Despite Erdogan’s claims that the disaster was on a par with any other international mining accident in the world since 1862, Turkey’s rate of mining deaths is shocking.
In March’s local elections, the French far-right party the Front National took control of new towns in the rust-belts of the north and south. What has changed there since they came to power?
The party’s success in the European elections marks the end of its time as a marginal voice in French politics.
Moscow, to western eyes, does not look much like Rome. But if there is any country in the world where the tug of the Roman ideal can be felt, it is Russia.
Saudi Arabia’s poor record on human rights and its treatment of women make it easy to demonise the kingdom.
The British must wake up to the fact that Rule Britannia no longer applies just as Spaniards must stop knocking their own country.
The uncomfortable truth is that bombers and war criminals might not be so different from the rest of us – we are all vulnerable to peer pressure and groupthink.
David Patrikarakos reports from Odessa, scene of the bloodiest incident of the Russia-Ukraine conflict so far.
Modi, implicated in a massacre in 2002 while chief minister of Gujarat, has been elected as India’s new prime minister. Is he a dangerous neo-fascist, as some say, or the strongman reformer that this country of 1.2 billion people craves?
The mass death penalties and the wider crackdown on the opposition cannot be tolerated.
David Patrikarakos reports on the worsening crisis in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian forces are defiant.
As a British citizen, I am ashamed that my government is willing to cosy up to standard-bearers of religious fascism – as long, it seems, as they aren’t Muslim.
The shadow foreign secretary reports from a four-day trip to the States.
Most Belarusians have a somewhat weaker sense of identity than Ukrainians but they feel Belarusian rather than Russian.
But consigning events to history should not preclude the need for apology for ancient wrongs: they can help heal rifts.
While 2.6 million Syrians have fled the country, few have so far come to Britain. Yet the current anti-immigration climate ignores the desperate circumstances of those forced here.
What is to be done about inequality?
"The threat of this radical Islam is not abating. It is growing. It is spreading across the world."
A flash in the pan, or the start of something big?
In 1934, Wells arrived in Moscow to meet a group of Soviet writers. While there Stalin granted him an interview.
Ukraine has no future without Europe, but Europe also has no future without Ukraine.
Our man in Washington John Bew has coffee with the former US president – and they talk Thatcher, Iran’s Islamic Revolution and the persecution of women.
Standing in front of the barricades, two pensioners held up a banner with “For ever with Russia” emblazoned across it. The sentiment was uniform and unambiguous.
It was by accident, not by design, that the UK avoided being drawn into the sectarian vortex of Syria.
The Afghan presidential election has been declared a success – but as the west finalises its pull-out, what the country's prospects?
President Assad’s Instagram account is one of the more surreal examples of the use of social networking in the Syrian war.
In France, 20,000 Roma live in extreme poverty with little or no access to basic services and face a constant risk of forced evictions.
Separatists in Donetsk and elsewhere are harking back to the 18th century territory of Novorossiya, as Moscow seems to be making moves to federalise Ukraine.
Why is Labour not yet talking about responsible capitalism in a global context?
Twenty years on, we still struggle to comprehend the trauma.