A still from the Roof's fundraising site.
Dylann Roof's sister sets up GoFundMe page to recoup lost wedding costs
By Stephen Bush - 02 July 17:20

Dylann Roof's sister, Amber, has launched an online fundraising drive to to recoup lost wedding costs after her brother's massacre forced her to cancel the wedding. 

An EU flag in Greece, which has been devastated by European austerity policies.Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images
Leader: Europe's battalion of woes
By New Statesman - 02 July 16:20

The European Union has indeed brought peace and prosperity, but now this hard-earned and long-cherished stability is fracturing.

Dylan Roof appears in court via video link in North Carolina. But why is he not called a "terrorist"? Photo: Grace Beahm-Pool/Getty Images
When is a terrorist not a terrorist? When he’s a white man with a gun
By Helen Lewis - 02 July 14:12

Dylan Roof, Anders Breivik - these men aren't called "terrorists" because we're not allowed to fear white supremacy or male violence.

Kristian Thulesen Dahl, leader of The Danish People’s Party, celebrates after the election. Photo: Linda Kastrup/AFP/Getty Images
Why even Scandinavia is moving to the right
By Mark Leonard - 02 July 9:52

The fall of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Scandinavia’s move to the right.

Too far from home: a symbolic graveyard for migrants created on the lawns of the Reichstag building, Berlin, by activists protesting against EU refugee policy. Photo: Ian McGowan
Burying the Syrian dead in Berlin
By Musa Okwonga - 02 July 9:35

Musa Okwonga attends the burial of a Syrian man, lost trying to cross the Mediterranean, organised by Berliners.

Rule the school: Mobile’s juvenile Mardi Gras king and queen in 2010. Photo: Jeff and Meggan Haller/Keyhole Photo/Corbis
The secret history of Mardi Gras
By Kate Mossman - 02 July 8:50

Segregated Mardi Gras in Alabama tells us a lot about life in the South.

“Revellers”, as the papers call them, at London Pride 2015. Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty Images
What I learned at London Pride: there isn’t a fine line between love and hate
By Eleanor Margolis - 01 July 11:04

While loved-up revellers celebrate in London, LGBT marchers in Istanbul get shot with rubber bullets. There is no fine line there.

Children run past a mural of Nelson Mandela and other freedom fighters in Soweto. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty
Is the democratic order under threat in South Africa?
By Martin Plaut - 01 July 10:46

Respect for the constitutional order has been gradually eroded under President Zuma. 

A pro-EU rally outside Greece's parliament. Photo: Getty Images
Greece misses its IMF €1.5bn payment deadline as its bailout expires
By New Statesman - 01 July 10:09

Greece has missed the deadline to pay €1.5bn to the International Monetary Fund, putting the country into arrears, while eurozone ministers refuse to extend its bailout.

Atop the Acropolis in Athens. Photo: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images
At the last minute, Greece requests a third bailout
By New Statesman - 30 June 15:55

The Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has made a dramatic bid for a financial lifeline.

Catherine Bearder on the campaign trail. Photo: Getty Images
The last Liberal Democrat: meet Europe's lonely liberal
By Dave Keating - 30 June 13:06

Last month’s defeat for the Liberal Democrats was bad, but their defeat in last year’s European elections was even worse. One year on, Catherine Bearder is struggling with her role as the lone voice of British liberalism in Europe.

A bullet hole on a window at the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Tunisia. Photo: Getty Images
Tunisia: a country in transition, and under considerable threat
By Corine Wood-Donnelly - 29 June 17:55

The Tunisia that emerged from the Jasmine Revolution is under threat, from within and without. 

A Syrian refugee waits to cross the border into Turkey. Photo: Uygar Onder Simsek/AFP/Getty Images
Is the way the media reports Islamic State’s treatment of women making things worse?
By Samira Shackle - 29 June 14:26

As in any war, the “rape crisis” in Syria and Iraq is complicated, and the way it is reported shapes the false assumptions and stigma women face.

Emergency services gather at the entrance to the Grenoble factory. Image: Getty.
Police have opened a terror investigation into an attack on a French factory
By Barbara Speed - 26 June 11:26

One person is dead and several are reported wounded at the site of a suspected terrorist attack near Lyon.

