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Forty years ago this month, Jean Monnet, arguably the EU's most important 'founding father,' died aged 90 at home in Houjarray, 43 miles west of Paris.

As Trump and Putin try to unpick agreements on nuclear weapons that have helped keep the world safe, IAN WALKER looks back at the moment the world first stepped back from the abyss

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.

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

A striking feature of the Brexit camp's narrative in the UK both before and after the 2016 referendum has been the repeated claim that leaving the EU is consistent with the lessons of history.

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

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

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.

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.

Michael White says the home secretary's overreaction to the migrant drama at Dover was too tempting for a vote-hungry politician to resist

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.

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

David Davis takes it upon himself to try to negotiate a free trade deal in US, Paul Dacre now wants a peerage for services to Brexit, and why Sky's Sophy Ridge no longer sees Andrew Marr as serious competition.

David Cameron is said to be too frightened about provoking Brextremists to back a People's Vote... and will there be a knighthood for ousted Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre in New Year's Honours?

From the Civil War to the civil rights movement, US politics has a long history of hatred, anger and violence. As a deeply divided America goes to the polls amid heightened tensions, Pulitzer prize-winning writer ALBERT SCARDINO, asks what can bridge the country's great schism?

The president is back on his favourite topic, and playing with fire. PAUL CONNEW reports

MICHAEL WHITE on a counter-factual 'what-if?' moment that could have stopped Brexit at birth.

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.

On the anniversary of Britain's last great international own goal, BARNABY TOWNS finds that the damage this time around is more severe.

Gina Miller laments that no one in government will debate Brexit with her, the maverick Telegraph star who wants an inquest into the "unholy mess" of Brexit, and Boris Johnson's £16,846 jolly to the States.

Documentary-maker Michael Moore's new film paints a disturbing picture of the US, by looking back at a 1980s book which predicted how the country could fall victim to a form of fascism. BENJAMIN IVRY reports

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

MICHAEL WHITE on the looming conclusion for Brexit's ring a ring o'roses and why we're all about to fall down

The indomitable singer remains an inspiration as her songs remain anthemic

CHARLIE CONNELLY takes you through the fascinating life of environmentalist, Petra Kelly.

With democracy and the rule of law on the back foot, could the region be returning to its darker days? Will Worley reports from Guatemala, one of the countries tipping towards crisis.

Michael White explains why the collapse of the ERG blueprint joins Boris as twin embarrassments of the week.

Donald Trump is facing the most crucial phase of his turbulent reign. PAUL CONNEW reports on the bombshell news that could see the president impeached

After Nick Cohen's recent stunning essay criticising the BBC's coverage, the Corporation's former communications chief ED WILLIAMS leads the case for defence.

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