This week’s contribution to the contagion of populism comes from Austria, whose government has refused to sign up to the newly drafted UN Global Compact for Migration, the aim of which is to better manage legal population flows, as the number of people on the move, fleeing persecution or poverty, increases.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2018
The CIA's release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran's support of the extremist network leading up to the September 11 terror attacks.
Thu, 02 Nov, 2017
The US has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch that threatens American or Japanese territory will "elicit a different response from us", defence secretary Jim Mattis has said.
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017
President Donald Trump, leading his first commemoration of the 9/11 anniversary, has said "the living, breathing soul of America wept with grief" for each of the nearly 3,000 lives that were lost on that day 16 years ago.
Mon, 11 Sep, 2017
Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18bn (€16.5bn) from programmes like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so US taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down-payment on the border wall.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
Sat, 16 Jan, 2016
Fri, 01 Jan, 2016
Sixty years ago today, if Swede Hans Jeppson wanted to toast the appearance of his name in the first Guinness Book of Records using the most expensive bottle of wine commercially available, he would have had to spend a staggering £8 on a 1949 Feinste Trockenbeeren Auslese, a white wine from the Rhine Valley.
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015
Outgoing US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has said he is worried about a potential division within Nato as countries in the north want to focus on the growing threat from Russia, while other alliance members in the south are more worried about the influx of foreign fighters from northern Africa.
Thu, 05 Feb, 2015
Relatives said goodbye yesterday to the 18-year-old unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a "gentle soul" with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day "the world would know his name".
Tue, 26 Aug, 2014