Sport Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action during last weekend's FA Cup Fourth Round match against Stoke City

Chelsea manager tips the Belgian to be among the world's best in near future

Runaway schoolgirl found safe in France

A schoolgirl who went missing with a 49-year-old man she met on the internet has been found safe and well in France.

John Lichfield: Female mud-wrestling, French style

Relations on the left are so venomous that schism seems inevitable

French Socialists at war after leadership vote

Royal vows to challenge result as Delors' daughter claims victory by just 42 votes in poll of 130,000 members

Strike brings more misery to Eurostar

Eurostar services to and from Brussels and Lille will be cancelled today because of a strike by Belgian workers.

Rise of Rachida Dati: The minister, the 'virgin bride' and the row that's dividing a nation

When a man was granted a divorce because his wife had lied about being a virgin, the reaction in France was hysterical. And at the centre of the debate is a politician with a very personal interest in the case. By John Lichfield

Last Night's TV: An arresting story in any language

True Stories: A Small Town Murder, More 4; Horizon, BBC2

Our Man in Paris: France warms to its 'frozen north'

It's grim oop north. Or as they say in France, ch'est mekand kes les ch'timis.

Ulster 30 Toulouse 3: Humphreys master of the guillotine

Last survivor of Ulster's title-winning side orchestrates one of Ravenhill's greatest days

England A 595-9d & 153-1d Pakistan 242 & 154-2: Inzamam has last laugh at joke bowling

Pakistan face a bowling crisis ahead of the first Test at Lord's which starts on Thursday - with injuries to Rana Naved-ul Hasan and Mohammad Asif, and Shoaib Akhtar not yet in the country - so it came as little surprise to see the tourists opt to rest the fit members of their attack on the final day of the four-day match against England A.

Lille 1 Manchester United 0

United hit new low in Europe as decline accelerates

French connection

After a slow start, France is now flying the MBA flag high

Rooney hit with two-game Euro ban

The French know politics is everyone's business

I was eavesdropping on an event that reflected a very different culture from our own
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee