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Pulitzer prize-winning writer ALBERT SCARDINO offers a global perspective on how Britain's national hero is seen.

The dinosaurs vying for the Nigerian presidency offer little change but the election campaign does suggest a glimmer of hope for the country's future.

Activist MAURICE STIERL reports on how he helped organise the recent rescue of a group of migrants at sea.

Brexit has given rise to a more racist climate, the Queen's chaplain has suggested.

The streaming giant has Nigeria's prolific film industry in its sights. But there are risks for both, says Alessandro Jedlowski.

Even at this late stage, Brexiteers are projecting their own dreams onto their failing enterprise, in the knowledge they will escape the blame. John Kampfner reports.

At the end of a momentous year, JOHN KAMPFNER surveys the febrile European political scene and finds embattled leaders, emboldened populists and a looming election in which everything could be up for grabs.

Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition has long been overshadowed by its fateful end. But, says MICK O'HARE, we should also remember his team's revolutionary research, which changed the way we understood the world and is assisting scientists to this day.

They are the hits you hear every festive season... but they might sound a little different this Christmas.

The Danes are, in many ways, as eurosceptic as the Brits. But they have found a way to express their independence within the EU. MARK REID reports

Without the ghosts of the Iraq War haunting France, the country is taking a muscular approach with its military campaign in North Africa. But will it work? PAUL KNOTT reports

Tim Walker gives five stars to this heartfelt cry for tolerance.

They be only modest, but let's take them while we can, says MICHAEL WHITE

In the most unlikely place, PATRICK SAWER finds a poignant family link to Italy's fascist past and a reminder that this dark chapter of the country's history is not yet closed.

Theresa May's 'Dancing Queen' routine ahead of her big speech went viral. But does it mean she's finally won over the youth of today? No, argues CHEVAN ILANGARANTE, but scrapping Brexit would be a start.

The indomitable singer remains an inspiration as her songs remain anthemic

Research conducted among diplomats reveals an alarming decline in British influence, says JESS GIFKINS.

Prime minister Theresa May used her crucial conference speech to make a last ditch attempt to resurrect her hated Chequers proposal.

Theresa May claims that a 'second' referendum on Brexit would be "a gross betrayal" of our democracy. Precisely the opposite is true.

Very few people know Theresa May well. But you don't need to know her well to see the agony going on inside.

Michael White on how Brexit realist Philip Hammond lit Fleet Street's blue touchpaper.

After Nick Cohen's recent stunning essay criticising the BBC's coverage, the Corporation's former communications chief ED WILLIAMS leads the case for defence.

The English Renaissance took music into new directions and saw that emergence of a tune which still echoes down the ages. Sophia Deboick reports.

Southern soul may have lost its lustre in the States but it has found a home in northern Italy. GARTH CARTWRIGHT reports.

If Pyongyang is to emerge from the cold, it will be because it has revolutionised its railways. says HUSSEIN DIA

In an era of heightening global tensions, Martin Plaut finds an encouraging instance of two rivals burying the hatchet. He gives the inside story of an apparent instance of quickfire diplomacy

Michael White takes a look at the chaos derailing the government and the less than helpful visit of Donald Trump.

In a flawed bid to prevent migrants arriving in Europe, the Sahara is being sealed off to travellers - no matter what the consequences. JULIEN BRACHET reports:

MICHAEL WHITE on more own goals from the Foreign Secretary as he dodges Heathrow vote and patronises the public.

The World Cup has never lived up to its lofty ideals, says GLENN MOORE, as he recounts a history of corruption, match-fixing, boycotts and giving succour to dictatorships.

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