World

Why should Idrissa Gueye have to wear a rainbow shirt?

19 May 2022 4:00 pm

A row about rainbows has broken out in football. Paris St-Germain players wore brightly coloured numbers — a show of…

It’s only a culture war when the right does it

19 May 2022 12:23 pm

Having recently botched South African history, the New York Times is now turning its sights to Australia. Our friends Down…

BLM is dying but it’s legacy lives on

19 May 2022 3:20 am

It can be hard to remember just how strange things were during the pandemic. Every day the front pages covered…

Trump is still the orange elephant in the room

19 May 2022 3:06 am

The big news stories this morning are not just about the results of yesterday’s primary elections, but about how big…

Is the MAGA saga coming to an end?

19 May 2022 12:25 am

Did the Trump movement get a bloody nose in last night’s Republican primaries? It’s a story that most of the…

Mervyn King: Needless money-printing fuelled inflation

18 May 2022 11:00 pm

Some £500 billion was printed by the Bank of England during the pandemic – a staggering sum that caused very…

A private girls' school is the latest transgender battleground

18 May 2022 10:01 pm

The ugly nature of the transgender debate – and the viciousness of those who seek to silence others who disagree…

Sunak faces the pressure over Britain's cost of living crisis

18 May 2022 9:54 pm

Will the Chancellor announce new measures to ease the cost of living crisis? Rishi Sunak is under pressure to do…

Hong Kong and the surprising truth about the British Empire

18 May 2022 8:59 pm

What would the world be like if the British Empire had never existed? Critics of British colonialism say that the…

Sunak, not Bailey, is to blame for inflation

18 May 2022 7:00 pm

Inflation has hit a 40-year high. The cost of household utilities rose by an average of £700 last month. We are…

Just how long can Russia sustain the war in Ukraine?

18 May 2022 6:21 pm

The sheer complexity of the war in Ukraine can mask its most important features. So let’s cut through the complexity…

Will France's PM offend Britain like her predecessor?

17 May 2022 9:06 pm

Élisabeth Borne was unveiled as the new prime minister of France last night and in her acceptance speech she paid…

The EU is hopelessly muddled on Ukraine

17 May 2022 7:25 pm

A couple of weeks ago Ursula von der Leyen portentously announced a further package of EU sanctions against Russia –…

The rise and fall of the WAG

17 May 2022 4:15 pm

The Wagatha Christie case is a brief, exhilarating reminder of a bygone culture. But it’s worth casting our minds back…

France's new prime minister will never overshadow Macron

17 May 2022 5:07 am

Meet Élisabeth Borne, the new prime minister of France. Borne has hardly worked a day in the private sector. She…

Andrew Bailey's inflation excuses have been exposed

17 May 2022 2:53 am

This afternoon the Bank of England’s governor Andrew Bailey appeared, as he has done many times before, in front of…

Should Thatcher fall?

17 May 2022 2:06 am

It didn’t take long for the first egg to hit. Just a few hours after Margaret Thatcher’s statue was delicately placed on…

North Korea is in the midst of a Covid catastrophe

17 May 2022 12:28 am

As Covid spread throughout the world in 2020, North Korea slammed shut its borders. It was an approach that has…

Russia and the death of the Golden Arches theory

16 May 2022 11:55 pm

Ah, well, it was a lovely idea, born of the age of liberal-democratic triumphalism that was the 1990s: the ‘Golden…

Olaf Scholz is tanking

16 May 2022 7:25 pm

North-Rhine Westphalia is Germany’s largest state, almost as large as the Netherlands. It was a traditional SPD fiefdom during the…

In praise of smartphones

16 May 2022 6:00 pm

The online PE teacher Joe Wicks has announced, in a fit of self-reproach coinciding with the launch of his new…

Here’s to the Christian knuckle-draggers

16 May 2022 12:19 pm

At the conservative Christian schools I attended from kindergarten through the end of undergrad, I became familiar with two types…

The French right is hopelessly divided

15 May 2022 6:00 pm

Here we go again. Exhausted by a presidential campaign that ultimately produced the same choice as in 2017 (and the…

Cracking consciousness: how do our minds really work?

15 May 2022 5:27 pm

With scientists mapping our neurons in ever greater detail, and programmers creating ever more humanlike artificial intelligence, the gap between…

Why Russia needs to be humiliated in Ukraine

15 May 2022 5:00 pm

As Putin’s war against Ukraine drags on, Russia now faces the very real prospect of defeat. There are still difficult…