Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaks to reporters
The very existence of "Dominique Strauss-Kahn: The Movie" reveals a darker side to Hollywood
By Samira Shackle - 31 August 16:51

Will his alleged victim, Nafissatou Diallo, get to tell her side of the story?

What can Iceland teach us about a wealth tax?
By Margarida Madaleno - 29 August 15:59

The country instituted an emergency tax for three years to sort out its problems. Should we?

Inside Chechnya: Putin's reign of terror
By Oliver Bullough - 29 August 13:53

A population that lives in fear of state violence, and a 99 per cent election tally that could have come from the Soviet era - welcome to Putin's Russia.

Time-banking offers hope to the dispossessed youth of Europe
By Margarida Madaleno - 29 August 10:38

Everyone has something to offer if you treat their time as the precious commodity.

New Statesman
European impasse
By Margarida Madaleno - 24 August 17:38

The EU should channel its funds towards more productive ends

Anders Breivik arriving in the courtroom in May
The grotesque manipulations of Anders Breivik
By sne Seierstad - 23 August 8:25

Åsne Seierstad questions a system that gives Anders Breivik publicity.

What Pussy Riot taught the world
By E V Crowe - 23 August 7:32

The Royal Court's EV Crowe on the Russian punk band.

Greek government pushed into deeper cuts
By Margarida Madaleno - 22 August 12:19

The country is attempting to get a further loan of €30bn.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko with his young son
Soon, ignoring tyranny in Belarus won’t be an option
By Jack Barton - 21 August 17:12

The diplomatic row between Belarus and Sweden means the UK won't be able to remain detached for long.

Vladimir Putin
What is Vladimir Putin up to?
By Denis MacShane - 20 August 9:23

What Russia wants it gets if it can.

Thirty years since Mexico’s default, Greece must break this sadistic debt spiral
By Nick Dearden - 18 August 18:39

We must retake control of our economies from the banks.

A Pussy Riot supporter protests in Barcelona
Pussy Riot is just the start of the fight for free speech in Russia
By Padraig Reidy - 17 August 14:42

There are indications that people are ready to kick back against Putin.

Germans propose a one-off wealth tax to pay down the debt
By Margarida Madaleno - 16 August 14:11

Hardline deficit hawks sometimes make surprising moves.

Members of the all-girl punk band 'Pussy Riot' in court.
Is feminism in Russia a mortal sin?
By Valeria Costa-Kostritsky - 16 August 14:00

The trial of Pussy Riot is encouraging Russians to talk openly about corruption. But how is their message being received in a country where feminism is still a dirty word?

Video: Spain's "Robin Hood" mayor sets off on a march against austerity
By Alex Hern - 16 August 10:39

Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo had accompanied activists on supermarket raids where food was distributed to the poor.

A drug user injects heroin
Crises and radical thinking on drug policy
By Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch - 16 August 9:29

Reform has always been a “two-steps forward, one-step back” undertaking.

France also introduced a financial non-transactions tax last month
By Alex Hern - 09 August 12:05

It's not just a 0.2 per cent Robin Hood tax which Hollande introduced.

A mushroom sprouts in a Berlin garden
Don’t say goodbye to wild wasteland Berlin
By John Burnside - 08 August 14:12

The city remains, for the moment, admirably wild.

What I learned from the Pussy Riot trial
By Kerry McCarthy - 08 August 9:17

The punk band are on trial because of who they are, not what they did.

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic speaks during a press conference.
An old Balkans spectre returns at the Olympics
By Denis MacShane - 05 August 10:57

Serbia's new president is reviving the language of break-up and partition.

French President François Hollande with Labour leader Ed Miliband.
Don't look to François Hollande for inspiration, Ed
By Rob Marchant - 05 August 10:17

The French Socialist leader is a throwback, not a pioneer.

Nadia Tolokonnikova inside a defendants' cage
Pussy Riot's protests threaten more than just the Putin regime
By Nelson Jones - 31 July 13:29

The treatment of Pussy Riot says much about the close relationship between Church and Kremlin in Putin's Russia.

New Statesman
It helps when you've got a lot of bottle
By Nina Caplan - 19 July 9:31

Don't judge a book by its cover, but maybe judge a champagne by its bottle.

A member of activist group La Barbe onstage at a recent event.
How France’s sexual harassment law took a five-week hiatus
By Heather McRobie - 13 July 11:12

The suspension of the old law created a "dangerous void".

José Manuel Barroso: Why is Britain so closed to the EU?
By David Miliband - 12 July 10:54

Britain will be reduced to the role of a “Norway or Switzerland” in Europe if Eurosceptics push us into leaving the EU, warns the president of the European Commission, talking to David Miliband.

President José Manuel Barroso being interviewed by David Miliband
José Manuel Barroso: “How is Britain so open to the world, but so closed to Europe?”
By New Statesman - 11 July 22:00

Outside Europe, Britain will be reduced to the role of a “Norway or Switzerland”, warns the president of the European Commission.

David Cameron wants to ban Greeks from Britain. What would Shirley Valentine think?
By Alex Andreou - 05 July 14:41

While more than a million Britons live in the EU, Cameron's immigrant-bashing rhetoric rings hollow.

Meeting Myself Coming Back - review
By Antonia Quirke - 04 July 16:48

An interview with Paddy Ashdown leaves Antonia Quirke desperate for a bite.

Europe, what have you done for me lately?
By Will Straw - 03 July 13:24

The EU's triumph on mobile charges shows how the union benefits consumers.

The EU flag
What would it mean for Britain to leave the EU?
By Petros Fassoulas - 02 July 16:44

Talking about an EU referendum now is the wrong thing, at the wrong time and for the wrong reasons.