Trump's Warning Shot To Assad
Foreign ministers of the G7 group of nations met in Tuscany this week to discuss how to put pressure on Russia to drop its support for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in the wake of his regime’s apparent use of an illegal nerve gas during an attack on a town in rebel-held Idlib province.
The Russian Reaction
Just a few months ago officials in Moscow were toasting the election of Donald Trump: he seemed so keen to forge closer ties with Russia.
Spy, Explorer, Cheerful Failure - The Man Who Inspired James Bond
Peter Fleming undertook an epic but fruitless mission up the Amazon, and then wrote a bestselling book about it. He also inspired his brother, Ian, to create the most famous fictional spy of all time. Ben Macintyre considers a very British hero.
Europe's Last Colony
Spain has long been determined to regain sovereignty over “the Rock” at its southern tip, but Gibraltar remains stubbornly British.
Controversy Of The Week: Labour's Anti-Semitism
“Labour has developed a unique skill under Jeremy Corbyn,” said Stephen Pollard in The Daily Telegraph.
The nuclear menace of North Korea
Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s supreme leader, is building a nuclear missile that could reach the US. Can he be stopped?
Tennis: Konta hits new heights
“She came, she saw, she Konta-ed,” said Simon Briggs in The Daily Telegraph.
Angry protesters target Russia's prime minister
With last week’s mass protests, Russia “has awakened from a deep sleep”, said Christian Esch in Der Spiegel (Hamburg).
A fitting challenge Captains of University Challenge teams don’t often break through into the popular consciousness, says Harry Wallop in The Times.
The North Korea problem
Donald Trump warned this week that he was ready to tackle the nuclear threat from North Korea with or without help from China.
Khalid Masood: The Making Of A Killer
Last Tuesday, Khalid Masood checked into the £59-a-night Preston Park Hotel in Brighton.
Health & Science
What the scientists are saying...
Europe's Faustian Bargain
A year ago, the EU and Turkey made a controversial deal to stem the flow of refugees into Europe. How has it panned out?
Carswell's Defection: Has UKIP Had It?
“Douglas Carswell was once the golden boy of UKIP,” said Tim Stanley in The Sunday Telegraph: “its first elected MP, its brightest intellect, its shot at respectability.”
How Toys Took Over Hollywood
Many of today’s blockbusters make as much profit from selling toys as they do from selling tickets. Robbie Collin investigates
The Ruthless Ira Commander Who Helped Broker Peace
On 27 August 1979, the Provisional IRA murdered Lord Mountbatten while he was on a family holiday in Sligo, said Henry McDonald in The Guardian.
Rock ‘n' Roll Superstar Who Caught the Teen Spirit
Chuck Berry didn’t invent rock ’n’ roll – no one person could claim credit for that.
Howard Hodgkin: The Tongue-tied Painter Of Feelings
An Old Etonian, a rebel, a Romantic in thrall to classicism – Howard Hodgkin was a true enigma. Here, his friend Michael Glover recalls a genius who was almost incapable of talking about the work that consumed him.
Exhibition Of The Week The American Dream
Printmaking has long been seen as the “poor relation of art history”, said Alastair Sooke in The Daily Telegraph.
The Modest Dutch Designer Who Made Millions From Miffy
Dick Bruna, who has died aged 89, created one of the most instantly recognisable characters in children’s literature, said The New York Times: the sparsely drawn white rabbit known in English as Miffy.
Claretta: Mussolini's Last Lover
Claretta Petacci first met Benito Mussolini in 1932, when the dictator had been in power for ten years.
His Only Crime Was Coming Home
As Western-backed forces push Islamic State out of Mosul, its militants are laying minefields in their wake – aimed not at soldiers but at ordinary people who have come back to rebuild their lives. Colin Freeman went on a tour of Iraq’s new killing fields
How Humanity Got Hooked on Sugar
It produces a burst of energy and a feeling of profound pleasure, followed by a life-long craving for more. It is cheap, widelyavailable – and children love it. Gary Taubes reports on how sugar became the world’s most popular drug
The campaign against Uber for “collaborating” with President Trump highlights the battle lines being drawn up in corporate America
Exhibition Of The Week War In The Sunshine, The British In Italy 1917-18
For most of us, the story of the First World War is defined by the “mud, gas and trenches” of the Western Front, said Waldemar Januszczak in The Sunday Times.
What the scientists are saying...
Parents worry about their children being glued to screens for hours a day – but now scientists have found evidence that in moderation, it can be good for teenagers’ emotional well-being.
Trump's “Running War” With The Media
The “reign of King Trump” has begun, said Robert Reich on Salon. com – and journalists had better watch out.
The Society Photographer Who Married A Princess
The Earl of Snowdon 1930-2017.
An Audience With The Donald
Donald Trump last week granted an exclusive audience to Michael Gove of The Times, and Kai Diekmann of the German newspaper Bild. The transcript gives an intriguing insight into the mind of the 45th president of the US. This is an edited extract.