The man with the world on his shoulders
By Ian Williams - 27 September 12:04

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, talks to Ian Williams about his critics, Israel and the chall

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 24 September 12:35

West Bank: freeze

Holocaust analogies help no one
By Duncan Robinson - 20 September 15:33

Holocaust comparisons create confusion and inaction when dealing with potential crimes against human

David Irving to tour Holocaust sites
By Daniel Trilling - 18 September 11:59

Calls to ban revisionist historian from planned trip to Poland.

Police arrest five over Pope threat
By Duncan Robinson - 17 September 14:10

Five men aged between 26 and 50 arrested under the Terrorism Act.

Janus of the Bosporus
By Patrick Osgood - 13 September 19:57

In a wider push for power, the Turkish Prime Minister has shoehorned a political power-grab into oth

Echoes of Vichy
By Nabila Ramdani - 13 September 8:21

With France back to business after the August break, politicians of the right are once again leaping

France’s feeble Napoleon
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 13 September 8:20

The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been playing rough and tough again, targeting immigrants

Russian police raid opposition magazine office
By New Statesman - 03 September 10:39

New Times sought to publish critical profile on OMON riot police.

Catalan vote marks the end of an era
By Ruth Collins - 02 August 17:30

Ban on bullfighting in Catalonia exposes deeper tensions as the region continues to fight for indepe

Kosovan independence was legal, says Hague court
By Caroline Crampton - 22 July 17:59

Joe Biden throws US support behind the fledgling nation as International Court of Justice sanctions

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 15 July 1:14

France: veil ban

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 08 July 1:11

Israel: friends again

Defeat for Kaczynski leaves Cameron isolated in Europe
By Daniel Trilling - 05 July 18:49

So says Denis MacShane of Poland’s presidential election.

Merkel's candidate narrowly wins the presidency
By New Statesman - 01 July 9:36

Rebellions in the ruling centre-right coalition forced presidential election into a close third roun

Any hope in sight for Greece?
By Simon Reid-Henry - 11 June 9:17

Greeks have been enraged not just by their country’s economic collapse, but also by a huge exposé un

Leader: Is this the end of the European welfare state?
By Staff blogger - 10 June 2:17

The task of articulating a convincing alternative to market liberalism is a formidable one.

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 10 June 2:17

Libya: UN banned

Thinly veiled threat: Mehdi Hasan on the niqab
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 May 9:22

A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of the niqab and the burqa. Why have the Continent’s political leaders, confronted by economic and social malaise, declared war on a piece of cloth?

Beyond the door marked “Austerity”
By Paul Mason - 21 May 9:08

Europe has become the weak link in the global economy. In the next phase of the world economic crisi

The Woman Who Shot Mussolini
By Maurice Walsh - 17 May 9:39

On the morning of 7 April 1926 Benito Musso­lini emerged into the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, having just opened an international congress of surgeons.

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 01 April 8:11

Russia: bombings
On 29 March, two suicide bombings on the Moscow Metro killed 39 and injured 70. The attacks are the first in the city since a bomb exploded at Paveletskaya Station in 2004.

Crash and burn
By Helena Smith - 27 March 10:50

Greece is engulfed in crisis – and its battles have only just begun.

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 25 March 7:06

Israel: fake passports

Bruni’s cyber bra brouhaha
By Sophie Elmhirst - 19 March 8:02

First Carla Bruni’s nipples sent the British press into a frenzy. Then a flurry of tweets had the Fr

Fjord Focus
By Nicky Gardner - 08 March 9:28

The financial crash of 2008 haunts the remote tundra east of Reykjavik.

Germany should jettison the euro
By David Blanchflower - 25 February 7:07

By being outside the euro area, the UK has retained more flexibility than other European countries.

The NS Interview: Martin McGuinness
By James Macintyre - 18 February 7:09

“As a former IRA man, I accept all the responsibilities that are due to me”

Crimea watch
By Justin Vela - 08 February 7:55

Ethnic tensions rise in the first presidential vote since the Orange Revolution

The Tin Drum
By Hans Kundnani - 04 February 6:28

It is a little over half a century since Die Blechtrommel was published in Germany for the first time.

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