Marine Le Pen has declared that her father Jean-Marie can no longer "hold the party hostage" following his recent remarks on the Holocaust.
François Hollande was elected on a promise to rule from the left, but proved an unpopular figure – until the January attack on Charlie Hebdo offered an unexpected reprieve.
As far as foreign policy is concerned, Britain's leaders would benefit from a lesson or two from Tony Blair.
At a time when career politicians are held in such contempt, Pope Francis is offering a masterclass in leadership.
Writing from Sevastapol, the BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson explains how the Russian president is stalling - and his Crimean coup is an attempt to distract the west.
Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu defied the polls to win re-election last week. Uri Dromes offers his quiet wish for statesmanship from the leader.
As the PDP and APC battle it out on the billboards, alliances continue to shift in a country defined by its political changeability.
Roland Kelts wonders whether Japan-style stagnation would really be so bad in the west.
Frances Robinson tells us all we need to know about how successful Britain could be in a renegotiation of its EU membership.
Frances Robinson continues her series on what we really need to know about the EU. This week: migration and the money.
Forget the argument over austerity. Reform of the state should be the central mission of the left.
Its jihadis call for a global caliphate. So why deny religion drives Isis?
While his statements on Crimea are alarming, rumours of the Russian president's death have been – oh, you know how it goes.
Binyamin Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett, Yisrael Beytenu - each of Israel's potential leaders faces an uncertain future as the country votes.
The death of federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman provides an opportunity for the right.
It is not only lazy to stick to an approach that precludes talking with terrorists, but probably means more decades of innocent people being killed on all sides.
Doom, whisky, and getting lost in mazes: what are the options for the UK flouncing out of the European Union?
India's Daughter has exposed that country's rape culture. But don't imagine that these attitudes aren't found around the world.
The West's politicians have emboldened Vladimir Putin with their mistakes and indecision. They need to send a signal he can't ignore.
Victory at the European Court of Justice shows Britain's interests are best served fighting its corner in Europe, not sulking on the sidelines
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has destroyed the peace in Europe for a generation.
The west can do very little to intervene as Putin hunkers down.
Report lays out systematic racial discrimination in Ferguson justice system but upholds Darren Wilson's version of the events preceding Michael Brown's death.
The decision by the mayor of Paris’s 20th arrondissement to withdraw from an event with a well-known feminist and anti-racist campaigner has sparked questions of how racism and Islamophobia are discussed in France after the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
Talking to Russians young and old, Jana Bakunina found five main reasons why support for the president has not declined in the face of international pressure.
Meet the co-founder of New Yorkers Against Bratton, who wants New York cops to clean up their act.
Thanks to the EU, wine is more affordable, flights are cheaper and you can access the internet on your phone abroad without having to get another mortgage. And that’s not all. . .
The new legislation would allow women to compare their salary to their colleagues, and is designed to address Germany's 22 per cent pay gap.
International development has become the subject of cosy consensus. A new pamphlet aims to put that right