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Labour has defended Jeremy Corbyn’s decision not to use Prime Minister’s Questions to grill Theresa May on Brexit and the fallout from the government’s defeats in the Commons.

Anti-Brexit campaigner David Lammy delivered one of the best speeches in the first day of the Brexit debate in the Commons.

Without the ghosts of the Iraq War haunting France, the country is taking a muscular approach with its military campaign in North Africa. But will it work? PAUL KNOTT reports

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

Britain’s small-scale fishermen are, without doubt, among the country’s ‘left behind’. But Brexit will not improve their lot. SIMON WATKINS reports.

HOWARD JACOBSON’S brilliant essay on toxic masculinity

The threat from climate change is as immediate as that from Brexit and the two problems must be tackled together.

CHARLIE CONNELLY examines the life of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, August 30, 1958 – October 7, 2006

Self-styled lifestyle guru Jordan Peterson is among those taken in by a new study suggesting gender equality leads to both men and women gravitating towards traditional gender roles. It’s bunkum, says CAROLINE CRIADO PEREZ

Research conducted among diplomats reveals an alarming decline in British influence, says JESS GIFKINS.

Putin is not as powerfulas he pretends, says prominent critic OLIVIER VEDRINE. And there is a way to get him...

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.

Advances in technology have created a new phenomenon – social warming – says leading tech writer CHARLES ARTHUR. And its effects are just as incendiary as those of global warming.

In an era of heightening global tensions, Martin Plaut finds an encouraging instance of two rivals burying the hatchet. He gives the inside story of an apparent instance of quickfire diplomacy

The German chancellor has become an anachronism from a bygone Europe, writes Paul Knott.

MICHAEL WHITE on May’s supposed ‘Brexit Dividend’ - and an alternative plan to revive and sustain the NHS

Female refugees are facing countless threats all around the globe, says Samira Shackle. And their mistreatment doesn’t end when they reach our shores.

How one case of forced marriage making its way to the UN court has marked the beginning of a shift in global feminism, Yasmin Alibhai Brown writes.

RICHARD LUCK ponders one of the great modern conspiracy theories

The EU and UN are held together by compromises and fudges; so some of their critics do have a point. But JAMES BALL asks; does that mean Britain can back out of the mess?

“Deal or no deal? It appears that Theresa May’s big idea is not to have one”: writes Michael White.

A fixation on Donald Trump means we’re overlooking an even more profound threat facing the United States. In an epic essay ALBERT SCARDINO explains how this has come to pass

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

In this week’s diary column, the Daily Mail and Wimbledon keep schtum and Sarah Sands overlooks Sir David English’s assessment

As global crises mount, The New European’s Editor-at-Large says Britain’s foreign secretary has nothing to offer.

“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.

As relations with Russia become ever chillier, PAUL KNOTT unearths a document from the 1940s with advice on dealing with Moscow which seems remarkably relevant today.

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

In this week’s Brexit Deconstructed, JAMES BALL reflects on world events and the challenge Britain faces protecting itself post-Brexit.

The New European’s Editor-at-Large ALASTAIR CAMPBELL on a memorable exchange between Blair and Putin.

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