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Pax Russica: as Trump abandons Syria’s Kurds, Russia is ready to expand its empire

October 17, 2019 2:39 pm

The president has always said he wants to get America out of foreign wars. But is he playing into Putin’s hands?

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The Canadian election is turning into a comedy of cringe

October 17, 2019 2:17 pm

Voters’ love affair with Trudeau is well and truly over

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Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘I am enormously environmentally friendly by driving old Bentleys’

October 17, 2019 2:00 pm

The Commons leader on regrets, Brexit – and why the ERG will back the deal

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John McDonnell is taking back control

October 17, 2019 1:31 pm

A sympathetic colleague says McDonnell sees himself as being ‘a new father figure for the party’

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It’s down to the wire – and Boris only has one chance to survive

October 17, 2019 1:03 pm

Even if the British PM gets a deal, electoral success is not guaranteed

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A Brexit deal will completely change the UK electoral landscape

October 17, 2019 12:49 pm

The only certainty is that there is a plot twist or two to come

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Jean-Claude Juncker finds a path to Brexit

October 17, 2019 10:49 am

The chances of Boris Johnson passing a deal have risen significantly

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The EU might tell MPs: it’s this deal or no deal

October 17, 2019 10:37 am

The British government might have an ace up its sleeve

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Enes Kanter, Kim Kardashian and Turkish crimes against humanity

October 16, 2019 2:23 pm

Why do we only pay attention to Turkeys history of barbarism when celebrities raise awareness of it?

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Boris Johnson’s humiliating Brexit options

October 15, 2019 11:29 am

He faces a choice that will see him embarrassed – or worse – whatever he does

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What did the Romans ever do for us?

October 14, 2019 12:32 pm

How the fall of Rome made the world modern

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If Trump denies the Dunns justice, he is betraying Britain

October 12, 2019 10:59 am

He talks a big game about the nation state, but will he lift a finger to help one of his most significant allies secure justice for its citizens?

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Johnson and Varadkar: Brexit is not over yet

October 10, 2019 5:20 pm

‘Both continue to believe that a deal is in everybody’s interest. They agreed that they could see a pathway to a possible deal’

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Syria’s Christians are suffering in silence

October 10, 2019 4:48 pm

The Assyrians hang in limbo

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Could this self-made billionaire become France’s first Muslim president?

October 10, 2019 11:37 am

Michel Houellebecq has predicted France will elect a Muslim president by 2022. Could he be right?

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The voters who will prove pivotal at the next UK election

October 9, 2019 10:02 am

A new report declares the current British electorate the most volatile in modern times

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Will China meddle in the 2020 election?

October 8, 2019 4:29 pm

It isn’t going to be Vladimir Putin who swings the 2020 election. It might be Xi Jinping

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How the British government views the state of the Brexit negotiations

October 8, 2019 11:17 am

‘If this deal dies in the next few days, then it won’t be revived’

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The NBA tosses an alley-oop for China’s censors

October 8, 2019 10:06 am

Meanwhile, South Park offers a full-court press of freedom of expression

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Is Trump’s Turkey distraction a miscalculation?

October 7, 2019 4:19 pm

The president has riled up the very senators he may need to save him

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The US will pay for abandoning the Kurds

October 7, 2019 3:57 pm

Trump’s credibility gap

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Is a Brexit deal now off the table?

October 7, 2019 11:38 am

There is little expectation that the two sides will enter ‘the tunnel’ anytime soon

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Wait, what aid are we actually sending to Ukraine?

October 4, 2019 3:42 pm

‘Aid’ is a strangely euphemistic term to describe high-powered anti-tank missiles, grenade launchers, and sniper rifles

Foreign takeover bids prove Brexit Britain is flourishing

October 3, 2019 2:11 pm

You can buy a British company without having to face the kind of political opposition you would in France, Germany, Japan or, increasingly, the US