Labour of love
By Sebastian Harcombe - 08 August 13:00

Art in Russia - During the siege of Leningrad, staff at the Hermitage went to remarkable lengths to

John Pilger hails the Brigaders
By John Pilger - 08 August 13:00

The legacy of the International Brigades helps us understand not only the nature of fascism, but tha

Lessons from abroad
By Richard Garside - 01 August 13:00

Countries with high violence rates like ours have high levels of income inequality

Torn between two neighbours
By Ed Owen - 01 August 13:00

Observations on Ukraine

Marmite, Ryvita and a stash of cash
By Denis MacShane - 01 August 13:00

The Solidarity union was born 25 years ago this summer, rocking the communist world. Denis MacShane

NS Profile - Angela Merkel
By Roger Boyes - 25 July 13:00

Forged in the old communist East, Germany's chancellor-in-waiting is not like the others. Angela Mer

A hot lunch is just the ticket
By Clara Young - 18 July 13:00

Food for thought: French dining

A beacon of liberty flickers
By Charles Grant - 18 July 13:00

Observations on Georgia

The seriousness of swans
By Ed Owen - 18 July 13:00

Observations on logos

Italy's name without shame
By John Follain - 18 July 13:00

Swing with the Mussolini All Star band. Buy T-shirts at the Mussolini shrine. Vote for the Mussolini

Bombshell in the Balkans
By Tim Judah - 11 July 13:00

Observations on Srebrenica

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

They do things differently there
By Julian Coman - 27 June 13:00

Observations on Sweden

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.

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

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 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

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

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.

Balkan spirit
By Natasha Tripney - 23 May 13:00

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