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JASON SOLOMONS on a new book which captures - and cherishes - the idiosyncrasies and occasional flaws of the capital.

BONNIE GREER on why white supremacists seeking to whitewash Europe's history rely on a faux-medieval past.

The rising popularity of translated fiction shows we remain a country keen to look and learn beyond our shores, says Charlie Connelly.

Much remains unclear about the nature of the music produced by the Romans. But, as SOPHIA DEBOICK reports, by piecing together the clues, their creativity can still be heard.

F.W Murnau, December 28, 1889 - March 11, 1931

From Brexit, to Putin, to Trump, to China, Germany faces as many global challenges as anyone, says John Kampfner. Yet it seems more steadfast than most in dealing with them.

Michael White on the Brexit magic carpet ride with an unknown destination.

Anna Akhmatova, June 11, 1889 - March 5, 1966

CHARLIE CONNELLY takes a look into the life of German heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmeling.

Twenty years since the shooting stopped in the Balkans, Denis MacShane asks if the region can yet move on from its bloody history

MICHAEL WHITE on May's mission impossible as Tory unit trumps all again.

A year after the death of The Fall's leader - and following his own Mastermind tribute - fan MIC WRIGHT ponders the politics of a proven contrarian.

Rainer Werner Fassbiner's extreme behaviour means he left a challenging legacy. But, as a recent re-release of perhaps his finest project shows, he also left an impressive body of work. JAMES OLIVER reports.

CHARLIE CONNELLY examines the life of Edvard Munch, December 12, 1863 - January 23, 1944

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the mysterious death of the sublimely-talented footballer Matthias Sindelar. CHARLIE CONNELLY revisits the tragic story of a true Austrian hero

#83: Lola Montez, dancer and adventuress. February 17, 1821 - January 17, 1861

This week marks the centenary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg. IAN WALKER pieces together the events which led up to it, and asks how her killing changed the course of the last century.

The castrato singer Farinelli was the undoubted superstar of an era in which musical advances were made not just with compositions, but instruments too. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

It was nothing more than a footnote, buried in the results of the Uefa Europa League second qualifying round, second leg, but it leaped out for those who remembered the days of glory: Progrès Niederkorn 2, Budapest Honved 0 (Niederkorn win 2-1 on aggregate).

A pioneering partnership between Google and a leading Dutch museum has brought together every surviving Vermeer painting for the first time ever and exhibited them online. FLORENCE HALLETT considers what it means for art.

Boney M.'s 1978 just kept on getting better. RICHARD LUCK recalls the German disco outfit's annus mirabilis and the smash-hit festive No.1 that finished it off.

JANE MERRICK on the wrangling at Westminster and the problem it doesn't address

CHARLIE CONNELLY reflects on the work of iconic Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky.

Ahead of its centenary year DANIEL PEMBREY travels to Germany to tour its key locations.

Stripped of the folklore that dogged her career, Marianne Faithfull's latest work is her finest, says PIERS FORD.

Bonnie Greer's touching tribute to the Second World War pilot who became an iconic social justice campaigner.

The singer re-emerged in one of his most ebullient incarnations, while another star unveiled his own signature move. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

I am struck by the comments of Theresa May that her Brexit plan will stop EU migrants "jumping the queue" when it comes to working in the UK.

A new exhibition shows why the works of Anni Albers rank alongside the output of the greatest abstract expressionists. Claudia Pritchard reports

Ahead of the centenary of the end of the First World War. CHARLIE CONNELLY reconstructs the moving and momentous events of the very first Armistice Day, assembling personal accounts from diaries, newspaper and museum archives.

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