North Korea

North Korea is on the verge of a humanitarian collapse

22 November 2021 9:03 am

During the Trump years, North Korea was hardly ever out of the news. From the US President’s threats of ‘fire…

North Korea's cryptic crisis

11 July 2021 1:30 am

For years, the West has tried to cajole the North Korean regime using sanctions, much to the frustration of Kim…

Lil’ Kim: should the West prepare for chaos in North Korea?

10 July 2021 9:00 am

What’s up with North Korea’s leader?

The increasing cruelty of the North Korean regime

12 June 2021 4:15 pm

On a humid summer’s day in Singapore three years ago today, Donald Trump became the first incumbent US president to…

Insane and fascinating: BBC World Service's Lazarus Heist reviewed

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The narrative podcast remains a form in search of a genre. The template set by the hit show Serial —…

Biden must learn from Trump's mistakes on North Korea

4 March 2021 5:30 pm

Anniversaries are usually celebratory occasions, but not this one. It’s now been two years since the infamous Hanoi summit between Donald…

What will Joe Biden do about North Korea?

19 January 2021 6:30 pm

Kim Jong-un marked the new year by treating North Koreans to several days of lengthy speeches followed by a display…

Does Kim Jong-un deliberately emulate a Bond villain?

17 August 2019 9:00 am

North Korea watchers are good book-buyers, rarely able to resist scratching that itch of interest caused by the world’s worst…

Easy rider: Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Killing Eve

Camp, preposterous and weirdly good fun: Killing Eve reviewed

22 September 2018 9:00 am

After the all-conquering success of Fleabag — her brilliant dark comedy about a smart but rudderless young woman in London…

Donald Trump and Moon Jae-In (image: Getty)

Donald Trump’s murky past is catching up with him

26 May 2018 9:00 am

 Washington, DC It was a petulant Donald Trump who appeared at a White House press briefing on Tuesday with the…

The Plough and the Stars at the Lyric Hammersmith shows Sean O’Casey is one of the greats

31 March 2018 9:00 am

The Plough and the Stars by Sean O’Casey looks at the Irish nationalist movement during the events of Easter 1916.…

Portrait of the Week: Oxfam faces losing funding as crisis grows over abuse claims

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Home The Charity Commission said it would hold a statutory inquiry into a scandal in which Oxfam staff paid for…

Could the Serious Fraud Office put an end to Barclays as we know it?

17 February 2018 9:00 am

The Serious Fraud Office has upped the stakes in the case of the controversial $3 billion Qatari financing that saved…

His critics can’t admit it, but Trump’s crazy tactics are succeeding

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Among the many new political maladies of our age, one has been left largely undiagnosed. This is Trump Derangement Syndrome,…

Rolling tanks, plastic flowers and madness on parade: A visit to North Korea

16 December 2017 9:00 am

As Kim Jong-un might blow up the world next year, if not this, and people are forever trying to work…

Prince Harry announces his engagement to US actress Meghan Markle

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Home The engagement was announced of Prince Henry of Wales, aged 33, and the Los Angeles-born Meghan Markle, an actress…

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…

Woman of a thousand voices

30 September 2017 9:00 am

‘On air, I could be the most glamorous, gorgeous, tall, black-haired female… Whatever I wanted to be, I could be……

The mystery of socialism’s enduring appeal

23 September 2017 9:00 am

One of the mysteries of our age is why socialism continues to appeal to so many people. Whether in the…

Going nuclear

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Wednesday marked the 72nd anniversary of the dropping of the bomb on Nagasaki. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki prompted…

Portrait of the week

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Home British negotiators are prepared to pay up to £36 billion to the EU to settle the so-called divorce bill…

Portrait of the week

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, made a speech in the British Museum warning of war if Britain left the…

Why did Cameron call a referendum if he thought it could start a war?

14 May 2016 9:00 am

One of the many problems with David Cameron’s threat that leaving the European Union could plunge us into war is…

Portrait of the week

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that if Britain left the European Union, France could stop allowing British officials…

Portrait of the week

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, decided to allow ministers to campaign for either side in the referendum on membership…