Heard the one about the minaret that turned into a missile?
By Andreas Malm - 01 August 1:00

False claims about strangers — and Muslims in particular — are fuelling the rise of Islamophobia acr

Fear and loathing
By Daniel Trilling - 01 August 1:00

The use of far-right rhetoric is growing among mainstream politicians.

Leader: The Norwegian way
By Staff blogger - 28 July 9:17

Our answer," said Norway's prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, in response to the horrific attacks of 22 July, "is more democracy, more openness and more humanity. But never naivety".

Anders Breivik is not a madman
By Guy Walters - 27 July 11:55

Dismissing the killer simply as "nuts" ignores future threats.

The attacks in Norway weren't an attack on us all
By Dan Hodges - 24 July 11:53

We should not turn Norway's shattered buildings and shrouded bodies into a party political broadcast

Norway's deadliest tragedy
By George Eaton - 23 July 10:58

Death toll rises to 91 as police discover more victims of Norwegian gunman.

Greek bailout sets Europe on collision course with Tories
By Rafael Behr - 22 July 18:31

There's an aspect of the eurozone crisis that has yet to register with the British public.

Norwegian chaos
By Tess Riley - 22 July 17:58

Seven confirmed dead in a massive explosion in Norway’s capital. Shootings just outside Oslo also re

Oligarch, reinvented
By Sophie Elmhirst - 01 July 11:48

Evgeny Lebedev, son of a billionaire, owns newspapers, restaurants and a mansion near London. He bel

The feeling on the street is that Greek society is crumbling at the edges
By Paul Mason - 27 June 1:00

Paul Mason, economics editor of BBC2’s <em>Newsnight</em>, presents an eyewitness report from Athens

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 23 June 13:28

1. Europe

A U-turn on "U-turn"
By Duncan Robinson - 22 June 13:36

The Foreign Office's own website accidentally labels World Service move a "massive U-turn".

Greeks bearing debts
By Graeme Archer - 21 June 13:01

The euro was a bad idea in 1999, and it's a disaster now.

Exclusive — Rowan Williams in conversation with William Hague
By Rowan Williams - 17 June 8:25

The Foreign Secretary believes Britain abroad must temper idealism with pragmatism. The Archbishop o

The political tide turns in Italy
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 13 June 19:52

Silvio Berlusconi's fragile grip on power seems to be slipping as Italians vote against his policies

Leader: For the sake of the planet we cannot follow Germany’s lead
By Staff blogger - 02 June 8:29

Germany's decision to reject nuclear power will lead to an increase in carbon emissions.

The under-reported Italian revolution
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 01 June 11:53

In Bologna, the student city in the ideological heartland of the Italian left, the youth are rising

The NS Profile: Mikhail Gorbachev
By Rachel Halliburton - 01 June 11:22

The architect of perestroika was reluctant to pursue a life in politics, and still blames it for the

What we can learn from Norway’s feminist success
By Mark Lewis - 28 May 12:34

Why professional mothers can have it all.

Will Serbia use Mladic detention to end Kosovo impasse and join EU?
By Denis MacShane - 26 May 17:31

The capture of Ratko Mladic is not just an opportunity for justice, but also a chance for diplomacy.

Inside the Spanish revolution
By Ryan Gallagher - 26 May 14:27

“We want a new society. This one doesn’t work any more.”

Play it again, Salmond
By Alan Taylor - 26 May 13:15

Time and again, Scotland’s First Minister has taken on the naysayers and won. He is a keen gambler b

Until now, Strauss-Kahn’s libido wasn’t a problem for the French
By Agnes Poirier - 26 May 13:14

The IMF chief’s downfall has shaken a nation and halted the progress of its centre left.

Dangerous holiday liaisons
By Alice Miles - 26 May 13:13

The beheading of a British woman in Tenerife was shocking, but we Brits are too preoccupied with biz

Leader: The fall of Strauss-Kahn shows the left needs more than a leader
By Staff blogger - 19 May 9:15

An effective leader is no substitute for genuine intellectual renewal.

European solutions and progressive problems
By Simon Reid-Henry - 16 May 13:20

The left has the answers to Europe’s problems, but it is failing to persuade.

IMF: Euro countries must act now to save banks
By Alice Gribbin - 12 May 13:40

New report warns that to overcome crisis, the efforts to strengthen banks must accelerate.

How the uncrowned king of Scotland lost his way
By Rob Brown - 03 May 18:51

The Scottish National Party, under the clever leadership of Alex Salmond, is likely to retain power

Behind the Irish crisis
By Maurice Walsh - 27 April 12:45

The new coalition government portrays the crushing defeat of Fianna Fail as a cathartic, revolutiona

Europe is Cameron’s Achilles heel
By Irwin Stelzer - 27 April 8:22

Ed Miliband could pull a trick by following Gordon Brown’s firm line on the EU’s attempts to central

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