COVER

Can Bush Find an Exit? (Special Report | World)

The President is about to get a very public intervention from the Baker Commission. Will he listen?

EUROPE

Slow Train to Europe (Europe | Turkey and the E.U.)

As talks over Cyprus grind to a halt, Turkey's membership of the E.U. looks ever more distant

BUSINESS

Dollar Doldrums (Business | Currency)

A stalling U.S. economy means the dollarĺs slide may not be over

TECH PIONEERS

BOOKS

MIDDLE EAST

Losing Lebanon (Middle East | Lebanon)

With its pro-U.S government blockaded by Hizballah supporters, Lebanon looms dangerously close to meltdown

GLOBAL ADVISER

A Long Walk To Justice (Next Time You're In ... Johannesburg)

Johannesburg's new Constitutional Court is an inspiring legacy

Small Sips (Grapevine)

TIME samples some of the best Champagnes from small producers

Spender Bender (The Cost-Of-Living-It-Up Index)

An over-the-top tour with private jets, lavish suites and limousines, is the ideal Christmas present for those who have everything

BRIEFING