Pope Francis: not as cuddly as he looks. Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images
It would be great to have a progressive, kind Pope. Sadly, Pope Francis isn’t it
By Sarah Ditum - 26 June 11:11

Pope Francis has been lauded for the green focus of his latest encyclical. But in his attitude to overpopulation and women’s rights, he is justifying exactly the sort of exploitation he is supposedly against.

A Salvadorean woman marching for abortion rights. Photo: Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images
El Salvador, the country where women get jailed for having a miscarriage
By Caroline Criado-Perez - 25 June 16:43

In the UK, it can feel like Latin America had simply been wiped off the map, but women there are facing terrible injustices that completely escape our attention.

Jeb Bush, brother of former president George W Bush. Photo:  William Thomas Cain/Getty Images
Bush vs Clinton 2: How two political dynasties captured the American people
By Chris McGreal - 25 June 12:00

Is America so shorn of fresh leadership and ideas that it is rerunning old elections?

Hand in hand: Chinese and Pakistani border guards at the Khunjerab Pass, which extends between their countries
Farewell to the American century
By Mark Leonard - 25 June 10:09

As US influence wanes, a new world is emerging.

No resistance: an anti-drone protest in Pakistan.
Eyes in the sky: the legal and philosophical implications of drone warfare
By David Patrikarakos - 25 June 10:07

Regardless of its critics, drone warfare is here to stay.

A front page from the recent Finnish election. Finland is just one of the countries that has recently rid themselves of a social democratic government. Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images
Leader: The retreat of social democracy
By New Statesman - 24 June 15:17

Throughout Europe, the populist right is becoming more acceptable to many. Meanwhile, social democrats are failing to adapt to globalisation.

An anti-austerity demonstration in Lisbon in 2014. Photo: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images
Why the left is losing the austerity argument
By Peter Wise - 24 June 10:11

Unlike voters in Greece, Spain or Ireland, the Portuguese are not turning to left-wing parties – even the moderate mainstream left is failing to turn Portugal’s hardships to its advantage.

Enola Gay, the first nuclear bomber, goes on display. Photo: Getty Images
Trident's an outdated waste. Even the military say so
By Kate Hudson - 24 June 8:00

A new report shows how antiquated our nuclear deterrent is.

Xi Jinping delivers his speech for the National Day reception in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, September 2014. Photo: How Hwee Young/EPA
What the West should know about Xi Jinping, China’s most powerful leader since Mao
By Jonathan Fenby - 23 June 12:12

In the two years since he took China's most important job, Xi Jinping has strengthened his grip on the state.

Jon Stewart, departing anchor of the Daily Show, pictured on set. Photo: Getty Images
Watch: Jon Stewart on the Charleston church shooting
By New Statesman - 19 June 8:03

The host of the Daily Show, Jon Stewart, gives a powerful speech in response to the shooting of nine black people in a Charleston church.

Could the EU be the issue which undoes the Tories? Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images
Cameron’s European confusion, no rush for the Grexit, Lords legitimacy and a royal snapper
By Peter Wilby - 18 June 11:44

Ignore the Eeyores who say Labour can’t win the next election. I am more optimistic about its chances in 2020 than I ever was about 2015.

I would like, more than almost anything else in the world, to get merry with Merkel. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty
Why I love Angela Merkel
By Eleanor Margolis - 17 June 14:59

She’s sort of the female Mark Corrigan of European politics. She’s ruled out legalising same-sex marriage in Germany. And yet I find everything about her joyous.

A policeman stands guard outside the home of a suspected Isis recruiter. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
British jihadis who join Isis aren’t victims – suicide bombers know what they’re doing
By Shiraz Maher - 17 June 14:24

At 17 years old, Talha Asmal has become Britain’s youngest ever suicide bomber. Shock is understandable, but it is naive to dismiss his agency.

Kievan Lavra and the view over the city.
In Kiev, after the revolution, what do ordinary Ukrainians really think?
By Jana Bakunina - 16 June 10:01

A new police force, rising prices and hope for the future on the streets of Ukraine’s capital.

A rally for the HDP ahead of the recent Turkish elections. Photo: Burak Kara/Getty Images
How an upstart Turkish party blocked Erdogan's push for power
By Alev Scott - 12 June 19:25

The anti-authoritarian HDP have finally challenged the entrenched power of the AKP. The question is: what happens now?