A well-trained military is crucial to a functioning civil democracy, but it can be a liability too.
After taking more than 13% of the vote, this young party is entering parliament for the first time. And a lot of people are upset about it.
The chancellor wins again, but the rise of the populists will probably force the next administration to the right.
Earthquake drills, advance warning systems and higher building standards all help to save lives.
The British PM finally acknowledged the need for a transition deal, which will play well in Brussels. But her vision for the future continues to amount to vague platitudes.
Guerilla street artist Banksy has livened up the new Basquiat exhibition in London with some choice murals outside. But is it an homage or infringement?
Successful counterinsurgency depends on winning the hearts and minds of men and women.
Building work on brownfield sites is often delayed while newts are moved to ponds elsewhere.
The chancellor remains strong but right-wing populists are likely to enter parliament on Sunday.
Are harsher measures to squeeze North Korea's population worth it? Everything we know about sanctions says probably not.
Digital fitness trackers may look cool, but many teenagers don't want them in PE lessons.
Pearls of wisdom for a prince will serve a prime minister, too.
Did pride come before the fall for Ireland's budget airline?
But you wouldn't know it to look at a newspaper.
Mental healthcare in the UK needs more integrated solutions, not patch-ups.
Comparisons with other immigration systems that deny rights to temporary workers raise questions over Britain's post-Brexit future.
An overhaul of the probation system has left the justice system foundering.
An expert in post-disaster reconstruction explains what works, and what doesn't, when it comes to rebuilding a city.
Growing up with the threat of earthquakes, you learn how people can come together in the aftermath.
A preoccupied US combined with India, China and Russia protecting their own interests created the perfect conditions for Myanmar to settle its Rohingya issue
The Madrid government is doing everything it can to stop the planned October 1 referendum from happening.
A survey of young voters reveals a lack of engagement in politics.
A round of ominous war games might not be cover for military action, but it could raise tensions to an explosive level.
Are dating apps destroying men's self-esteem?
Historically, there have been numerous cultural manifestations of austerity that shed light on its enduring appeal.