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The disturbing case of Alfie Evans shames Britain

26 April 2018 7:45 am

There was never going to be a happy ending to the story of Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old boy treated at…

America’s media is letting Iran off the hook

25 April 2018 8:06 am

Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has spent the last few days in New York, using American media to make a…

The fake news that’s fit to print

24 April 2018 9:21 pm

A doozy of a correction from the New York Times. On Sunday the Gray Lady published a profile of Campbell Brown, the…

Can Macron make his man crush with Trump pay off?

24 April 2018 4:28 pm

Call it the audacity of hope. Emmanuel Macron wants to become the savior of the West. Like Sartre, he wants…

Macron-Trump bromance blossoms as the sun sets on Special Relationship

22 April 2018 4:45 pm

The French President has shown himself to be someone who can focus on the bigger picture, despite political differences

Has Kim Jong-un finally grown up?

21 April 2018 12:52 pm

Given the mutual bluster, threats and sabre-rattling we got used to from Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, it may be…

Is Anthony Scaramucci the new Roger Stone?

20 April 2018 9:04 pm

The ousted former Trump ally is following a starkly similar playbook to the master of the black arts

What will the next war look like?

20 April 2018 7:56 am

Conventional weapons and armies are being replaced by hacking, drones and computer-game technology

We have a moral duty to mistrust politicians over Syria

19 April 2018 10:24 am

In Britain, almost two years have passed since Sir John Chilcot produced his 12-volume report on the lessons of the…

Donald Trump is desperate for a North Korea deal

18 April 2018 5:19 pm

Uh-oh. President Trump is wading into diplomatic waters in North Korea that he may have trouble navigating. Yesterday, he proudly…

Israel at 70: there’s no failure like success

18 April 2018 10:05 am

On Wednesday, Israel marks seventy years of statehood. When David Ben Gurion declared independence on May 14th, 1948—the anniversary floats…

Why catastrophising is my idea of a good time

17 April 2018 3:16 pm

When, on a test of general knowledge, the highly educated score far worse than chimpanzees, university degrees may be overrated…

Is Emmanuel Macron Making France Great Again?

15 April 2018 6:12 pm

Since Emmanuel Macron became president last year, he has unashamedly courted the world’s presidents, prime ministers, sheiks and chancellors. Much…

Strikes without strategy. What could possibly go wrong?

14 April 2018 2:44 pm

Happy now? The US-led air strikes against Syrian bases, notably chemical weapons storage facilities, near Damascus and Homs and reportedly…

Saudi Arabia must become a new Dubai

13 April 2018 2:59 pm

Although probably not possessed of the liberal sensibilities that would see him accepted for membership by, say, the Soho House…

The mind of Donald Trump, as explained by Anthony Scaramucci

13 April 2018 12:01 pm

When Anthony Scaramucci announced that he was writing a book about his time with Donald Trump, the joke was that…

The Spice Girls sang about empowerment – better than the #MeToo whinging

13 April 2018 11:56 am

The recent news of a Spice Girls reunion will, I suspect, be greeted by some former fans with nostalgic longing…

Roseanne Barr: the trans lobby’s latest target

12 April 2018 3:51 pm

Roseanne Barr has never been shy or retiring. She made her name as a brash big-mouth whose targets were lazy kids, lazy…

Bombs away: Trump and Macron’s bromance is getting serious

12 April 2018 1:08 pm

Remember the never-ending handshake? It was 14 July 2017, Bastille Day, and Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump opened their formal…

Putin’s cronies take a hit from the US

6 April 2018 6:40 pm

“I’m afraid we no longer have oligarchs. That was a concept of the ’90s,” Russia’s deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich…

The Kevin Williamson saga is a miniature of everything that is wrong with American journalism

6 April 2018 3:10 pm

Kevin Williamson built his career as a polemicist at National Review by caricaturing unfashionable Americans, whether inner-city blacks or working-class…

Why won’t America join the war on plastic bags? 

6 April 2018 9:32 am

Bangladesh was the first to ban them back in 2002. Other countries, from Rwanda to Macedonia, have followed and in many places they…

Mohammad bin Salman is the thinking man’s Kate Middleton

5 April 2018 1:10 pm

One out of every 14 Americans (myself included) watched the British Royal Wedding in 2011, which drove the other 13…

What Brexit Britain can learn from German Reunification

5 April 2018 11:11 am

Obscured by the hubbub of rolling news and the cacophony of Twitter, an important anniversary has passed by virtually unnoticed.…

London has an amazingly hopeless Mayor. Why hasn’t anyone noticed?

5 April 2018 10:54 am

According to people at City Hall, Sadiq Khan writes some of his own press releases. I can believe it: they’ve…

Macron’s Thatcher moment has arrived

5 April 2018 10:53 am

The honeymoon is over for Emmanuel Macron. His first 11 months in office have been something of a breeze —…

Mohammad bin Salman’s fake news

4 April 2018 10:53 am

Some people will believe anything, so other people will say anything, especially if they’re desperate. The headline news in Saudi…

The perfect recipe for a Trump meltdown

2 April 2018 6:10 pm

President Trump has invited Russian president Vladimir Putin to the White House. This news is rocking Washington, but it shouldn’t…

Are you a winner or a loser in Trump’s trade war?

2 April 2018 4:26 pm

China’s imposition today of tariffs on 128 imports from the US was inevitable – and is no doubt exactly the…

A trade war with China sounds terrifying – but the US is doing the right thing

2 April 2018 2:44 pm

Nobody likes the sound of trade war, and rightly so. China’s new retaliatory tariffs against US products feel like the…