A funny sort of democracy
By Neil Clark - 17 November 12:00

Around the world, Washington endorses then deposes rulers. Reporting on Russia, Neil Clark spells ou

Your tyrant or ours?
By Mark Almond - 17 November 12:00

Around the world, Washington endorses then deposes rulers. Reporting on Georgia, Mark Almond spells

Why I became a German
By Shere Hite - 17 November 12:00

The exile - So vicious were the attacks on the feminist Shere Hite that she decided to give up her A

Manhattan boulevard
By William Cook - 17 November 12:00

Cinema - William Cook goes in search of Woody Allen's New York and discovers a European fantasy

A warrior who achieved nothing
By Neil Clark - 27 October 12:00

Observations on Izetbegovic

Why France is tied in knots over girls who wear the scarf
By David Lawday - 20 October 13:00

The French shed blood to overthrow clerical power and establish republican values. They still believ

The man who would be Duce
By Hilary Clarke - 20 October 13:00

The leader of Italy's authoritarian right has turned liberal. A new ally for Blair? By Hilary Clarke

La dolce vita
By Lilian Pizzichini - 13 October 13:00

Cinema - Lilian Pizzichini discovers sex, murder and all of Italy's history in its film posters

Now what? - Lauren Booth feels like an unwanted asylum-seeker
By Lauren Booth - 29 September 13:00

The French notaire complains that the place is swamped by English refugees

I want to be ruled from Brussels
By Neil Clark - 29 September 13:00

Although he is a Eurosceptic, Belgium holds no terrors for Neil Clark. He admires its clean streets,

Women rule in French courts
By Adam Sage - 29 September 13:00

Observations on sex equality

Dead in the water
By Mark Lynas - 22 September 13:00

Mark Lynas listens to the Icelanders' arguments, economic and even ecological, in favour of whaling

Porn again
By Tom de Castella - 15 September 13:00

Revival - Tom de Castella charts how Swedish film finally cast off Bergman's shadow

An elite in search of a new people
By Tom de Castella - 08 September 13:00

Observations on Sweden and the Euro

Stay cool, and heat up the planet
By Dan Rosenheck - 01 September 13:00

The answer to this summer's heatwave? Air-conditioning - a way of life in the US, but rare in France

Can a bridge calm troubled water?
By Salil Tripathi - 01 September 13:00

Observations on Bosnia

Michele Roberts on nature as one great restaurant
By Michele Roberts - 18 August 13:00

As a farmer, Eugene took it for granted that his wife would feed him

Can you tame the tourist?
By Decca Aitkenhead - 11 August 13:00

Venice wants to fine its visitors into being better behaved. Some hope, writes Decca Aitkenhead

A Helsinki cent for your thoughts
By Michael Holland - 04 August 13:00

Keep an eye on the small change in euroland. It may be worth a lot more than you think. By Michael H

Europe split by potty rules
By Matthew Taylor - 28 July 13:00

Observations on the single currency

Les miserables
By Michael Kustow - 28 July 13:00

There is more at stake in the cancellation of the Avignon Festival than simply the death of a French

Greenland surveys its icy options
By Ed Butler - 28 July 13:00

The choice is stark. The Inuit homeland can be a missile defence base or lose its Danish subsidy

No laughing matter
By Stephen Pollard - 21 July 13:00

Vive la Revolution: a stand-up history of the French revolution

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From Saturday-night poetry to Big Brother
By Zsuzsanna Clark - 21 July 13:00

From Saturday-night poetry to <em>Big Brother</em>

There's whiskey in the glass . . .
By Gavin Sheridan - 23 June 13:00

The pub, the craic - drinking is part of the culture. But it's time Ireland counted the cost

Much more than a straight banana
By Celia Brayfield - 16 June 13:00

Dumb Britain, where debate is dominated by a wilfully idiotic press, just doesn't get it about Europ

Roll up that map of the eurozone
By Staff blogger - 16 June 13:00

The probability now is that Britain will not join the European single currency even in the next parliament, never mind in this one.

Hollywood versus the New Vague
By Philip Kerr - 16 June 13:00

Film - Philip Kerr considers the work of the well-known movie moguls Bush, Blair and Chirac

An ethical nation, full of bluster
By John Carlin - 16 June 13:00

Spaniards love Europe because they hate each other. So will the country fall apart? John Carlin repo

Here comes the sun
By Andrew Hussey - 16 June 13:00

Liverpool, once despised and feared throughout Britain, has been crowned the European Capital of Cul