The AfD’s third-place finish shows that populism in Europe is here to stay – but it can be beaten
After the Brexit vote in Britain and
Brexiters’ hopes that re-elected German chancellor would back favourable deal for UK at a cost to the single market may be misplaced
Germany’s federal elections, whatever coalition
Polling stations have closed across Germany in today’s Bundestag or federal parliament election. Usually reliable exit polls suggest that Angela Merkel will stay on as chancellor, but possibly in a new coalition.
Kim Jong-un’s mouthpiece has made headlines with his fiery rhetoric and flashes of humour in New York
Over the past few days, one man has emerged as the international face of the North Korean regime: Ri Yong-ho.
As the brickbats continued to fly between Washington and Pyongyang at the weekend, the North Korean foreign minister threatened to upstage his country’s leader,
She won’t have to worry about her children being denied the healthcare because she is wealthy. What about the rest of us?
The general assembly has always had its theatrical elements, with the world’s blowhards playing to the gallery – but this time the jester has taken centre stage
The summit week of the UN general assembly was always bound to be fraught with risk for US prestige: it would involve Donald Trump interacting in a multilateral arena – and Trump famously does not play nicely with other leaders.
At the Nato summit in May he manhandled Duško Marković, the prime minister of Montenegro, to get to the centre of a group photograph, where he stood preening among his bemused peers.
Beyond the question of who forms the next government, New Zealanders will look back on this election campaign as a turning point
Six weeks ago, New Zealand’s election campaign was limping toward a foregone conclusion. The centre-right National party looked a shoo-in for a fourth term (matching the legendary 1960-72 administration of
The Spanish state’s raids on Catalan government offices risk a loss of ground for Mariano Rajoy and may energise support for the secession vote
Until Wednesday, the Spanish government’s line on the looming independence vote in Catalonia had been calm, confident and succinct: “There will be no referendum on 1 October.” All too aware of the extreme volatility of the situation, it either sidestepped or shrugged off excitable questions about secession or the possibility of Madrid stepping in to take control of the rebellious regional government.
Address by de facto leader of Myanmar on forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Muslims contained truths, half-truths and falsehoods
Following weeks of silence in the face of claims of ethnic cleansing against Myanmar’s Rohingya population, the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has delivered a
Foreign minister Ri Yong-ho says the world should remember that the US ‘first declared war on our country’ as Pyongyang declares that all options are on the table in response. Ri referred specifically to a tweet from Donald Trump saying the North Korean leadership ‘won’t be around much longer’