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Does President Trump believe in the resurrection?  

31 March 2018 6:44 am

Easter weekend must be interesting for the interfaith First Family

How Christianity saw off its rivals and became the universal church

30 March 2018 3:47 pm

It thrived by killing off the opposition, says Bart Ehrman. But it also appealed to Rome’s enslaved masses

Who knew that Arabic has more than 30 words for wine?

30 March 2018 3:31 pm

You know you’re in good hands when the dedication reads: ‘To the writers, drinkers and freethinkers of the Arab and…

The diplomat expulsion game is a pointless charade

30 March 2018 2:52 pm

Diplomats are poker chips. The pomp and mystery that accrues to the diplomatic and intelligence services en poste overseas conceal…

What are Kim Jong-un’s motives in meeting Xi?

30 March 2018 12:29 am

Kim Jong-un surprised the world—once again—by making an unannounced trip to China earlier this week, and observers in the United…

Why can’t we speak plainly about migrant crime?

29 March 2018 3:40 pm

On Wednesday, two striking events happened in France. The first was that the President of the Republic led the nation’s…

Does anybody care about persecuted Muslims?

28 March 2018 11:24 pm

Anti-Christian persecution, for so long a great untold story, has started to gain the world’s attention. But the suffering of…

Cheap gimmicks are ruining baseball

28 March 2018 3:27 pm

Baseball’s minor leagues, that congeries of 247 farm teams scattered across the fruited plain, kick off (damn football; even its…

Why isn’t Donald Trump tweeting about expelling Russian diplomats?

27 March 2018 3:38 pm

“President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian officials from the United States and ordered the closure of the Russian…

Donald Trump turns on Putin

26 March 2018 5:37 pm

It seems like only yesterday Donald Trump was buttering up Vladimir Putin. His congratulations on Putin’s victory and failure to…

Why John Bolton is no warmonger

24 March 2018 2:35 pm

The hysteria from the Left over Donald Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor to replace Lt. General…

Meet the Russian housewives of London

24 March 2018 8:59 am

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Knightsbridge is nestled in a maze of mews streets and embassy rows somewhere between Harrods…

Why did McMaster go?

23 March 2018 4:39 pm

Everyone wants to know what caused President Trump to dump national security adviser H.R. McMaster. Today’s papers are saying it…

Isolationist? Donald Trump appears to be assembling a war cabinet

22 March 2018 11:47 pm

Is the third time the charm? President Trump has already run through Mike Flynn, who enjoyed the shortest tenure in…

John Dowd’s departure raises all kinds of questions

22 March 2018 4:21 pm

John Dowd, a personal attorney of Donald Trump, stepped down today from his role as head of the legal team…

From persecutor to preacher: the journey of St Paul

22 March 2018 3:56 pm

Saint Paul is unique among those who have changed the course of history — responsible not just for one but…

The great Cambridge Analytica conspiracy theory

21 March 2018 12:06 pm

This Cambridge Analytica thing is starting to sound like a chattering-class conspiracy theory. We’re meant to believe that Donald Trump…

Forget the naysayers, Saudi’s crown prince is the real deal

20 March 2018 11:02 am

In an interview this month, Mohammad bin Salman offered an extraordinarily frank assessment of how to combat terrorism. It means…

Not my president: meet the Chinese students standing up to Xi Jinping

19 March 2018 4:18 pm

At last, some students in the West are campaigning for freedom and democracy. Following years of supposedly rad students banning…

Why Trump could regret targeting Mueller

19 March 2018 3:35 pm

Throughout the course of the inquiry on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, White House lawyers have attempted…

Meet Boris Titov: the man who wouldn’t be president

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Boris Titov is running to be president of Russia, but he’s eager to talk himself out of the job. ‘I…

Leave Aaron Sorkin alone!

16 March 2018 3:06 pm

“There’s no point in writing about someone unless they are flawed,” Aaron Sorkin said when he was asked about depicting…

The Vatican’s fake news

15 March 2018 11:13 pm

Fake news is dangerous because it uses ‘distorted data’ to manipulate the public, Pope Francis warned us in January. Well,…

Donald Trump finally announces sanctions against Russia

15 March 2018 5:33 pm

Donald Trump today called it a ‘very sad situation.’ The ‘it’ in question is of course the chemical weapons attack…

Marine Le Pen’s relaunch falls flat

15 March 2018 12:16 pm

It wasn’t the weekend that Marine Le Pen envisaged. When last Saturday dawned in the northern French city of Lille,…

Is Donald Trump, like Bush, being taken over by neocons?

15 March 2018 11:35 am

The Trump administration’s foreign-policy team is beginning to look a lot like a Marco Rubio foreign policy team. It’s not…

The Special Relationship still trumps Putin

15 March 2018 10:57 am

For a president who usually tweets first and asks questions later, Donald Trump’s initial reaction to the Salisbury attack has…

Democrats should look closer to home to find collusion with Russia

14 March 2018 4:52 pm

For Donald Trump, yesterday was a bad day to bury good news. While Rex Tillerson’s resignation as Secretary of State…

Angela Merkel is back in office but not back in power

14 March 2018 10:36 am

How did she do it? How has Angela Merkel hung on for a fourth term as German Chancellor after being…