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

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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.

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United hit new low in Europe as decline accelerates

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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

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The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
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The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
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Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
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Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
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Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
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Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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