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israel

The Trump-Israel deal is the prelude to the post-American Middle East

January 28, 2020 12:53 pm

Everyone in the region knows this plan is going nowhere

saudis

Shaken Saudis hedge their bets on détente with Iran

January 28, 2020 11:11 am

Saudi Arabia is hitting the brakes on normalization with Israel

emmanuel macron

French disconnection: how Emmanuel Macron went from savior to failure

January 26, 2020 1:50 pm

Macron needs help and his new best friend, bizarrely, is Britain’s prime minister

reset

The link between politics and moisturizer

January 25, 2020 2:19 pm

With some surprise I found reset has been in use since the early 17th century

new york

An Englishman in New York

January 24, 2020 4:05 pm

Mist was blowing in drifts off the East River and already I could feel the intoxication of the city

anne sacoolas

It’s in America’s interests to extradite Anne Sacoolas — but it’s also in hers

January 24, 2020 3:31 pm

The US’s decision to ship her out of Britain has hugely damaged diplomatic relations

funerals

Roman funerals had real ‘emotional intelligence’

January 23, 2020 5:46 pm

There was a tradition of preserving death masks of the departed, complete with lists of achievements

strasbourg

Reports that ‘Eurocrats’ hope to ‘reverse Brexit’ are much overblown

January 23, 2020 9:41 am

A lot of people are relieved that the parliament can now move on

Ten years on, the Arab Spring has only benefited the Islamists

January 23, 2020 12:41 am

The legacy of the revolution is hopelessness and helplessness

british labour

The British Labour party must change if it is to win

January 23, 2020 12:29 am

In this contest, the remaining candidates are barely addressing the most difficult question for Labour: how do they win a majority again?

greta thunberg davos

Trump, Greta and the Profits of Doom

January 22, 2020 10:00 am

Light a candle to St Greta and thank the Davos doctrine for making you a better global citizen

xi

Xi’s dictatorship is a tragedy, not a farce

January 20, 2020 12:50 pm

His oppression impacts all aspects of Chinese life

iceland glacier

Cold truth: Iceland’s melting glaciers are nothing to panic about

January 18, 2020 12:22 pm

The glacier that had its last rites read in August had, in fact, more or less disappeared half a century ago

ethiopia

My narrow escape from a burning aircraft in Ethiopia

January 16, 2020 1:26 pm

A ball of orange flame exploded from the wing as the fuel ignited, enveloping the exterior of the plane

cabinet reshuffle

Why the UK cabinet reshuffle might not be so radical after all

January 16, 2020 12:43 pm

Today, Johnson is in a more powerful position than any British prime minister since Tony Blair prior to the invasion of Iraq

varadkar

Can Leo Varadkar defy the odds to win another term as Taoiseach?

January 16, 2020 12:31 pm

Attitudes towards the UK and Brexit could be where this election is won and lost

homeless

I spent Christmas Day helping the homeless – and I was bored out of my mind

January 16, 2020 12:21 pm

I made the mistake of assuming that I would be greeted with beaming faces of gratitude

2010s

The people’s decade: how will history come to define the 2010s?

January 16, 2020 12:11 pm

The past 10 years may be depicted as a tale of two Etonians: David Cameron and Boris Johnson

charles

Warring Windsors: the real royal conflict is between Charles and his sons

January 16, 2020 12:01 pm

What looked like a peace summit at Sandringham was, in fact, an escalation of the feud

benjamin netanyahu corruption

Could Netanyahu’s corruption case scupper his re-election chances?

January 16, 2020 10:32 am

Bibi has shown tremendous political skill over the years

monarchy

Is slimming down the monarchy the only way to save it?

January 16, 2020 9:55 am

A tight-knit team would be easier to keep in check — but downsizing has its downsides

scruton

‘A perfect knight’: Remembering Roger Scruton

January 16, 2020 8:59 am

Tributes from William Shawcross, Daniel Hannan, Jonathan Aitken, David Matthews and more

cressida bonas

Cressida Bonas: Everyone seems to have very strong opinions about my wedding

January 16, 2020 8:41 am

I always imagined I’d have a small wedding, until I realized our two families alone come to 120 people

european

Boris’s Iran approach delicately balances European and American interests

January 15, 2020 2:27 pm

The British PM was able to align with what Trump probably wants: a fresh deal, not a new war

madeleine

Princess Madeleine of Sweden shows Harry how to exit a royal family 

January 15, 2020 1:50 pm

She has lived abroad nine out of the last 10 years, and Swedes don’t seem to mind