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Coronavirus has exposed the EU’s greatest flaw

July 13, 2020 9:05 am

Politics begins and ends with sovereignty: the duty and right to make the legitimate final decision. We have seen this…

Will Macron’s new sidekick help him get re-elected?

July 9, 2020 8:21 am

In Castex, the French President may have found the Obelix to his Asterix

Science isn’t meant to ‘follow the science’

July 9, 2020 8:05 am

Modelling is no substitute for quality data and research

We’re spending lockdown defending a family of mice

July 9, 2020 8:01 am

Austin My first Independence Day in the US for many years. Usually I’d be in Paris avoiding Texas heat. My…

The vanity of ‘white guilt’

July 9, 2020 5:39 am

We're making a spectacle of shame

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An environmentalist’s apology: ‘I was guilty of alarmism’

July 7, 2020 1:06 pm

'I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public'

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We need to talk about Prince Harry

July 7, 2020 9:38 am

He's started to resemble a captured dignitary forced to spout horrifying woke propaganda

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Israel’s short-lived ‘victory’ over coronavirus

July 7, 2020 7:33 am

Israel beat the coronavirus. Or at least that’s what the public were led to believe only a few weeks ago.…

Don’t erase Jesus’s Jewish identity

July 7, 2020 7:26 am

‘So when did your family convert to Christianity?’ asked an American General early on in the occupation of Iraq. ‘About…

The next pope: are we facing the nightmare of a Parolin pontificate?

July 7, 2020 6:52 am

Vatican officials are anxious to get their hands on an advance copy of The Next Pope, a survey of 19…

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What did Ghislaine Maxwell want?

July 6, 2020 6:38 am

In Jeffrey Epstein, she found a man who shared many characteristics with her late father.

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Farewell, dear Hong Kong

July 5, 2020 11:05 pm

China's new security law delivered a death blow to Hong Kong as we know it

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Can Macron’s ‘Swiss army knife’ save his presidency?

July 4, 2020 8:03 am

Macron is hoping to draw even more electoral support from his natural right-wing supporters

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Germany’s EU presidency could make or break the union

July 3, 2020 11:48 am

Member states interpret the union differently

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What happens when coronavirus mutates?

July 3, 2020 11:34 am

Mutations arise as the virus replicates and new, slightly imperfect, copies are made of the genetic material

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Putin’s referendum rigging is a sign of weakness

July 3, 2020 12:17 am

It is not that Putin necessarily wants to rule until he is 84

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The Battle of Britain was closer than it should have been

July 2, 2020 11:07 am

The Germans’ ­numerical ascendancy began to make itself felt by the end of the summer of 1940

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Mission impossible: Boris’s attempt to rewire the British government

July 2, 2020 10:00 am

The state has failed the COVID stress test

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Iran’s second wave could come crashing down on the regime

July 2, 2020 8:55 am

Iranian demographics could mean the country faces an even greater health crisis

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In his first 100 days, Keir Starmer has reshaped Labour

July 2, 2020 12:00 am

After years of factional battles, the aim of the new operation is to make Labour seem sensible and decent

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If Boris wants to channel Roosevelt, he should end lockdown

July 1, 2020 11:47 pm

As a species we must stop cowering and havering. Let’s be prudent but let us also be a little brave

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The death of Hong Kong

July 1, 2020 9:24 am

The 1997 handover agreement increasingly looks like an historic failure in British foreign policy

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The case for a UK Huawei U-turn is growing

July 1, 2020 8:21 am

COVID-19 has changed everything

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Is COVID herd immunity closer than we think?

June 30, 2020 9:17 am

A Swedish study found that 30 percent of blood donors had an immune response to COVID-19 in their T cells

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Syria’s nightmare is far from over

June 30, 2020 8:57 am

This is a war that was been waged by a state willing to win at any cost, against its own people