Red Brigades

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Summer nights: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in Grease

The summer of 1958, in which Grease was set, looked a beguiling cocktail of hormonally charged lindy hops, leather pants and all-round frivolity. Whic(...)

January 2015: Baga massacre – 2,000+ dead or missing – Boko Haram militants opened fire on northern Nigerian villages. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Europe is on high alert. Soldiers are on patrol in metro stations, security has been tightened at big public events and, almost every week, police som(...)

Umberto Eco: moved with ease from medieval aesthetics to contemporary cartoon strips. Photograph: AP Photo/Luca Bruno.

Umberto Eco, who has died aged 84, was a polymath of towering cleverness. His novels combined cultural influences ranging from TS Eliot to the Charlie(...)

 Giulio Andreotti: many Italians believed he was the quintessential back-room wheeler-dealer, overseeing a political system riddled with cronyism and corruption. Photograph: AP Photo/Plinio Lepri

Giulio Andreotti, who died last Monday aged 94, served as Italian prime minister seven times and for more than half a century was known as “Mr (...)

Former Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti embodied, more than anyone else, the postwar First Republic in all its controversies, scandals and mysteries. Photograph: Reuters/Tony Gentile

Seven times prime minister of Italy Giulio Andreotti, one of the country’s most influential postwar politicians, died yesterday in Rome at the (...)