The Best Photos Of The Year (Photos of the Year)
TIME reviews 2005 in images of events tragic and triumphant, natural and man-made that are indelibly inscribed in our minds and our memories
The British Disease (Binge Drinking)
Europe's youth are drinking more, starting younger and doing it to get plastered. For governments, treating the hangover is costly. How can they wean young people off the bottle?
French Exception (Europe / France)
As far as binge drinking goes, it's vive la résistance!
The E.U. has had a really tough year: the constitution failed and political leaders are dogged by domestic concerns. Will next year be any better?
Jingle Tills (Notebook / Europe)
Economists have to shop around for real news on the European economy this Christmas
France's Streets of Fire (Notebook / Letters)
Palestine's Oasis Of Artistic Freedom (Letter From The West Bank)
The end of the intifadeh has triggered an explosion of creativity and controversy
Phone In, Strip Off, Chill Out (Next Time You're In ... Big Sur)
The renovated hot baths at Esalen are groovy, man
Paris In The Winter (Diversions)
Seasons greetings from the city of love
Tasteless Fad (Amuse Bouche)
Dieting fans in the know are full of kanten
All the Tee In China (Golf)
A new magazine hopes to keep Shanghai on par