Journalists understand that the identity of a confidential source must be concealed, even at the risk of prison for contempt of court. Fortunately, it rarely happens. It is even less likely that a Catholic priest would ever be called upon to reveal something said to him under the seal of the confessional
After the resignations of two senior cabinet ministers within 24 hours, an ever weaker Theresa May has a matter of months to finalise negotiations with the EU before the UK leaves Europe. It might not be the end of civilisation just yet, but there are some alarming precedents
This week police in the UK launched a murder inquiry into the death of a woman exposed to the Russian nerve agent Novichok. But in Moscow all the talk was about how the triumph of the World Cup organisation could affect the country’s reputation abroad and its people at home
ABOUT 20 years ago I went to Bhutan to visit an architect friend who was working there. It was quite the most extraordinary trip; as close as I’ll ever get to the society of the early modern period here.