Millions of Italians are being plunged into poverty by soaring rents and static salaries. Yet Berlus
Television journalists have been criticised for their coverage of the Beslan atrocity. What should w
The terrorism of groups and individuals, however horrific, is tiny by comparison with that of states
Observations on Latvia
<em>NS</em> business voices dinner - The Department of Trade and Industry seemed to have lost all pu
Observations on the European constitution
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"Would you like it if people who shoot children in the back come to power, anywhere on this planet?"
Are we right, when faced with atrocity, simply to compete in voicing expressions of denunciation and outrage? Do all attempts to understand the motives of the perpetrators, or to reflect on what drove them to act so abominably, risk moral equivalence and compromise our own humanity?
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Romania, now set for EU membership, has no proper democracy or market economy. It will be the exploi
Young Chechen women are striking fear in the hearts of Russians by staging suicide missions. But are
Neil Clark finds the last true socialists in Norway
So what is the truth about the Scandinavians, so often held up as model social democrats? Anthony Gi
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Photography - Lilian Pizzichini reveals how the photographic skill of a band of brothers managed to
With a new European Commission president who is keen to show he is no one's poodle, can Tony Blair s
Say what you like about the sybaritic Blairs (and doing so has become a favourite silly-season activity), they do understand the importance of holidays. Not for them the one week somewhere and a couple of city breaks later. They go away for August.
I wanted to tell the stories of four remarkable British women whose lives were scorched by Stalin's purges. One was shot as a spy; one nearly died as a slave labourer in Kazakhstan; and two saw their husbands taken away to the Gulag and had to spirit their small children out of the country.
A new book reveals the extent to which members of Britain's Communist Party knew of Stalin's Terror
Alan Morris, who has lived in the Dordogne for 14 years and has counted the British escapees in, and out again, describes the idea of living abroad as a fool's paradise. "Most professional people last about two years," he says.
They go to France, Spain, Canada, New Zealand and, increasingly, eastern Europe. Britons, particular
Observations on terrorism. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>
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To Kill a Priest
Kevin Ruane <em>Gibson Square Books, 386pp, £16.99</em>
Does your mother come from Ireland? Patrick West's does and he's fed up with everyone claiming his h
Observations on Russian remedies
The European Union, worried about extremism and violence on its southern borders, has long seen peace in the Middle East as a strategic priority. In 1980, EU leaders broke new ground by voicing strong support for the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state.