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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.

Paul Connew on the tragedy which is tarnishing the White House.

Our growing acceptance of deceit in public life will have disastrous consequences for us all, warns GAVIN ESLER.

American reluctance to fulfil its previous international role is leaving the global stage open to dark forces, says PAUL KNOTT.

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

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

Independence Day this week only served as a grim reminder that in 2018 America has an unprecedented president who considers himself independent of all the norms of domestic and international behaviour, writes PAUL CONNEW

Michael White on another fudge which sees Theresa May survive but Brexit's judgement day is approaching

ROGER DOMENEGHETTI explains why the 1966 tournament established the template for televised football that still holds today, even if the replays did take a little getting used to

PAUL CONNEW looks ahead to Trump's summit with Kim Jong-un.

Steve Bannon is back and has the ear of Trump - but in a more back-room role than ever before.

It will be an encounter between two of the world's most unpredictable leaders. But former diplomat Paul Knott has some idea of what we might expect​ when Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un

In the fallout of Michelle Wolf's set at the White House correspondent's dinner Mitch Benn explores the potholes of a misunderstood joke.

The new age of political hand holding and cheek kissing on display between world leaders

MICHAEL WHITE on gathering storms for vunerable May while Corbyn catches the mood

Paul Connew writes a special report on the chaos within Trump's United States

"If you thought the Ides of March have been bad enough, beware the Ides of May" - the private words of one senior Trump-sceptic Republican senator with a passion for Shakespeare and a profound fear that all is not destined to end well.

Following Rex Tillerson's sacking, PAUL CONNEW reflects on the president's diversion tactics.

Paul Connew takes a look at Donald Trump's deranged Twitter feed and finds defiant denial, factual error and self-absorbed self-defence.

The Iran nuclear deal is hanging by a thread, says former diplomat PAUL KNOTT​, who worked on the agreement. If it fails, the world becomes a much more dangerous place.

President Trump's plans for a mammoth military procession would represent 'a toxic combination of genuine alarm and mockery marching side by side', writes PAUL CONNEW.

MEREDITH SHAW delves into the literature the secretive state produces for its population and discovers reading between the lines.

Michael Wolff's explosive book on Donald Trump's White House has sent shock waves through Washington and beyond. PETER BALE met the author

Pulitzer Prize winner ALBERT SCARDINO assesses the mental health of Donald Trump, and the chances of an intervention

Here is a selection of some of the best quotes from an extraordinary year in politics.

Judge Roy Moore, a 70-year-old, far-right GOP Senate candidate, has been accused of a string of historical sexual assaults and sexual harassment offences, including one involving a 14-year-old girl.

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?

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.

Steve Bannon's sacking has been cheered by many who saw him at an alt-right puppet master. But could he been even more dangerous outside the White House?

Brexit-supporting politicians have issued their own threats indicating that if the EU doesn't like what they're proposing they can lump it.

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