The country's treatment of the US student shows its growing unpredictability.
The only UK resident still being held in the military prison will finally return to the UK.
Nadya Tolokonnikova, of female punk protest collective Pussy Riot, on the danger of UK conservatism, living in Moscow, and how the middle-class anti-Putin movement is waning.
The activist, who spent over 16 months on hunger strike in an Egyptian jail, was released earlier this year after giving up his Egyptian citizenship.
Labour is in a fraught position - but most of its sister parties are in an even worse state.
For all the hype, the Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit was merely the latest in a series of attempts to get the Chinese to see the British in a different light.
The disused Jean-Quarré school in Northern Paris, which became a key refugee camp housing over 1,300 people in the summer, has been closed.
Michael Gove's cancelling of a contract is a start - but the government needs to go much further.
To describe Justin Trudeau's Liberals as a "leftward lurch" is to misunderstand how right-wing Stephen Harper's government was.
The Labour leader's appointment of Seumas Milne is a disaster, argues Oliver Bullough.
The Zombie PM