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

The Balkan country's emergence from its own peculiar brand of communism has been long and faltering. STAN ABBOTT visits and finds a people still yearning for a brighter future

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

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).

CHARLIE CONNELLY on the life of the last president of Czechoslovakia

World War II refugee and veteran politician Lord Dubs has said that Brexit poisoned the atmosphere and made the UK "meaner and nastier".

CHARLIE CONNELLY on the story behind a gothic classic, and its latest incarnation.

The Russian ruler's strategy is short-termist, simple and successful, says John Kampfner. But it is ultimately hollow

While the US produced a very raunchy scandal, British pop's great controversy was a little more tame.

MICK O'HARE tells the story of a revolt that figures as no more than a footnote in the wider history of the Second World War. but arguuably led to the creation of a nation 50 years later.

RICHARD LUCK on a forgotten chapter in tennis history and the man who became the unexpected beneficiary of the Grand Slam glory at SW19.

The breathtaking disregard with which some Brexiteers are now treating the Irish peace process show how little they understand the issue, and what is at stake, says PETER MILLAR, who saw the Troubles up close

MICHAEL WHITE on those ludicrous spy stories . . . and why Labour's leader must come in from the cold over Brexit.

Former Fleet Street editor Peter Preston has died, aged 79. MICHAEL WHITE pays tribute to an ex-colleague and pro-European 'ultra'

Dukla Prague were one of
football's giants of the Eastern Bloc. But, as NEIL FREDRIK JENSEN explains, the club's cult status abroad is in contrast with how the former state side is regarded closer to home

It is no accident that Britain's creative sector has grown as borders have become more open. Now, decades of progress are in peril, says one of the world's leading architects

How an emboldened Parliament can halt the descent to Brexit chaos

Russia's dangerous ruler has created a country that is a more unpredictable adversary than the Soviet Union ever was.

Now, he's on his way over - but what really changed his mind?

Why did the EU referendum happen and how could it be overturned? Brexit is not a done deal and this is how we can fight it

As global events take a sinister turn, Tobias Stone explores the perilous historical parallels. His chilling analysis has clearly resonated, but will the warning by heeded in time?

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