In his farewell address, the outgoing President will counter growing – but misguided – criticism of his administration’s approach to the rest of the world.
It seems that the British government views migrant deaths as a useful deterrent, but criminal activity remains unaffected by the decision to let desperate migrants drown.
The signs of Islamic State moving into Pakistan are there, but what difference does this make in a nation already subject to similar horrors?
Two years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, in which over a thousand people died, we still fail to appreciate the human cost of the clothes we wear.
Senior Conservatives are drawing comfort from Binyamin Netanyhu's late comeback in the Israeli elections.
In a world where depoliticising politics is sure to get a cheer on Question Time, the parties are key to keeping the system running.
For all the Conservative scaremongering, it is their victory, not Miliband's, that will be cheered in the Kremlin
The Ukip and Lib Dem candidates for Cambridge clash over Europe in a packed debating chamber.
We cannot, therefore, continue to bury our heads in the sand, nor can we hide behind talk of a more comprehensive EU strategy. The simple fact is, unless more boats are sent out to patrol the region and rescue people, more innocent lives, including those of children, will be lost in the days and weeks to come.
It's nice to condemn the usefully loathsome Hopkins, but what she has said is merely a frank statement of the politics our government has been enacting at our borders in our name for years now.
This latest horror is neither isolated nor unexpected. We can't sit by and leave people to drown.
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