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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.

Considered by many to be the finest goalkeeper to play the game, CHARLIE CONNELLY looks at the life of Lev Yashin.

Pulitzer prize-winning writer ALBERT SCARDINO offers a global perspective on how Britain's national hero is seen.

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.

The year when music came with a sense of optimism, Orientalism - and often surrealism - as pharaohs and fruit provided the inspiration.

CHARLIE CONNELLY takes a look into the life of German heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmeling.

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

Rainer Werner Fassbiner's extreme behaviour means he left a challenging legacy. But, as a recent re-release of perhaps his finest project shows, he also left an impressive body of work. JAMES OLIVER reports.

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

"As of now, power resides not in No.10 but in the House of Commons. And it is precisely because power now lies in a leaderless body of 650 MPs, incapable of forging and agreeing a new Brexit, that I am so confident Brexit will be terminated."

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.

As things begin to fall apart Bonnie Greer looks back at the late great writers who will define the next 12 months.

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

The classic Dickensian tale of a grumpy man at Christmas sums up the leaders in British politics this year, writes ANDREW ADONIS.

Is this the end? Was that Theresa May's last prime minister's questions?

This week's Question Time comes from Bishop's Stortford - a town which voted to Leave by just 622 votes.

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

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

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

Anthea Bell, who died last month, deserves to be remembered as one of the continent's literary greats, says CHARLIE CONNELLY

TIM WALKER reviews The Wipers Times, on at Arts Theatre, London, until December 1, in this week's Stage Review.

Germany led in Europe on the back of British guidance while the UK faltered as it distanced itself from the continent, writes Andrew Adonis.

In the most unlikely place, PATRICK SAWER finds a poignant family link to Italy's fascist past and a reminder that this dark chapter of the country's history is not yet closed.

Andrew Adonis explains how Europe has gone back in time.

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

Accepting the misdeeds of their past can be difficult for any country. Now, a provocative new book is asking Italians some hard questions about their countrymen's role in the Holocaust. BENJAMIN IVRY reports

Born December 31, 1908; died September 20, 2005. CHARLIE CONNELLY on the extraordinary life of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal

Moderate MPs are using conference to send a defiant message to the hard-left of Labour: "We are going to stay and fight for our party."

Seventy-five years after it was made (and 74 years after it was banned) one of cinema's most controversial films has been re-released. ​JAMES OLIVER explains what all the fuss is about

Leading French journalist Marion Van Renterghem meets Tony Blair, one of Remain's Don Quixotes suddenly realising their task might not be as futile as it first seemed.

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