When we need to be frightened, and when we do not
By Staff blogger - 28 August 13:00

Ministers must not be allowed to scare us into accepting new terror laws

The city the west left behind
By Sebastian Harcombe - 21 August 13:00

In once-divided Berlin, Sebastian Harcombe searches for traces of the vanishing socialist past

Who's the weirdest of them all?
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 August 13:00

Drug paranoia rules in a dark and gripping thriller

<strong>A Scanner Darkly (15)</strong> dir: Ri

Manufacturing history
By Linda Grant - 14 August 13:00

In the streets of Cracow, Linda Grant discovers a schmaltzy "Jewish experience" - complete with Amer

Where were you?
By Staff blogger - 31 July 13:00

Five things you might have missed last week

Marriage made in heaven
By David Lawday - 31 July 13:00

As France braces itself for next year's presidential election, all eyes are on two media creations,

A gathering storm
By Ed Owen - 31 July 13:00

Observations on immigration

Workers' paradise?
By Adam Daniel Mezei - 24 July 13:00

Observations on Prague

Lessons for Liverpool
By Brian O'Connell - 24 July 13:00

Cork 2005 demonstrated how the Capital of Culture accolade can become a curse, writes <strong>Brian

Ministers no speaky nothing
By Martin Bright - 26 June 13:00

Why does the government insist on following the ideas of a country which provides a terrifying model

Europe will soon emerge from its torpor
By Staff blogger - 26 June 13:00

European institutions are now judged by our once-enthusiastic PM in terms of how little they can int

Little Britain
By Tarquin Hall - 26 June 13:00

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Nazis who clung on
By Richard Gott - 19 June 13:00

Observations on Germany

The last refuge of Old Europe
By Pankaj Mishra - 12 June 13:00

Fleeing modernity, Nietzsche fell for Turin's old-fashioned charm. There lies the city's salvation,

All change
By Charles Glass - 12 June 13:00

Observations on Turkey

Ziauddin Sardar wants to rename the Balkans
By Ziauddin Sardar - 22 May 13:00

It would help free "the Balkans" from their orientalist baggage if we replaced the name with "south-

Time to show some initiative
By Denis MacShane - 22 May 13:00

Observations on Europe

An Orwellian aftermath to slaughter
By Steve Crawshaw - 15 May 13:00

Observations on Andijan

New Labour is still cool - in Hungary
By Adam LeBor - 15 May 13:00

Observations on the left

Trouble in France's bear country
By Sohani Crockett - 08 May 13:00

Observations on wildlife

Moscow toasts all things Brit
By Viv Groskop - 08 May 13:00

Observations on Anglomania

By Alev Adil - 08 May 13:00

Turkey’s writers are among its most articulate ambassadors. Yet instead of being lauded, many are pr

Where muslims pray underground
By Helena Smith - 24 April 13:00

Observations on Athens

Mark Thomas refuses to ignore the problem of Turkey
By Mark Thomas - 24 April 13:00

There is one EU problem that is resolutely not going away and will only get worse: that is, Turkey's

NS Special Report - The eternal winter
By Andrey Kurkov - 17 April 13:00

The fate of thousands was decided by a Soviet official with a pair of compasses. The renowned Ukrain

A victory that felt like defeat
By John Foot - 17 April 13:00

Observations on Italy

Lindsey Hilsum observes les manifs
By Lindsey Hilsum - 10 April 13:00

Americans, having trumpeted globalisation, are suddenly bleating about what it means for jobs and so

Special Report - Sin and be happy
By Tim Parks - 03 April 13:00

As Italians prepare to go to the polls, the author Tim Parks identifies a ritualistic sparring that

A nation at war with itself
By David Lawday - 27 March 13:00

Observations on Paris

Vive la Terreur de la justice!<br />
By David Lawday - 20 March 12:00

Thirteen people jailed for child abuse were cleared by a French court in 2004. Now, a parliamentary