists on decisive role in Syrian peace talks
    Turkey has the right to a decisive influence on Syrian peace talks due to start next week as the sheer number of refugees has made it the...
    Saudi executions go global
    Saudi executions go global
    Political and sectarian tensions in the Middle East have been pushed to new heights by Saudi Arabia’s execution of 47 people, including a senior...
    US to form 'core coalition' to fight Isis in Iraq
    US to form 'core coalition' to fight Isis in Iraq
    The US has announced it is forming a "core coalition" to battle the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) and has given the new...
    The multiple perils of political friendship
    The multiple perils of political friendship
    The Crown Prosecution Service's decision to charge Rebekah Brooks came as the British Cabinet met on Tuesday and will have sent an unwelcome chill...
    US unleashes $400bn to save economy
    US unleashes $400bn to save economy
    The United States central bank has unleashed a radical $400-billion plan to prevent the world's largest economy sliding back into recession, as it...
    Little buy-in while G20 buys time
    Little buy-in while G20 buys time
    The G20 summit failed to tackle growing concerns that currency wars between Washington and Beijing will undermine hard-won stability in the global...
    Fewer jobs, less spending
    Fewer jobs, less spending
    There was acute embarrassment for the British government this week as treasury chief secretary Danny Alexander allowed himself to be photographed...
    New leader pledges to rejuvenate Labour
    New leader pledges to rejuvenate Labour
    The newly elected leader of the British opposition Labour Party, Ed Miliband, has launched his party on a five-year campaign to regain power,...
    Tough love budget hits all
    Tough love budget hits all
    Every family in the United Kingdom will feel the austerity measures imposed by the chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, on Tuesday. He...
    First UK speaker forced out in 300 years
    First UK speaker forced out in 300 years
    On one of the most momentous days in British parliamentary history the Speaker of the Commons, Michael Martin, resigned his office last Tuesday,...
    British Parliament spins in expense row
    British Parliament spins in expense row
    A whirlwind swept through the British Parliament this week as the main political parties ordered their MPs to pay back excessive expenses and...
    Rebuilding the economy: It's a lot to do in one day
    Rebuilding the economy: It's a lot to do in one day
    Tougher curbs on the financial system, including hedge funds and offshore tax havens. Keeping trade open. Reforming the institutions that have...