A Comely Contender

Former Rome Mayor Francesco Rutelli is trying to give Berlusconi a run for his money


Purge in the Provinces

Regional authorities across Russia are following Moscow's lead in cracking down on local media

Ghosts of a Massacre

Poland comes to grips with the awful truth that ordinary Poles murdered Jews in the Holocaust

The Mothers' Land

Women are increasingly joining the ranks of the xenophobic far-right movement in Germany

The Only Game in Town

Can Economics Minister Kemal Dervis pull Turkey out of its economic and political decline?

See You in Court

Police, paramedics and soldiers are claiming compensation for the hazards of their jobs


Dried Out

Floods inundate some parts of the world, while others are parched. Managing our water is a 21st century challenge

Naked Eye

Veteran Robert Frank uses cameras to produce gritty visual poems

Legends of the Fowl

In a fresh take on Celtic folklore, Irish author Eoin Colfer arms fairies with machine guns and attitude

For Love and Adventure

Susan Travers, the only woman to join the French Foreign Legion, tells her extraordinary life story



The Highest Bidder

Deep pockets and high-profile hires are turning Phillips into a powerhouse of the auction industry


To Our Readers (Notebook)

Paris bureau chief Tom Sancton must have the best job in journalism