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

John Pilger on why we should project, rather than abuse, Julian Assange
By John Pilger - 15 December 12:34

“Guardians of women’s rights” in the British liberal press have rushed to condemn the WikiLeaks founder; but John Pilger argues we should protect him.

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

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

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

Ireland agrees to bail-out deal
By Ursula Donnelly - 22 November 8:32

The former Celtic Tiger is to receive around €80-90bn

Scandinavia hit by US spying claims
By Simon Reid-Henry - 18 November 17:43

Controversial US Embassy surveillance programme

Kosovo organ trafficking circle to face EU prosecution
By New Statesman - 12 November 14:18

Group includes doctors and a high-ranking health official

Madrid’s young and jobless
By Bob Denham - 04 November 11:38

As austerity grips Spain, a generation faces a future of long-term unemployment.

Berlusconi's last stand
By Peter Popham - 28 October 12:54

The end was inevitable: the last years of Silvio Berlusconi's period as Prime Minister have been col

Why Irish eyes aren’t smiling
By Rob Brown - 28 October 12:54

Ireland and Canada offer contrasting warnings from the front line of the budget deficit wars.

Sweden isn’t all equal
By Claire French - 19 October 19:19

Even in one of the great egalitarian nations, inequality still exists.

The hysteria over the terror level is misplaced
By Duncan Robinson - 06 October 16:27

France may have issued a warning about the terror threat in the UK -- but the threat itself has not

The nightmare of Berlusconi’s media empire
By Daniel Trilling - 01 October 15:12

The Film Interview: Erik Gandini on celebrity culture in modern Italy.

Europe according to Americans
By Caroline Crampton - 01 October 11:41

Parody map labels the UK "Mummy", France "smelly people", and Iceland "Wikileaks".

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