A question of late delivery
By Dennis Sewell - 19 May 13:00

Dennis Sewell finds that, without more doctors and nurses, we shall wait 12 or 15 years before the N

How to solve the euro dilemma
By Ed Crooks - 12 May 13:00

As the deadline for the decision on the single currency looms, Ed Crooks offers a way to keep everyo

How America helped the Mafia
By Hilary Clarke - 12 May 13:00

This summer marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Sicily. Nobody wants a party. Why?

Mafia don or martyr?
By Mark Almond - 12 May 13:00

Was Serbia's prime minister murdered because of his politics or his underworld activities?

The imperial meaning. Jan Morris on a fine new book about a heroic wartime defence of an outpost of empire
By Jan Morris - 05 May 13:00

Fortress Malta: an island under siege (1940-1943)

James Holland <em>Orion, 440pp, £20</em>


The workers of Europe unite
By Robert Taylor - 05 May 13:00

Blair, Schroder and Chirac may be at odds on Iraq, but all three want to keep unions down. Can John

Papa's girl sings a new kind of music
By David Lawday - 05 May 13:00

David Lawday meets Marine Le Pen, daughter of Jean-Marie, and hears of her sympathy for France's imm

NS Profile - Switzerland
By Frances Stonor Saunders - 28 April 13:00

T S Eliot wept here, while Thomas Mann wrote a novel about a man with a hacking cough. A good place

Where nurses can hardly carry on
By Justin Webster - 28 April 13:00

Observations on Blackpool: the Spanish view

Death of a dream. Neil Clark on an elegy for Yugoslavia
By Neil Clark - 28 April 13:00

Yugoslavism: histories of a failed idea (1918-1992)

Dejan Djokic (editor) <em>C Hurst & Co, 369pp,

Marooned in mid-Atlantic
By Robin Cook - 21 April 13:00

Robin Cook argues that the PM must restore Britain's place in Europe by keeping his distance from Bu

Cristina Odone thinks Brits give Tuscany the blues
By Cristina Odone - 21 April 13:00

No wonder the Tuscans are depressed; they are overrun by the British

The strange case of the dangerous detergent
By Justin Webster - 14 April 13:00

Whatever happened to the 16 alleged terrorists that Spain seized in January? Justin Webster reports

Among the sickly donkeys, another war brews
By Robin Pagnamenta - 07 April 13:00

Among the sickly donkeys, another war brews

Will they ever work together again?
By Lawrence Freedman - 24 March 12:00

Britain and France have a common interest in containing US power. The tragedy of recent weeks is tha

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 24 March 12:00

Don't believe it - "It's all the fault of the French"

Why Tuscany hates Blair
By Hilary Clarke - 24 March 12:00

The PM needs to find a new holiday destination. He is no longer welcome in Chiantishire

The wrong blueprint for Baghdad
By Mark Almond - 24 March 12:00

The Balkans are hailed as proof that western intervention improves native lives. Wrong, reports Mark

Life on Mars. Mark Leonard takes issue with the most talked-about book of the year
By Mark Leonard - 17 March 12:00

Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the new

world order

Robert Kagan <em>Atlantic Books,

Shiny, happy people
By Philip Kerr - 17 March 12:00

Film - Philip Kerr is surprisingly uplifted by a story about two Norwegian misfits

The persecution of a newspaper
By Bulent Yusuf - 17 March 12:00

Observations on Spain

The tragedy of Tony Blair
By David Marquand - 10 March 12:00

This PM was the first in 23 years who wanted to put Britain at the heart of Europe. By joining those

The Gallic spanner in the US war works
By David Lawday - 24 February 12:00

France and America are almost alone these days in believing they have a civilising mission in the wo

Doves fly high in the east
By Neil Clark - 17 February 12:00

Observations on protest in Europe

Take me somewhere good
By Jan Morris - 10 February 12:00

Which of the six nominated UK cities will become the European Capital of Culture 2008? Jan Morris fi

The master's faithful servants
By Mark Almond - 03 February 12:00

Observations on Eastern Europe

A badly costed war
By Nicholas Fearn - 03 February 12:00

The Battle of Normandy 1944

Robin Neillands <em>Cassell, 425pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0304358371

Is Russia closing in on itself again?
By John Lloyd - 27 January 12:00

Vladimir Putin wants to play a central role in international affairs. But he also shares his country

Teachers take to the barricades
By Bulent Yusuf - 27 January 12:00

Observations on Northern Cyprus