So much about Italy’s imminent election seems wearily familiar, but there are also sinister echoes of the country’s more distant past.

The TV historian talks about a missed opportunity and what you can and cannot learn from the past.

Almost three decades on from the end of apartheid, will South Africa finally get the transformative leader it so desperately needs? Paul Knott reports.

To understand Trump’s move over Jerusalem, you have to look to his fanbase and his finances, suggests ALBERT SCARDINO

Progressive parties must get their act together and address immigration if we are to avoid a Hard Brexit, writes environmentalist and Green thinker JONATHON PORRITT.

As ambitions go, Lee Humphries’ is an unusual, if lofty, one – to ascend the highest points of 100 different countries. As he crests the halfway mark in his quest, he explains all to Julian Shea.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are playing a very dangerous game of nuclear poker, argues Paul Connew. But does either leader have the cards that could avoid destruction?

Everyone is buying Europe just when Britain is selling

To oppose extremism, European Muslims must speak up and be heard by those in power

The year of Brexit AKA The year you’ll want to forget

In an uncertain global landscape, the former deputy prime minister outlines reforms needed to safeguard the international order against nationalism and ‘strong man’ politics

Overshadowed by the tragedy in Syria, the Arabian Peninsular and Horn of Africa is the second front in the geo-political clash between Saudi Arabia and Iran

We pick out the most wrong and unstable Leavers of the week

With effortless charm, a rapier wit and a champagne flute in his hand Noel Coward was a quintessentially English figure. Here theatre director Matthew Townsend explores the woman behind the man, his brush with the Nazis and the impressive legacy he left



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