Time and again, Scotland’s First Minister has taken on the naysayers and won. He is a keen gambler b
The IMF chief’s downfall has shaken a nation and halted the progress of its centre left.
The beheading of a British woman in Tenerife was shocking, but we Brits are too preoccupied with biz
An effective leader is no substitute for genuine intellectual renewal.
The left has the answers to Europe’s problems, but it is failing to persuade.
New report warns that to overcome crisis, the efforts to strengthen banks must accelerate.
The Scottish National Party, under the clever leadership of Alex Salmond, is likely to retain power
The new coalition government portrays the crushing defeat of Fianna Fail as a cathartic, revolutiona
Ed Miliband could pull a trick by following Gordon Brown’s firm line on the EU’s attempts to central
The European Arrest Warrant can be a useful tool in fighting international organised crime, but in t
Belarus security services have arrested two men allegedly involved in the bombing of a busy undergro
Why the French are wrong about face veils.
Katharine Gun discusses her arrest in 2003 for leaking US plans to illegally bug countries opposed t
Jonathan Derbyshire reports from Moscow on Russia's literary scene.
As Ireland heads to the polls, it expects not change but more of the same.
"The era of big government is over," Bill Clinton memorably declared in his 1996 State of the Union address, and few disagreed with him. But since the financial crisis, Leviathan has risen from its slumber.
Little-known and often misreported, Belarus under Alexander Lukashenko is a well-kept secret — a boo
In the summer of 1422, Henry V, founder of the Plantagenet empire and one of the decisive figures in world history, was at the Château de Vincennes, near Paris, when he was struck down by dysentery.
Berlusconi is back from the dead, but perversely, it is the right that will benefit as Italy slips i
“Guardians of women’s rights” in the British liberal press have rushed to condemn the WikiLeaks foun
Europe’s rust belt is now a cultural hot spot
The popular consensus is that Ireland’s debts are unpayable and the “rescue package” simply adds to
Washington clamps down on the leader of WikiLeaks, spy paranoia in London, to Oldham for a by-electi
Despite all the gloom, there’s still humour to be found in the WikiLeaks revelations.
The financial crash has not turned out to be a social-democratic moment as some expected. In Britain
Iceland’s deficit has been helped by thermal energy and aluminium smelting, Ireland has nothing like
If Ireland's economic model has been discredited, its political class has been disgraced.
George Osborne once wrote that the rest of Europe had much to learn from the Irish. Sadly it looks a