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Violent crime in Sweden is soaring. When will politicians act?

21 February 2018 3:40 pm

January was a particularly violent month in Sweden. A 63-year-old man was killed in Stockholm by a hand grenade lying…

What is Marion Le Pen doing in America?

21 February 2018 9:02 am

The news that Marion Maréchal-Le Pen will share a stage this week with US conservatives, addressing the annual Conservative Political…

My trip to Pakistan’s ‘Jihadi Disneyland’

15 February 2018 12:43 pm

Not so long ago, Barack Obama called Waziristan ‘the most dangerous place in the world’. It was the losing front…

Does international aid do more harm than good?

15 February 2018 12:34 pm

What a scandal for our times. Oxfam, that upholder of modern-day virtue, unassailable in its righteousness, buried for seven years…

In defence of Christopher Steele

15 February 2018 12:31 pm

There are two Trump-Russia ‘conspiracies’. In one, the US President is bought or blackmailed by the Kremlin. In the other,…

Is Jordan Peterson a cult?

15 February 2018 12:18 pm

Now that I seem to have become a prophet of doom, I wonder whether I should have been a guru…

The conservative case against Catalonia’s separatist narrative

14 February 2018 12:34 pm

Daniel Hannan has written, compellingly and eloquently as usual, about the constitutional crisis taking place in my country, Spain. In…

Boris Titov doesn’t want to be president but he’s still taking on Putin

14 February 2018 12:30 pm

Boris Titov is running to be president of Russia, but he’s eager to talk himself out of the job. ‘I…

The much-hyped Trump memo is a dreary defence of a nutjob

14 February 2018 11:57 am

What was the fuss all about? The capital of the free world has been consumed with frenzied speculation about a…

Sharia law and the relative mercies of French justice

14 February 2018 11:55 am

For many years, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Tariq Ramadan, has been one of my closest…

This is the stock market crash we needed

14 February 2018 11:34 am

Since the crash ten years ago, stock markets the world over have been steadily recovering. The Dow Jones, a bellwether…

Trump vs Trump

3 February 2018 9:00 am

It’s easy to see why Donald Trump gets angry. He is presiding over a robust economy, growing at the fastest…

China vs America: the espionage story of our time

29 January 2018 1:00 pm

Why aren’t spy stories sexy anymore? The revelations last year that Beijing destroyed America’s espionage ring inside China a few years ago,…

Don’t forget Iran’s rebels

24 January 2018 9:00 am

If there is one lesson the world should have learned from Iran’s ‘Green Revolution’ of 2009 and the so-called Arab…

The green lobby’s energy obsession is harming the world’s poorest

24 January 2018 12:05 am

Access to an abundance of clean water has been pivotal for the public health miracle that has taken place in rich…

Putin’s great soccer game

24 January 2018 12:02 am

Authoritarian regimes love grand international sporting events. There’s something about the mass regimentation, the set-piece spectacle, the old-fashioned idea of…

Is social media doing the Devil’s work?

23 January 2018 2:58 pm

Twitter brings out a mean streak in some people that can take the breath away. And I should know. I…

Franco’s fascism is alive and kicking in Spain

23 January 2018 2:55 pm

After the demonstration in Barcelona on Sunday, I happened to walk past the city’s main police station. A unionist crowd…

Michael Wolff said the US needed a market-charming president: now it has one

13 January 2018 9:00 am

I once commissioned Michael Wolff —currently the world’s most talked-about journalist as the author of the White House exposé Fire…

Diary

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Like every journalist in Washington, I’m enthralled by the new Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury, which depicts Donald Trump…

If Trump seems bad, remember Caligula

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Whatever one makes of the accuracy of the journalist Michael Wolff’s depiction of President Trump, it cannot all be the…

If China backs Trump on North Korea he won’t like the quid pro quo

11 November 2017 9:00 am

The first election day since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago brought a funereal mood to Washington that…

Between Trump and Harvey Weinstein, America is fast approaching outrage overload

11 November 2017 9:00 am

It’s remarkable how fast the unthinkable becomes the expected. It felt almost routine to pick up the New York Post…

Special counsel Robert Mueller is closing in on Paul Manafort – and Trump should be worried

4 November 2017 9:00 am

 Kiev Before he was Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort worked for the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych started…

Anthony Horowitz: Harvey Weinstein killed off the Alex Rider movies – but I got my revenge

21 October 2017 9:00 am

New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Raleigh, Dallas… I’m on a book tour in Donald Trump’s USA, which feels much like the…

The Harvey Weinstein scandal threatens to engulf Hollywood

14 October 2017 9:00 am

According to an ex-employee of Harvey Weinstein’s, the movie producer once whispered something to himself that she found so disturbing…

Tech vs Trump: the great battle of our time has begun

14 October 2017 9:00 am

In the 1962 Japanese sci-fi classic King Kong vs Godzilla, the two giant monsters fight to a stalemate atop Mount…

Russia damaged Turkey’s economy in the name of diplomacy. Is the US about to do the same?

11 October 2017 12:00 pm

Istanbul President Erdogan has spent much of this year slinging muck at Europe’s heads of state, and he has damaged…

Resilience, not devastation, is the real story of the Texas floods

2 September 2017 9:00 am

The numbers are awesome. In a matter of hours, Hurricane Harvey dumped nine trillion gallons of rainfall on Houston and…