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As Sergio Parisse takes part in perhaps his last Six Nations, RICHARD LUCK pays tribute to a sporting great who found himself in a team of also-rans, and wonders what might have been.

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).

The Irish border represents Brexit's most intractable problem. But, as PADDY HOEY explains, the real issue is not about the technicalities of trade, but the more profound issue of identity it raises.

The PM is gambling on an appeal to Labour but she could still get her cards from the Tories

This year's Venice Film Festival delivered hit after hit after hit

In the fortnight since opening the European Citizens' Initiative petition for UK citizens seeking permanent EU citizenship regardless of us leaving or staying in the EU, the UK has passed its target figure of 55,750 signatories.

In the Western Balkans the EU can get back to basics - creating a safer, more prosperous region. PAUL KNOTT reports on its efforts in a historically combustible corner of the continent.

Are protests in Jordan the precursor to more Arab Spring turmoil or an encouraging sign that the region might finally be moving in the right direction, asks PAUL KNOTT.

At a pedestrian crossing in Bucharest a woman overheard us speaking English and said to us: "You are English, why are you in Romania?"

Rachel Johnson reprises her fortnightly column to pay tribute to Tessa Jowell and venerated French publisher Bernard de Fallois.

In this week's Brexit Deconstructed, JAMES BALL discusses how chaotic governments can open the door to evil doings.

Russia's leader might seem to be invincible, but in fact he is less secure than he appears, and 2018 could be the year that proves it, argues PAUL KNOTT.

If Theresa May had made her "citizens of nowhere" speech a few years earlier, she would probably have received a letter of stern rebuke marked Kardamyli, Greece.

Long considered a lodestar of go-it-alone globalisation, Singapore now needs its neighbours more than ever

Oil-rich Venezuela's dream of fashioning a better society through a third way between communism and capitalism has turned into a nightmare with riots on the streets.

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.

The mid-90s saw the triumph of two very different double acts - Robson and Jerome and the Gallagher brothers.

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.

In Romanian Moldavia,the Csángós are oppressed by their Romanian neighbours and misunderstood by their Hungarian 'relatives'.

Never mind the Tour de France - we pick Europe's 10 greatest cycle rides

A profile of the Russian opposition leader who has taken on the perilous task of challenging Putin

Going Dutch - a new blog encourages parents to raise their children the Netherlands way.

ISIS is failing and will soon be driven out of its heartlands. But those who wish to fight on will form new groups and pose new danger

Brexit has generated an unprecedented degree of unity between the other 27 EU member states.

We pick out the wrong and unstable leavers of the week

Having set up his own movement to challenge for the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faces a tough challenge. But there are signs he may just have hit on a way out of the current mess, and discovered an antidote to the populist virus sweeping Europe

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

A fixation with the demand that NATO members spend 2% of their GDP on defence obscures a wider issue for the Alliance

You don't have to be a rabid Brexiteer to feel a patriotic glow at the thought of tea, jam and fish-and-chips. But these and many other items are not quite so quintessentially British as they may seem

Turkey was on progressive path, but Europe sent it in a dangerous direction

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