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Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin

Ukraine's rebels are supposed to be putting down their arms. What can we learn about their next move from the psychology of the man who rules Russia?<p>In June 2005, Vladimir Putin saw a diamond-studded Super Bowl ring on the finger of Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots. Kraft was in …

Fifty Shades: the stars, directors and scenes that could have been

The actors who shied away, directors who were in the running and the scenes deemed too explicit: how Fifty Shades of Grey could have been a very different film<p><b>The Christian Greys that could have been</b><p>Few films have inspired as much debate about casting as Fifty Shades of Grey, E L James’ …

Movies

The Best Dresses From New York Fashion Week

From LBDs to long white gowns, take a look at the standout frocks from the fall 2015 runways.<p>From LBDs to long white gowns, take a look at the standout frocks from the fall 2015 runways.

Osborne demands ‘Plan B’ as eurozone talks with Greece falter

The Chancellor has asked what EU preparations have been made for a Greek exit from the euro<p>George Osborne has demanded to know whether the eurozone has a “Plan B” after talks between Greece and its international creditors collapsed amid bitter recriminations on Monday night.<p>The Chancellor, …

One-way Mars trip: shortlist includes seven Australians

Sare Teah, comedian Josh Richards and geoscientist Electra Navarone among Australians competing for a one-way trip to establish the red planet’s first colony<p>Seven Australians have made a shortlist of 100 candidates competing for a one-way trip to Mars to establish the red planet’s first …

Mars

London to Budapest by train

Of course, it is possible to fly to Budapest for a winter break. Most people do. But if you really want to get a handle on the 1,000 or so miles that separate London from Hungary’s beautiful capital – and get a sense of what life was like when this city was at its grandest towards the end of the …

Is Pollution Weakening Polar Bears' Ability to Mate?

A new study finds a link between chemicals and bone loss that could damage males' penises, potentially harming reproduction.<p>In the Arctic, pollutants banned from the U.S. in 1979 but still floating around the environment seem to be affecting the strength of polar bear penile bones, possibly …

Andy Murray and Amelie Mauresmo becoming a winning partnership at the Australian Open

French coach explains how she transformed the Briton's game - and admits he was brave to defy the sceptics by sticking with her<p>After <b>Andy Murray</b>’s riveting win over Tomas Berdych on Thursday night, most of the headlines concerned his fiancée Kim Sears and her uncharacteristic moment of candour. Yet …

24 Clever Ideas Inside Virgin’s New Hotel

It’s the little things.<p>It’s the little things, and anyone who’s flown Virgin America knows it: the calming purple mood lighting, the food and drink orders you can place electronically from your seats, the entertaining safety video, the ticket stubs that are 50% smaller than the obnoxious industry …

Profit

Luxury chalet of the week: Chalet Panmah

15 amazing adventures for 2015

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

San Francisco Bay Area

Dozens of private schools branded failures in controversial new league tables

Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference says that without the inclusion of IGCSEs official rankings are “absurd”, as many top performing independent schools drop to the bottom of the tables<p>Dozens of the country’s independent schools have been condemned to the bottom of GCSE <b>league tables</b> on a …

Education

Taylor Swift copyrights use of the phrase ‘This Sick Beat’

Lyric from 2014 single 'Shake It Off' among a number of lyrics singer has secured<p>Taylor Swift has trademarked use of the phrase “This sick beat” as …

Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce

Westminster’s conspiracy of silence is becoming deafening

From health to housing to the ever-soaring national debt, our political classes wilfully downplay the real scale of the problem<p>Had Sigmund Freud still been with us, he would have enjoyed yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions. There was anger, there was rage and there was <b>much loud disagreement</b> …

Bones From Era of Alexander the Great Raise More Questions Than Answers

Analysis of human remains may take years to sort out who was buried in massive Greek tomb.<p>Media reports and the blogosphere are fueling speculation that the remains of a woman found in a massive tomb in northern Greece may belong to Alexander the Great’s mother, Olympias, who was executed when she …

Putin’s Polonium-Poison Revenge on ex-Spy Laid Bare in UK Inquiry

Details of the defector Alexander Litvinenko’s gruesome death in 2006 finally get aired in a public hearing. Thousands of innocents were put at …

Top 10 food markets in Madrid

With Madrid’s two-week Gastro Festival opening on Saturday, now is a great time to sample the best jamón, tortilla and tapas with our guide to the city’s markets<p>Madrid city guide: bars, restaurants, hotels and sights Madrid’s best tapas bars<p><b>Mercado de San Migue</b><b>l</b><p>The historic wrought-iron-and-glass …

Top 10

Let’s go to … Cardiff

Rugby fans will know all about the Six Nations opener in Cardiff next month, but there’s plenty more to do in the city other than drink beer and watch the game<p><b>Why go now?</b><br>Rugby fans will flock to the Welsh capital on 6 February, when Wales host England for the opening game of the Six Nations …

Cardiff

David Cameron is right on welfare and tax cuts

Telegraph View: The Tories can boast about stability, but they can also boast about how they have made the country better<p>To go into an election promising tax cuts and welfare curbs is a traditional Tory position. But David Cameron has an advantage on many of his predecessors: he is putting these …

Labor Economics

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Tuesday 27 January is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. Six survivors, some of whom will be returning to the site for the last time, tell Kate Connolly their stories<p><b>Irene Fogel Weiss, born in 1930 in Bótrágy, Czechoslovakia, now Batrad, Ukraine. She</b> …

World History

Why is Hershey's afraid of British chocolate?

The US confectionery giant is blocking the import of British favourites such as Cadbury, but many Americans have a growing taste for good chocolate<p>American-based fans of British chocolate have been left reeling at <b>Hershey's action to ban their favourite bars from the US</b>.<p>The American confectionery …

Dessert

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Laundry Rooms

Euro slump: 13 destinations where you'll have a cheaper holiday

Prostitution: The hidden cost of Greece's economic crisis

Greece has voted for change. The Syriza party - whose campaign line was “Hope Is on Its Way” – <b>has emerged triumphant from the country’s general election</b>.<p><b>The average Greek wage has fallen</b> to just €600 (£450) a month and half of all young people are unemployed. So it’s not surprising that the people …

Europe

Arsenal transfer news and rumours: 'Vultures' Arsenal warned off Palermo youngster Paulo Dybala

Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for Arsenal in 2015, as the Gunners chase £30m-rated midfielder<p><b>Arsenal</b><p>Arsenal have been dubbed "vultures" and warned off Palermo wonderkid <b>Paulo Dybala</b> as the Italian club's owner Maurizio Zamparini admitted he is struggling to keep hold of his prized …

The 60 best holidays in Italy for 2017

Italy summer booking guide<p><b>Planning a holiday to Italy in 2017? Read our guide to the best regions, including expert advice on where to go in Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Abruzzo, the Amalfi coast, Sardinia, the Italian Lakes, and Piedmont, plus our pick of the 60 best holidays. By</b> …

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