The rise of Emmanuel Macron's party has shattered the accepted wisdom.
The French ambassador to the UK reflects on the Paris attacks, and how Britain's response helped make the aftermath more bearable.
If you believe some reports, normal life will soon be impossible in Paris, London and other European cities. Spare a thought for Nigerians, Iraqis, Lebanese, Syrians, Yemenis, Pakistanis, Afghans and numerous others who live daily with the threat of bombings and shootings.
Turkish officials insist the plane was warned - but Russia insists the plane was not in Turkish airspace.
Croatian journalist Damir Pilić meets the thinkers left adrift by the demise of the Soviet Union, and finds out what is now driving Marx back up the political agenda.
If Britain has a declared interest in curtailing Islamic State and stabilising Syria, it is neither honourable nor viable to let others intervene on our behalf.
Sixteen people were arrested over the weekend in Belgium in anti-terror raids, and schools and transportation remain closed today as operations continue.
Two years of war, illness and economic pain has followed Ukraine’s revolution, and reforms are still slow to arrive.
The two most dangerous words in politics are “us” and “them”. At times of great national tragedy, we should open our hearts – and we not close our borders.
Andrew Hussey reports on the mood in a city struggling with complex questions about the attacks that have a specifically Parisian dimension.
“Hi Enda,” one tweet began chirpily. “My ovulation day was a week ago today. 11 more days of freedom. And then it’ll be a bloody nightmare.”
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