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Anti-Semitism has returned to French politics

25 May 2024 9:00 am

New Caledonia is an archipelago in the South Pacific not far from Australia. James Cook discovered it in 1774, but,…

Why is the government making it harder to get an au pair?

25 May 2024 9:00 am

You will have heard, I am sure, of the Conservatives’ recent largesse towards working parents, as their ‘free’ childcare policy…

How to quit like the Japanese

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Tokyo For many, the idea of quitting a job they hate, of walking into their boss’s office and telling him…

The deluge: Rishi Sunak’s election gamble

25 May 2024 9:00 am

‘Only a Conservative government, led by me, will not put our hard-earned economic stability at risk,’ said Rishi Sunak as…

What happened to the electric car revolution?

25 May 2024 9:00 am

China is often characterised as a copycat when it comes to industry and technology but in one way it has…

In Kharkiv, culture is a form of defence

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Kharkiv It was a strange feeling to walk alone through eerie corridors in the basement of the Kharkiv Opera Theatre…

South Africa’s migrant crisis

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Johannesburg It’s called the ‘Reverse Jive’, retracing your steps to where your journey began, and you’ll hear it talked about…

The unbeatable glory of a doner kebab

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Ionce shared a bed with a doner kebab. I’d hungrily joined a 3 a.m. queue for much needed post-pub sustenance,…

The Church of England’s volunteering crisis

18 May 2024 9:00 am

John Betjeman knew that a church cannot run on prayers alone. ‘Let’s praise the man who goes to light the…

All boys should own a Swiss Army knife

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Last week, Carl Elsener of Victorinox, makers of the Swiss Army knife (all other manufacturers must refer to their products…

Gangs of Tehran: how Iran takes out its enemies abroad

18 May 2024 9:00 am

‘It was Friday afternoon, around 2.45. I came out of the house and was going towards the car on the…

Shabana Mahmood: The disgraceful treatment of Kate Forbes

18 May 2024 9:00 am

It was like a scene from the Blair government: a minister admits inmates are being released before their sentence ends,…

Veep show: who will Trump pick for his running mate?

18 May 2024 9:00 am

We are in the fifth week of Donald Trump’s ‘hush money’ trial and the real scandal is that it’s all…

No tips please, we’re British

18 May 2024 9:00 am

I hate tipping, not because I am intrinsically mean but because of the anxiety it induces. You pitch up at…

Ahmad Massoud: ‘I’m 100% sure I can topple the Taliban’

18 May 2024 9:00 am

It’s fighting season in Afghanistan again. When the Americans were in charge, after the poppy fields had been harvested in…

The power of restorative justice

18 May 2024 9:00 am

In a week when the Chief Inspector of Prisons published an Urgent Notification detailing the horrors of HMP Wandsworth, I…

Tom Cruise and the art of falconry

11 May 2024 9:00 am

Last week, the Hollywood team making the latest Mission Impossible film was desperate to clear Trafalgar Square of its superabundant…

How universities raised a generation of activists

11 May 2024 9:00 am

It was only a matter of time before America’s student protests spread to the UK. In Oxford, tents have been…

Bugs, biscuits, trench foot: from the front line of the uni protests

11 May 2024 9:00 am

On the grass in front of UCL’s main building, on Sunday night, there were about 30 tents and the portico…

The Israeli-Hamas negotiations are fraught with complexity

11 May 2024 9:00 am

Jerusalem For weeks the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had been preparing for an assault on Rafah. Yet when the order…

Why do people make excuses for surly staff?

11 May 2024 9:00 am

‘You grab that table, I’ll get the drinks.’ I did as bid. A couple of minutes later, Paul was back,…

Georgia is on the brink of revolution

11 May 2024 9:00 am

For weeks, the Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi has looked like a battlefield. Thousands of protestors, mostly in their twenties, have…

What Xi wants in Europe

11 May 2024 9:00 am

On a quiet street in Belgrade, a bronze statue of Confucius stands in front of a perforated white block, the…

Sex and the shires: Plum Sykes reveals all

11 May 2024 9:00 am

‘I looked at a picture of him today and thought: “Why are you wearing those expensive clothes, you twit?”’ Plum…