News Valerie Trierweiler is reported to be heading for India

'She has only just come out of hospital - she should be resting' says source close to the president

Capital escapes within an hour of Madrid

In and around the Spanish capital a world of historic towns and plush palaces awaits

Cardoon capers: Skye Gyngell savours the rich sweetness of the 'artichoke thistle'

Spiky it may be, but you can have all kinds of fun in the kitchen with the rich, sweet flavour of the 'artichoke thistle'

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Terry Durack goes out for tapas, and comes face to face with his dark side

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Casey and Rose seek atonement at Versailles

Bernhard Langer, the Ryder Cup captain, did a neat side-step yesterday when he was asked about the European flop at last week's US Open.

Six-year sentence ends flamboyant reign of Versailles founder Cushnie

High-profile Labour donor creamed off £29m from trade finance company

Defendant acquitted in Versailles trial

The Serious Fraud Office suffered a fresh blow to its credibility yesterday after Lorraine Jones, one of the two main protagonists in the Versailles trial, was acquitted of fraud charges.

Air, Dome, Brighton

Air, Brighton Dome

Reluctant duo leave unexpected frost in the air

Vive la différence? Native New Yorker can't deliver bons mots

Woody Allen is the wrong celebrity to sell France to the Americans, argues John Quelch

French storm damage 'a catastrophe'

WEATHER New Year gales forecast as Paris counts cost of destruction to historic sites count the cosrt

Problems mount for Versailles Group as second financial adviser steps down

VERSAILLES GROUP, the trade finance company hit by possible accounting irregularities, received a fresh blow yesterday with the resignation of Raphael Zorn Hemsley, its financial adviser and broker.

Versailles chief to be quizzed over share sell-off

BIG INVESTORS in Versailles, the finance group whose shares were suspended last week, will quiz Carl Cushnie, the chief executive, about why he sold the shares last month after the start of a DTI probe.
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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

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The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
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Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

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Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen