On 13 September the Guardian published a letter from me under the headline “Fight for the right to Austrian citizenship”. Within days I had been contacted by over 40 people seeking dual Austrian nationality,
By invading northern Syria last week, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan achieved what many thought impossible – uniting all the regional countries and rival powers with a stake in the country in furious opposition
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When Gisèle Vienne was growing up in Grenoble, France, her artist mother used to say, “paintings are cheaper than wallpaper”. So that’s exactly what they had, all over their walls. Vienne’s mum is Dorli
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With unprecedented access to the holy city state, this two-part documentary examines how Pope Francis is adapting age-old traditions to meet the needs of a rapidly modernising following. After last week’s
One of the most famous Inca sites today is the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, built on a narrow ridge between the peaks of Machu Picchu and Huayan Picchu. Built 500 years ago at an elevation of more
In 2015, Hassan Fazili, an Afghan film-maker, and his family – his wife and fellow film-maker Fatima Hussaini and their young daughters, Nargis and Zahra – were running out of time. They had fled Afghanistan
As reflections from the quayside lights twinkle in the water below, the fisherman Maher Abu Hazima takes a five shekel coin from his pocket and holds it face up. “That’s Netanyahu,” he says before turning
By 1945 Britain had been joined by 2.25 million Indians and a third of a million Africans David Olusoga In the spring of 1940 Winston Churchill gave three landmark parliamentary speeches, in close succession.
How an unsung heroine established a new field of science and helped defeat the Nazis with pencil, paper, and perseverance. While computing pioneer Alan Turing was breaking Nazi communication in England,
People say that news these days is unexpected and baffling, but really could there be a more predictably 2019 story than “Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland”? It has all the boring trappings of a typical
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