Europe

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.

The initiative aiming to slash away at the art world’s exclusivity and elitism

Theresa May has ruled out Britain staying in the European Economic Area or striking a deal with the EU similar to the one Canada enjoys during a speech meant to kick-step Brexit negotiations.

Sir Vince Cable is to set out his bid to scupper Brexit by declaring “I am a proud saboteur”.

Imagine a town studded with watchtowers like San Gimignano in Tuscany, but set high on a plateau, 100 miles from the nearest centre of population.

“Trees are sanctuaries,” wrote the German author and poet Hermann Hesse. “Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.”

A legitimisation of radical right-wing ideology is taking place around the world. The world was shocked by the events in Charlottesville, America, and by Donald Trump’s failure to condemn racist violence.

If Theresa May had made her “citizens of nowhere” speech a few years earlier, she would probably have received a letter of stern rebuke marked Kardamyli, Greece.

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?

Labour’s Brexit chief has sent a stark warning to the Government saying “we are not giving you a blank cheque” on how Britain leaves the European Union.

It’s our continent, but not as you know it. DAVID HURST pays a visit to one of the most unusual spots in the EU.

The wind has no respect for borders, politics or humans. Here literary correspondent CHARLIE CONNELLY tracks one author’s trek across Europe in search of gales, breezes and hurricanes

Dukla Prague were one of
football’s giants of the Eastern Bloc. But, as NEIL FREDRIK JENSEN explains, the club’s cult status abroad is in contrast with how the former state side is regarded closer to home

Leaving the EU is not an inherently humorous topic but as the saying goes ‘if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry’. Here John Nicholson rounds up some of the best Brexit gags from Edinburgh Fringe.

‘We want tighter borders’ cried some in the media only to moan when Brits had to queue at passport control. Here Liz Gerard examines yet more media hypocrisy.

By any normal standards the EU would be considered a huge success and now cross-party pro-European voices must come together to save it.

The European Union’s starry logo glistens in the sun on a plaque by a roundabout just outside Longford, a market town about 80 miles from Dublin in the Irish Midlands.

Stephen Sondheim, more than any other contemporary composer, is credited with raising the musical to new levels of complexity and sophistication.

The decline of democracy in Hungary is an ominous sign for Europe.

Rubens got in among our basic desires and our raw physicality and he gave them form

Brexiteers have deluded themselves with a belief in the native pluck of the British which will eventually win the day.

If you locked Fox and Hammond in a room which of the two would you expect to emerge as the other one’s pigskin bag?

Steve Anglesey picks out the worst Brexiteers of the week

Brexit may not happen at all – when what we need are leaders, not followers, to win this battle

For three decades of the last century, Jacques Cousteau was without doubt one of the best-known Frenchmen in the world.

Donald Trump has been widely criticised for failing to condemn neo-Nazis after the violence in Charlottesville. Here Nigel Warburton explores the theory of implicature

The rise of capitalism and individualism in the West, and even the current reforms in China, can all be explained by the rise of the potato

The dispute was an ominous warning of problems for our time over where ultimate power lies in the US

The loss of EU funding used to help poorer parts of the UK has had far less attention than other ill effects of Brexit. But it will soon be hard to ignore the problem.

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