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France might be home of its most famous race, but Italy is the country with cycling in its DNA. To find out why, Patrick Sawer makes a tearful pilgrimage to its shrine to the sport.

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.

“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.”

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.

There is a rare chance of peace in Syria. But, Hamish De Bretton-Gordon writes, Brexit is getting in the way of the UK and the EU playing the role we should.

Philosopher, February 3, 1909 - August 24, 1943

From Lord Beaverbrook to Charles de Gaulle, and Dylan Thomas to Aleister Crowley, Soho’s French House has long attracted an eclectic clientele. MATT BARKER asks whether this most legendary of pubs can cope with its own myth

Hardeep Singh Kohli confesses to a porcine passion and shares his own recipe for a classic Parma ham dish

‘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.

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.

Plenty of eyebrows were raised when former Chancellor George Osborne was handed the role as Editor of London’s Evening Standard.

Social media went into overdrive when a BBC kids’ programme included a black centurion.

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?

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

Manufactured nostalgia always has a political end. Its aim is to create new foot soldiers for The New Vision.

Poor Brigitte Macron – the force behind the great hope of the centre Emmanuel since... well, since he was quite young.

Where the British were once favoured targets of French satirists, now we are ignored or pitied, says Have I Got News For You writer Nathaniel Tapley

Even without the complications of Brexit, Britain’s economy is in serious peril. But with attention elsewhere, is anyone in power actually listening?

An idea for a movie that once upon a time no one would buy – because it was too improbable.

The epitaph for the Battle of Passchendaele – as with so much of our understanding of the First World War – came from a British war poet. But what of their German counterparts? We explore the poetry that emerged from the other side of no-man’s land

What is at stake and what needs to change to ‘save the country’?

Since Brexit there has been a spike in homophobic hate crime. What are the reasons behind the worrying trend?

One hundred years ago, on July 31 1917, saw the start of the slaughter in that hell they called Passchendaele. Here’s why the battle still exerts such a hold on the national psyche...

The New European has finally decided to publish one of persistent Brexiteer Robert Miller’s letters. But was it worth the wait?

There are encouraging signs for bears across Europe. But for one subspecies – numbering only around 50 – the situation is particularly perilous. Efforts are being made to find out more about this isolated population right in the heart of Italy.

A burgeoning gay rights movement in Europe in the early decades of the 20th century was crushed by rising authoritarianism.

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