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As a continent reels politically from the refugee crisis and emotionally from the Paris attacks, football must find a new, confident voice.
Counterterrorism requires on-the-ground policing in tandem with centralised control. Belgium’s fragmented political set-up is not conducive.
The French ambassador to the UK reflects on the Paris attacks, and how Britain's response helped make the aftermath more bearable.
Corbyn's lunch, a Keith "Vazz" hunch and the New Left Book club.
Oxford vs Cambridge, Left vs Right. . . Greece vs Rome.
Field of dreams? Footie may be only a pretext for young boys to leave Africa.
Why the CIA torture techniques aren't a reliable way of extracting information.
Dancing with my two-year-old at a toddler rave in Hackney Wick.
Right now, the future seems dark and frightening and it is precisely now that we must continue to imagine other worlds and then plot ways to get there.
In weeks like this, I wish that I had the ability to switch off and didn’t find myself reading angry blogs about Labour on my phone at 11.30pm.
Botham blends his sportsmanship and deep-seated passion for cricket with a lust for life.
Above all, the Islamic republic wants stability – and to fight back against a group that despises Shia Muslims.
In 2013, the European Union declared Wahhabism the main source of global terrorism. But it's not just a “Middle East problem”; it is our problem, too.
Islamist terror, security and the Hobbesian question of order.
Lose focus for a second and you can quickly drop the thread of Jarrett's complex improvisational techniques.
Gaming is frequently touted as an escape from the world - but it can also be a guide to it.
Other People’s Money and Between Debt and the Devil approach finance from different angles, but arrive at a single policy.
It may not make for happy viewing, but excellent acting elevates Capital above its rather schematic progenitor.
Todd Haynes' Carol is as tantalising as hearing a tender ballad on a tinpot transistor. Plus: Bridge of Spies.
The Surgery with Gemma and Dr Radha took its young listeners beyond the posturing of love.
A spider’s web of money binds lives together in Coe's state-of-the-nation novel.
Andy Martin's Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of “Make Me” reviewed.
How Moby-Dick began in London.
It is done. All done. The book. Written by him. Dan Hodges. Here is the review.
On the Tube, a man offered me his seat. “I’m not an old woman,” I told him. “I’m a Daily Mail features writer wearing a prosthetic face.” He moved away.
Glimmer in the eye: the Polish for “barn owl”, płomykówka, evokes the birds’ flame-like plumage.
Modern players are not just super-toned and super-fit but super-fast. Slowcoaches are weeded out at birth.
I have to isolate which aspect of my behaviour it is that is causing me to fall so ill, so frequently. Surely it can have nothing to do with my wine consumption. That is crazy talk.
Responding to hecklers who said women should be at home with their children, she replied that as she didn’t have any, she should “go to parliament to make things better for other people’s children”.
My wife couldn’t believe that one such as I, obsessed by what the French philosopher Marc Augé has named “non-places”, didn’t know about the Trafford Centre.
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