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The reality of Britain’s position after it leaves the EU is becoming clearer

On the anniversary of his death CHARLIE CONNELLY takes a look at novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky in this week’s Great European Lives.

Brexit is going to blow a hole in the centre of politics. Could a new party fill it? JANE MERRICK analyses the prospects.

Why is Russia singling the UK out for special treatment? JAMES RODGERS explores the complex relationship between the two countries

You can’t discuss Richard Nixon without mentioning his downfall. But on the 50th anniversary of his inauguration, IAN WALKER considers his other legacy, as the man who fired the first shots of America’s culture wars.

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.

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.

Ray Kershaw travels to a city which has been through many reincarnations over the centuries, but none so dramatic or violent as its most recent

Bonnie Greer on the administration-defining showdown awaiting Trump and Mueller in 2019

The polls may show his ratings are holding steady, but Trump is losing control of events and his own destiny, says ALBERT SCARDINO.

After 12 months of lunacy, Steve Anglesey names his twit parade, with JRM of the ERG at number one.

The European Court of Justice’s announcement earlier this week means the odds of stopping Brexit have changed but now new hurdles loom.

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

#78 Alexandre Dumas, July 24, 1802 - December 5, 1870.

Brexit is only one chapter in the story of Britain’s retreat from influence, says JOHN KAMPFNER. We now face a marathon journey back to our rightful place

#76 Leo Tolstoy. September 9, 1828 - November 20, 1910

Three members of campaign group Veterans for Europe highlight different fears over the adverse impact of Brexit on the military.

The Jonestown massacre, 40 years ago this week, ranks as one of humanity’s darkest chapters. Is it best understood as an isolated tragedy, or as 
part of the pattern of the grisly history of the 20th century? IAN WALKER reports

Is the president unleashing a fierce anger within us all? Bonnie Greer investigates

Let’s not forget, peace in Europe is not a natural state. We have to fight for it, says MITCH BENN

16-year-old anti-Brexit campaigner ATHIAN AKEC writes about what it feels like to be a young person watching Brexit unfold.

Is Arron Banks a bad boy or sad chancer, asks JAMES BALL

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

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

Mysterious billboards celebrating the UK and Russia’s “Brexit collaboration” have been erected across London.

A dominant, if unconventional, Irving Berlin was confounding the critics, as music took its first tentative steps towards ‘pop’. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

Being loud and brash can go too far, but it is necessary when you’re pushing against established beliefs, writes ALASTAIR CAMPBELL.

As a leader, the German chancellor provided the moral compass for a continent, says ZOE WILLIAMS. We will all miss her

Mandrake reveals when Kamal Ahmed said ‘all hail, Sir Philip Green,’ Liam Fox combines business with pleasure and Jane Fonda asks why Corbyn is not opposing Brexit.

Britain’s declining influence has put global security in peril. And it is entirely self-inflicted, says James P. Rubin, a former aide to Bill Clinton

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