Ben Judah used his eastern European childhood and languages to live as a newcomer to the UK. Here’s what he found.
Angry, unpredictable, self-absorbed and a danger to the world – the many similarities between Donald Trump and Germany’s last emperor.
The French press is speculating about Ségolène Royal replacing François Hollande as the Socialist candidate.
Old folks dancing, a toy monkey and thirty Swiss francs a day. I never want to come home again.
Grutas Park, in Lithuania, is one of the world's strangest tourist attractions. But it also forces us to ask: how should we commemorate genocide?
It was the only bank this summer to fail a European stress test, requiring emergency recapitalisation. What next for Siena's "critical lung”?
There is now little doubt that Moscow is responsible for handing over the missile to its separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine.
A radical internationalism is needed to democratise the EU and breathe new life into the left.
Representatives in the Russian parliament, the Duma, have long been unpopular. Yet President Putin is immune to voter's discontent.
The Prime Minister’s far-right cheerleader.
The stand-up comedian known for her dead-pan delivery of jokes about Islamic State slams the government’s attitude towards people fleeing conflict.
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