Land of Smiles (Europe / Germany)

Germany's new Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is winning the popularity contest. But what will happen when she gets down to business?


The Evolution of Faith (Art / Books)

A passionate rationalist explores the scientific roots of religious belief, superstition and plain old luck


Reform On Hold? (Notebook / France)

Assessing the fallout from the latest round of French strikes


West Wing, East Wing (If you're in ... Moscow)

The future was debated at Abramtsevo; now it's Russia's past that draws visitors

Good Green Fun (At Your Own Risk)

Whoop and swoop through the treetops of the Tsitsikamma Forest

One Night in ... Rome (Time Traveler)

Three people in the know tell you how to spend one evening in the Eternal City

How to click and cook (Food Fashions)

Hop online and learn to slice, spice and sauté like a cordon bleu