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

Observations on Uzbekistan

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

"People in England live differently . . ."
By Christina Zaba - 07 March 12:00

Polish migrants work for tiny wages that British workers won't accept. But many have only the hazies

''Parte'', said the frontier guard
By Bert Lodge - 07 March 12:00

Bert Lodge recalls the curious outcome of a mission he undertook for the late Peter Benenson, Amnest

What Mandy did next
By Barbara Gunnell - 28 February 12:00

Fair trade special - Will the new EU trade commissioner give poor countries a fairer chance to sell

Russian ladies start lunching
By Viv Groskop - 28 February 12:00

Observations on charity

In Brussels, the lobbyocracy rules
By Barbara Gunnell - 07 February 12:00

EU laws affect us all, but it's the corporate lobbyists who have the biggest influence on them. Thei

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 07 February 12:00

Don't believe it - "Britain to reject European constitution"

Arrested without reasonable cause
By Mark Thomas - 07 February 12:00

Observations on Turkish Kurds

Politics - John Kampfner on the EU's straight banana factor
By John Kampfner - 07 February 12:00

The task facing pro-Europeans is bleaker than at any other time in Tony Blair's two terms. So risky

A lefty the left doesn't like
By Tom Gallagher - 31 January 12:00

Observations on a visitor from Romania

People's porcelain
By Richard Cork - 24 January 12:00

Ceramics - Richard Cork is fired up by a revolutionary display of Russian china

John Pilger denounces EU appeasement of Burma
By John Pilger - 24 January 12:00

With an eye to its vast Asian market, Europe promotes human rights when the price is right. In Burma

Paris opts for la mixite sociale
By Adam Sage - 24 January 12:00

Observations on council flats on Champs Elysees

The landlord who set my flat on fire
By Sebastian Cresswell-Turner - 17 January 12:00

If you think victims of crime have a hard time in England, it's nothing to what can happen in Italy,

The other side of "freedom"
By Neil Clark - 10 January 12:00

Observations on Hungary

Stalin would have loved it
By Viv Groskop - 13 December 12:00

NS Christmas - 25 December used to be a day like any other in Moscow. That has all changed

NS Interview - Denis MacShane
By John Kampfner - 13 December 12:00

The minister for Europe on how the euro (''that damn currency'') has become a fetish and how he told

John Pilger reminds us of Kosovo
By John Pilger - 13 December 12:00

Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was - is now a violent "free market" in drugs and prostit

View from below
By Ray Ryan - 06 December 12:00

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The secrets of chicken Kiev
By Adrian Monck and Mike Hanley - 06 December 12:00

You probably know more about Ukraine than you think. Its most famous export is radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor melted down in the 1980s. Its troops are serving alongside ours in Iraq.

It's now or never for Washington
By Mark Almond - 06 December 12:00

America's real aim in Ukraine and other former Soviet republics is to seize control of vital resourc

People power? Or George power?
By Mark Almond - 29 November 12:00

Observations on Ukraine

A child is in mortal danger. This man can tell you where he is, but won't talk. What would you do?
By Nick Cohen - 29 November 12:00

Since the 17th century, Britain has been clear that it is wrong even to threaten suspects with tortu

A nation in search of an identity
By Maureen Freely - 22 November 12:00

Turkey appears to be moving eastwards and westwards at the same time. But is it really possible to i

How the US could be left behind
By David Nicholson-Lord - 22 November 12:00

Observations on global warming David Nicholson-Lord

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