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

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 10 June 2:17

Libya: UN banned

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.

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.

The land that wouldn't lie
By Peter Hallward - 28 January 7:06

The Haitian people overthrew slavery, uprooted dictators and foreign military rule, and elected a li

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir - extended interview
By Alyssa McDonald - 15 January 11:35

The Icelandic prime minister talks to the NS about scrambling to rescue an economy under pressure fr

The NS Interview: Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, prime minister of Iceland
By Alyssa McDonald - 15 January 8:56

“Gordon Brown went beyond what was justified”

Sneers to you, Mrs Robinson
By Gaby Hinsliff - 14 January 6:27

The Robinson affair fits a pattern in which female transgressors are treated both more and less hars

Into the shadows
By Sue Hubbard - 14 January 6:27

A refreshingly earnest look at Europe's dark past

Failed by Fianna
By Rob Brown - 11 January 8:31

The Irish government rejected fiscal stimulus and slashed public spending instead. The result is eco

Euro revisions
By Sebastian Dullien - 07 January 6:30

It seems like a paradox.

No Panthéon for Camus
By Benjamin Ivry - 17 December 17:14

French president Sarkozy's attempt to honour Albert Camus has backfired

The revenger’s tragedy
By Leo McKinstry - 17 December 7:06

The British government has long denied that wartime air raids on German cities were intended to kill

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