The First Noël (Cover | The Nativity)

A close reading of the Gospels reveals how the story of Christ's birth came to life


The Dirtiest Trick (Europe | Ukraine)

Doctors confirm that Viktor Yushchenko was poisoned during the election campaign that was rigged against him. Can Ukraine hold a fair rerun?

Explosive Strategy (Europe | Spain)

The Basque terror group ETA seemed eager to talk. So why is it still setting off bombs?


Terror Returns to Saudi (Notebook | Middle East)

The latest attack by al-Qaeda loyalists raises serious new concerns



A Grand Encore (Global Adviser | Curtain Raiser)

La Scala lifts the curtain on a technically perfect renovation

Under The Volcano (Global Adviser | Check In)

Verne's volcano overlooks Iceland's latest must-stay hotel

Screen Gems (Global Adviser | If You're In ... London)

Once the art world's poor relation, film and video are coming of age — as two shows at London's Tate galleries prove

Living For The City (Global Adviser | Tech Watch)

The power of Pharaoh is at your fingertips, if you care enough

Treats Are a Trap (Global Adviser | Your Health)

But by following a few holiday rules, kids can have their cake and eat it too