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

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 20 April 13:48

1. North America

The WikiLeaks conundrum — one size cannot fit all
By Helena Kennedy - 14 April 13:35

The European Arrest Warrant can be a useful tool in fighting international organised crime, but in t

Minsk underground bomb: two suspects arrested
By Francisco Perez - 13 April 17:11

Belarus security services have arrested two men allegedly involved in the bombing of a busy undergro

Banning things and liberal values
By David Allen Green - 11 April 12:16

Why the French are wrong about face veils.

“It was about the potential slaughter of citizens”
By Ryan Gallagher - 08 April 15:32

Katharine Gun discusses her arrest in 2003 for leaking US plans to illegally bug countries opposed t

The Week So Far
By Staff blogger - 31 March 12:47

1. Europe

Original dreamers
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 24 March 13:33

Jonathan Derbyshire reports from Moscow on Russia's literary scene.

How the Celtic Tiger was tamed
By Rob Brown - 23 February 10:26

As Ireland heads to the polls, it expects not change but more of the same.

Big Gov is back
By George Eaton - 17 February 14:58

"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.

Bright light on the Dniepe
By Neil Clark - 13 January 11:08

Little-known and often misreported, Belarus under Alexander Lukashenko is a well-kept secret — a boo

What If ... Henry V had lived on
By Dominic Sandbrook - 06 January 12:58

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.

Italy: The Shape of Things to Come
By Alexander Lee - 17 December 16:47

Berlusconi is back from the dead, but perversely, it is the right that will benefit as Italy slips i

Protect Assange, don’t abuse him
By John Pilger - 15 December 12:34

“Guardians of women’s rights” in the British liberal press have rushed to condemn the WikiLeaks foun

Pretty, gritty city
By William Cook - 09 December 12:13

Europe’s rust belt is now a cultural hot spot

From free state to failed state
By Rob Brown - 09 December 11:48

The popular consensus is that Ireland’s debts are unpayable and the “rescue package” simply adds to

American bullies and leggy Russians
By Peter Wilby - 09 December 7:11

Washington clamps down on the leader of WikiLeaks, spy paranoia in London, to Oldham for a by-electi

Follow that rabbit, Monsieur Sarkozy!
By Tony Hudson - 01 December 13:05

Despite all the gloom, there’s still humour to be found in the WikiLeaks revelations.

Why the left is losing the crisis
By David Marquand - 25 November 7:32

The financial crash has not turned out to be a social-democratic moment as some expected. In Britain

Ireland needs a miracle
By Alex Preston - 25 November 7:25

Iceland’s deficit has been helped by thermal energy and aluminium smelting, Ireland has nothing like

Leader: Ordinary workers will pay the price for Ireland’s humiliation
By Staff blogger - 25 November 7:25

If Ireland's economic model has been discredited, its political class has been disgraced.

Look out Spain - the luck of the Irish is on its way
By David Blanchflower - 25 November 7:25

George Osborne once wrote that the rest of Europe had much to learn from the Irish. Sadly it looks a

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