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“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.

‘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.

Old bigotries dissolve, but they are quickly replaced by new ones if the vacuum is only filled by economic failure and inequality, by uncertainty compounded by weak leadership.

Did you spot the Canadian angle on the British government’s latest Cunning Plan, the one intended to make good Theresa May’s pledge to leave the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice on Brexit Day without doing serious “no deal” harm to the economy?

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has insisted that no options for Brexit should be off the table in the latest sign of Labour splits on the issue.

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.

Labour’s Brexit divisions have become apparent once again with trade spokesman Barry Gardiner saying staying in the customs union would be a “disaster”.

Brussels is holding out on the government’s hopes of continuing membership of the European health insurance scheme post-Brexit.

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.

Deep in the Arctic is a vault built to help save the world from disaster. But it may not be as secure as we had hoped

The Aesthetes were the men and women behind the world’s first youth cult

The Brexit vote has divided us in a new way between the Optimists and the Pessimists. Just to complicate things, both tendencies exist in both Remain and Leave.

Are Swedes good for your health? Our culture correspondent on Scandinavian philosophy which – it is claimed – can help you live longer

The idea that we can become an exporting power house simply by leaving the customs union is yet another Brexit delusion

Mired in their own troubles, both Britain and the US have abandoned their duty to stand up to Russia

We pick the most wrong and unstable Leavers of the week

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

The devastation Brexit is bringing to the NHS will be felt from the moment a patient is admitted to hospital, right through the course of their treatment

Halloumi, edam, camembert? Which is your favourite European cheese?

Former prime minister Tony Blair has warned of the huge “damage” to the country that will follow if Theresa May is able to pursue “Brexit at any cost”.

The European debate is in the grip of a stultifying herd mentality; but there are some maverick voices out there

The Commons Brexit Committee wants the Government to prove how Britain would cope if the Prime Minister fails to get a deal on leaving the EU

Britain’s chief negotiator during the peace process, which successfully settled the question of a united Ireland, explains how Brexit has reignited the issue

Scottish nationalist Hardeep Singh Kohli is feeling confident about the prospect of independence for his beloved country

Just who are the wealthiest people in Europe? We found out how much they’re worth

Henrik Ibsen is credited with creating modern theatre. He did so by asking questions we’re still trying to answer

What will happen after the EU referendum? Key Brussels negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt is determined not to “go soft” on Britain when Brexit talks begin

A series of Michelin-starred European chefs explore how the referendum vote has put Britain’s booming restaurant sector at risk

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