Commentary
By Sebastian Harcombe - 27 June 13:00

The Russian emigre novelist AndreI Makine approaches Soviet history through painstaking investigatio

More in sorrow than anger
By Simon Buckby - 27 June 13:00

Observations on Europe

Farm subsidies that starve the world
By Staff blogger - 20 June 13:00

In Ghana's Katanga Valley, the staple food is rice. This comes as no surprise, given that the fields for miles around are paddies. Look a little further and the sacks piled high on village walls sport an American flag.

John Pilger castigates his own trade union
By John Pilger - 13 June 13:00

By accepting money from the British government, the National Union of Journalists is undermining its

Addressing the car pandemic
By Staff blogger - 13 June 13:00

John Prescott denies he ever said it, which seems strange, because he should have said it: drivers need to be priced out of their cars, because if they are not, Britain will slowly come to a halt.

The insider - Kevin Maguire catches Blair in a Euro-gaffe
By Kevin Maguire - 13 June 13:00

A Maggie dilemma for the Tories, Tony's EU gaffe and Ming's perfect pyjamas

Schroder pulls the rip cord
By Roger Boyes - 13 June 13:00

Observations on Germany

Interview - Jose Manuel Barroso
By John Kampfner - 06 June 13:00

Europe - The self-confessed friend of Tony who must now pick up the pieces. Jose Manuel Barroso inte

A triumph of the right
By David Lawday - 06 June 13:00

Europe - The paradox of France's stunning No vote is that, while it leaves Chirac a lame duck, it da

The insider - Kevin Maguire finds a way back for Twiggy
By Kevin Maguire - 06 June 13:00

Gordon's mortgage wheeze, a route back for Twiggy and a parliamentary diarist unmasked

Mob rule
By Misha Glenny - 06 June 13:00

The west may believe it is building a safer world by opening up markets, imposing sanctions and inte

No . . . to boule and Pastis
By Mark Leonard - 06 June 13:00

Europe - Don't write the obituaries yet. A new France could put Britain on the sidelines

Politics - Cathy Newman sees past the bickering has-beens
By Cathy Newman - 06 June 13:00

Blair may want to delay his departure until he is satisfied he has left his mark, but the Chancellor

NS Essay -'If Beethoven had been subject to the EU working hours limit he wouldn't have got further than the Fourth Symphony'
By Richard Reeves - 30 May 13:00

Britons see work as more central to their lives than other Europeans - and this is assumed to be a b

Has the EU reached breaking point?
By Staff blogger - 30 May 13:00

Could the European Union collapse? The question, dismissed a few years ago as the stirrings of Europhobic fantasists, is now pertinent. National governments across the continent are struggling for authority and credibility. Econ-omies are struggling for growth and dynamism.

Dancing as the people die
By Julian Holloway - 23 May 13:00

Observations on Uzbekistan

Terry-land: nul point
By Tim Luscombe - 23 May 13:00

Song contest - Wogan might laugh, but Eurovision is an important political statement, insists Tim Lu

The cage that must be rattled
By Staff blogger - 23 May 13:00

Reform and respect: Tony Blair has proved considerably more adept at the former than the latter, certainly where the Labour Party comes in.

Death in the Baltic: the MI6 connection
By Stephen Davis - 23 May 13:00

Nearly 900 people perished when the <em>Estonia</em> ferry sank in 1994. In this exclusive investiga

Balkan spirit
By Natasha Tripney - 23 May 13:00

Croatian Nights: a festival of alternative literature

Edited by Borivoj Radakovic, Matt Thorne and

The French keep it in the family
By David Lawday - 23 May 13:00

Many in Britain feel smug about France's vote on the European constitution. If the French say "no" on 29 May, it will save us asking the dreaded question. If they say "yes", doesn't that strengthen a British instinct to say no when Tony Blair picks a date for us?

Goody two-shoes
By Viv Groskop - 23 May 13:00

Comrade Pavlik: the rise and fall of a Soviet boy hero

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There is no point in escaping any more
By Nick Cohen - 23 May 13:00

Europe once offered a route to the good life for dowdy Brits. As we contemplate a referendum, perhap

A poor defence
By Richard Gott - 23 May 13:00

Petain

Charles Williams <em>Little, Brown, 568pp, £30</em>

ISBN 0316861278

Out there - Dordogne
By Lauren Booth - 02 May 13:00

Lauren Booth hears the grumbles of expat voters

People's picture
By Sebastian Harcombe - 11 April 13:00

Cinema - It is 100 years since the events dramatised in Battleship Potemkin. Sebastian Harcombe send

Interview - Mike Campbell
By Heather Welford - 28 March 13:00

His quango is no bureaucracy. It's lean and mean, and determined to get businesses the people they n

To save Africa we must listen to it
By Richard Dowden - 14 March 12:00

Africa special: the big picture - Their fault or our fault? The blame game doesn't help. More import

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