The French president has shown that deficit reduction need not depend on deep cuts and regressive tax rises. Miliband should take note.
Since the minister in charge of tax avoidance was forced to admit to a secret Swiss bank account, François Hollande’s entire government has begun to look shaky. How did it go so wrong, so fast?
The US president's star turn at the White House Correspondents' Dinner is a reminder of how far removed such comedy is from our political world.
His campaign was a disturbing example of politics at its most crass and exploitative.
The power struggle between President Zuma and trade union leader Zwelinzima Vavi is a prelude to a battle for wider control of the political landscape.
Critics of “big government” talk as if it’s beyond question that the state’s involvement with our lives is a bad thing.
The Greek journalist, who was instrumental in the publication of the "Lagarde list" of major tax evaders in October 2012, talks to the NS's Daniel Trilling.
In the US the tide on criminal justice reform has started to turn as conservatives recognise the huge inefficiency of the prison system. Could the same happen here?
Hollande's silence on the alleged discrimination against black and Arab employees is indicative of the president's recent decision to chase popularity by playing to the centre-right.
DFID and British Council reports underline the existential crisis Pakistan is facing, but its people are rallying to save the nation. Salman Shaheen looks at Pakistan Calling, a new RSA project seeking to galvanise the British Pakistani community and the
You cannot dismiss the aims of Femen altogether - they are a group of women looking to change society - but Bim Adewunmi fears the execution of their protests leaves much to be desired.
The message from Barack Obama’s victory in the 2012 election was that Latino America holds the balance of power. But in Texas, it seems — despite Bush’s best efforts — that hasn’t yet sunk in to Republican minds.
What can the UK learn from US politics' number-crunching and precision-targeted campaigning?
Perhaps the Russian oligarchs’ days of hassle-free, tax-free, risk-free banking are finally over...
There are still challenges to be overcome, but merely surviving is something of an achievement.
Travelling to Sri Lanka to try and find out about his constituent's murder, Simon Danczuk learned that when politicians are implicated, justice is kicked into the long grass.
Ten years on, James Rodgers reflects on the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
There is little that Britain can do now to right the wrongs that took place but we can learn lessons.
Greece's opposition leader on meeting with Labour officials, and his views on the "self-destructive" Cyprus bailout.
Chancellor says Brits in Cyprus on military or government service will be protected from the levy.
Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein and the Assads have all flirted with the 99 per cent electoral margin.
As Leni Riefenstahl said: "Propaganda always wins if you allow it".
A letter from the border.
Beppe Grillo's movement born in protest but now he will be under huge pressure to do something creative with it.
The government's posturing is about little more than saying enough to keep the eurosceptics quiet.
To emulate the Labour government's achievements at Gleneagles in 2005, the Prime Minister needs to make progress on transparency and tax.
Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, is under police investigation for alleged blasphemy after making the case on television for the law to be re-examined and for the death penalty to be removed.