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An influx of people seeking shelter from conflict has sharpened attitudes against groups which have been in Europe for centuries.
Taking a hard line on hard Brexit has cost Britain goodwill just as it needs allies.
Members of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s team have accused Russia of hacking the campaign.
Russia could undermine the idea of a shared European reality and sway three elections key to the future of the bloc.
Le Pen has declared herself to be anti-radical Islam, and has attacked “two totalitarianisms”, namely globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.
In the aftermath of the election of US President Donald Trump and the UK’s Brexit referendum, many observers are keeping a watchful eye on how presidential elections play out in France in late April and…
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a tough election year.
When Germany goes to the polls in the second half of 2017, there is a chance that the status quo will prevail. This is a…
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The country's ambitious plans for sustainable transport and renewable energy must work in sync.
Taraneh Alidousti and Shahab Hosseini in Iran’s The Salesman.
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Things could get very interesting if Martin Schulz wins the German election and Emmanuel Macron triumphs in France.
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The only thing needed for Europe to leap towards further political integration is for French and German heads of state to support it.
The ABCC’s reintroduction has little to do with reforming the building and construction industry.
A major shift to an industrial relations model that benefits all parties will only happen with the utmost co-operation of Australian workers, unions and – most crucially – employers.
Inflammatory speech has often found fertile ground in Kenya's election campaign period. As the country approaches another political cliff-hanger, law enforcement agencies have their work cut out.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier is a president in need of a project.
The former foreign minister is uniquely placed to encourage Germany to take a more active role in the world.
Two U.S. soldiers on Easter morning, 1945.
When war broke out, black Americans fought in segregated units to serve their country. The breath of freedom they experienced in Europe flamed the fight for equality when they returned home.
There may be trouble ahead.
US accusations of German currency manipulation do not appear to be motivated by economics.
What's the proper way to behave at a Holocaust memorial? Is that even the right question?
The veil has long been a form of resistance.
Pro-Donald Trump bots worked to sway public opinion in the US election by secretly taking over pro-Hillary Clinton hashtags and spreading fake news stories.
Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?
Ovaherero and Ovambanderu attending a council for dialogue about the genocide of 1904 in Berlin.
Representatives of Namibian communities affected by the 1904-1908 genocide have filed a class action against Germany in the US seeking reparations for atrocities committed by Imperial Germany
Italian police at a press conference after Berlin attacker was killed in Italy.
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The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany's elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.
A festive decoration hangs from the truck that ploughed into the Christmas market in Berlin.
Attacks like the one in Berlin harm democracy because they spread fear and self-censorship among citizens.
Today’s violent extremists can draw inspiration from material online and through media coverage of sensational acts of violence.
We have become used to hearing stories of 'increased chatter' and 'high alerts' when it comes to terrorism. Doesn’t that mean intelligence agencies should know enough to prevent attacks?