His successor, Crown Prince Felipe, faces many challenges: the growth of republicanism, lessening support for the main political parties and the ongoing moves by Catalonia to become independent.
Clinton gets Obama’s donors and operatives, and in return Obama gets the Democratic nominee best able to make sure his accomplishments outlive his administration. What’s not to like?
It is mind-boggling that such an audacious attack should be possible in such a major airport in a major city. What does it say about the state of Karachi, and of Pakistan, that it was able to happen at all?
This week's summit must not be the culmination of the government's efforts.
The US Secret Service is seeking some help with its online snooping, and needs a company that can detect sarcasm online - because you need to be able to distinguish between "I love Al Qaeda" and "I love Al Qaeda". Good luck with that, pals!
Two groups of voters turned out in disproportionate numbers: urban voters from former industrial heartlands and rural voters put off by the liberal values being adopted by mainstream parties. Can politicians ever win back their trust?
Swedish political party The Feminist Initiative has received more than a million kronor from the Abba singer.
The government must speak out firmly against her barbaric sentence and call on the Sudanese government to revoke it.
Felix Martin explores the question of Russian capital flight to London.
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.