Entombed in poverty. Russia - John Gray on the market madness of the post-Soviet period
By John Gray - 28 October 12:00

Russia: experiment with a people

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NS Special Report - The French could teach us a thing or two
By Richard Burge - 28 October 12:00

<em>Food</em> - When it comes to meals, they do it better

Spain's man of law with cojones of steel
By John Carlin - 28 October 12:00

General Pinochet, Henry Kissinger and the Bali bombers are the big guys Judge Baltazar Garzon goes a

Vote for the devil you know
By Eve-Ann Prentice - 21 October 13:00

Serbs, now trying to elect a new president, still can't shake off Milosevic. For many of them, catch

The prophetic novelist
By Jason Cowley - 21 October 13:00

The prophetic novelist

NS Profile - Sinn Fein
By Kevin Toolis - 14 October 13:00

There is nothing like it in the western political universe. Shinners don't lunch with journalists, d

The rite of return
By Orlando Figes - 14 October 13:00

Pushkin's poetry, Tolstoy's novels, Stravinsky's music - Russia's golden age gave the people the spi

The personal holocaust of a Sicilian fisherman
By Hilary Clarke - 14 October 13:00

The sea around the southern tip of Italy is full of the skeletons of asylum-seekers. Hilary Clarke r

Is that man a sadomasochist?
By Simon Murphy - 14 October 13:00

Simon Murphy argues that Gordon Brown's reluctance to join the euro damages his prime ministerial pr

How gunboats can beat the refugees
By Nick Cohen - 07 October 13:00

European leaders want to copy Australia's policy for keeping out asylum-seekers: armed force, mass e

How Cheney swung an election
By David Lawday - 30 September 13:00

Anti-war feeling and, most of all, help from the US vice-president restored the German chancellor to

How America can help the left
By John Lloyd - 30 September 13:00

Europeans see US power as crude brawn brushing aside subtle knowledge. Yet if we play our cards clev

How to become an armchair polyglot
By Philip Kerr - 23 September 13:00

Film - Philip Kerr on why watching foreign films makes you feel superior

Triumph without triangulation
By Robert Taylor - 23 September 13:00

Observations on Sweden's election

NS Profile - Edmund Stoiber
By David Lawday - 16 September 13:00

This Bavarian doesn't wear feathered hats or swill beer. Germany's hard right candidate for chancell

Brits lead the workers of the world
By Robert Taylor - 09 September 13:00

John Monks, who will next year become the first Englishman to run the European Trade Union Confederation, is not the only British union leader performing on the world stage. More than half the international labour institutions are currently run by Brits.

The loneliness of a sceptical lefty
By Sholto Byrnes - 09 September 13:00

Observations on the euro in Hampstead

French letters
By Andrew Hussey - 02 September 13:00

Pornography has long enjoyed avant-garde respectability in France. So why is the left giving it such

Magnum bogus
By Richard Gott - 26 August 13:00

Why is the Foreign Office sponsoring an exhibition of photographs depicting eastern Europe? Richard

Paving the way for the Red Brigades
By John Lloyd - 19 August 13:00

The economy is failing, unemployment is up. No wonder Italians are losing patience with Silvio Berlu

Americans see us as subordinates
By John Lloyd - 05 August 13:00

Anti-European feeling is running high in America - among the left as well as the right, as John Lloy

No longer just the bank
By John Kampfner - 05 August 13:00

Europe may have been subsidising the Palestinian Authority, but it has played an insignificant role

The bumbling, moustachioed terrorists
By Helena Smith - 05 August 13:00

November 17 were part of Greek mythology: bold, daring and secretive, they eluded police for decades

A cloud hangs over the temple
By Helena Smith - 29 July 13:00

Athens is gearing up to host the Olympic Games - but that honour comes at a high price

A subaltern or a general?
By John Lloyd - 22 July 13:00

European leaders are as uneasy as their citizens about their role vis-a-vis the US. Soon, they must

The sweet voice of reason
By Scott Lucas - 22 July 13:00

Joe Klein's mission is to kick sense into Europe. By <strong>Scott Lucas</strong> and <strong>Barbar

Living la vida loca
By Peter Conrad - 22 July 13:00

Spain has always signified release, irresponsibility and sensuality to the composers of northern Eur

Power - but not to the people
By Nick Paton Walsh - 15 July 13:00

Russians pray that their neighbours pay their electricity bills: thanks to Soviet wiring, if one get

Don't let Tories and Trots crow
By Peter Hain - 08 July 13:00

Peter Hain argues that both sides need to mind their language if the Labour-union link is to be save