A nation shirks the kitchen
By Adam Sage - 24 November 12:00

Observations on France

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

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

Observations on sex equality

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,

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

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

Observations on Bosnia

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

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

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

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

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

Why Serena was booed and heckled at the French Open
By Andrew Stephen - 16 June 13:00

Even the suspicion of Gallic or German associations is now enough to get food, cars and drinks boyco

A search beneath the rubble
By Sam Jones - 16 June 13:00

As Iraq showed, the Continental press prefers a few bits of truth to personal invective

The banality of the good
By Timothy Garton Ash - 16 June 13:00

Ignore the sceptics: the real Europe is foreign-language schools in Oxford and flights to Rome for £

The euro made simple
By Andrew Billen - 16 June 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen would rather be governed by Evan Davis than Tony Blair

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