Opposing the logic of neoliberal economics does not mean the Greeks have become Marxists.
Can new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, political economist and game theory academic, negotiate solutions to inequality?
In this article first published on 23 June 1945, the future Labour minister and New Statesman editor Richard Crossman recounts the experiences of “K”, a survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp.
If the pollsters are right, Syriza could win by a large margin, ending four decades of two-party rule in Greece.
In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, we must address France's long war with its Arabs. Andrew Hussey reports from Paris.
Mina Moiseevna Yuditskaya, Putin's former German teacher, recounts her experiences with the most powerful man in Russia.
How fragile the belief of an Islamist must be if he feels threatened by a stupid caricature in a weekly satirical newspaper, says the Slovenian philosopher.
By targeting the French magazine, the attackers were able to deepen already profound rifts in French society and establish an atmosphere ripe for the recruitment of alienated youths.
Police in France are still tracking the three men responsible for killing 12 people yesterday at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Mass vigils are held around the world.
In Ukraine’s battle against Russian-backed separatists, civilians keep the army equipped.
Angela Merkel claims she no longer fears the "Grexit", but will the public be drawn to extreme means?
Reports have 12 killed at Paris offices by men with automatic rifles.
Under her father, the Front National was the pariah party of France. Now Marine Le Pen has brought it closer to the mainstream – and people are getting worried.
The small nation state has not had a government for six months and corruption and cynicism still rule.
Fast-forward 15-odd years and my wild-eyed teenage Europhilia is a source of much embarrassment.
This crisis could have been avoided. In recent years, Madrid has run a masterclass in how not to handle breakaway nationalism.
War in Ukraine, economic woes and the decline of an autocrat, by Robert Skidelsky.
It all happened because of the use of a single German word, unverzüglich: “immediately”, or “at once”.
To those on the right, the end of the Iron Curtain 25 years ago was a moral and ideological victory – but they have found some of the consequences dismaying.
The centenary of the start of the First World War has reopened old wounds. Yet Germany and Britain once enjoyed a special relationship – as when they defeated Napoleon at Waterloo – and they could do so again
Since April this year 5,000 unaccompanied children have arrived in the small Sicilian town of Augusta, fleeing war and poverty in north Africa.
Following on from the global success of A History of the World in 100 Objects, Neil MacGregor is back with a new 30-part series.
There is no question in my mind that Russia stirred up this war to destabilise Ukraine, but how will these people ever trust the government in Kyiv again?
In southern Sicily you often hear Maria in the background in shops, like an ongoing soap opera: the live Mass from Medjugorje, where there have been apparitions of the Madonna since 1981, or the replaying of news from Radio Vaticana.
The frozen conflict has begun.
A ceasefire has been agreed but it remains in doubt whether Russia plans to conquer eastern Ukraine or establish a quasi-autonomous state there.
The recent dissolution of the government reflects the increasing pressure on Hollande to turn around a dire economic outlook.
The cost of recent economic sanctions will be felt in the west, but it’s a cost we can – and should – withstand.
Has the government's series of changes to European rules been too slow, and too limited, to convince the public that Britain should remain in the EU?
The Kremlin’s propaganda pushing support for the separatists in eastern Ukraine has been so effective that the Russian people have a completely different understanding of the downing of MH17 – and even Putin may be unable to hold back the jingoism.