The rise of Facebook and Twitter is not necessarily a happy story for democracy.
Printers have been overwhelmed with orders for the first edition of the text to be published in Germany since 1945.
Reflecting on flood insurance
Insuring the most at-risk homes should become easier after April, but the latest deluge makes the new scheme look fragile.
Save our foxes: another day, another protest.
There were more protests in Britain last year than at any time since the 1970s.
A man holds a giant pencil as tribute in a solidarity march for Charlie Hebdo victims
France was left reeling by the attacks of January 2015 and things only got worse as the year unfolded – so why the political inertia?
Why do some people reach for the word “witch” to describe the women around them?
Heks op de bezem, Kees Groeneveld, 1959.
Why did Peter Dutton choose 'witch' when describing Samantha Maiden? The word has a long history of misogyny – particularly towards outspoken or powerful women.
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 4 2015.
An expert on American political rhetoric breaks down Donald Trump's rhetorical prowess, pointing to the various techniques the candidate has mastered.
Winston Churchill: a titan of oratory.
Political speeches can teach us a great deal about how to win over an audience – and we can all apply the simple lessons.
When do we head to Wembley?
How India's prime minister secured a rehabilitation from a legacy of post-colonial violence.
A giant in thought: Helmut Schmidt.
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What would they have thought of today's pygmy politicians?
Smile if you want to smash the state.
There's far more to anarchy than protests and men in masks.
Spark of life? The global steel market has no thought for the UK industry.
It should be no surprise that a once great industry has lost its edge – the shine dullened a while ago.
A petrochemical complex on Iran’s Persian Gulf coast.
The merest hint of a successful deal over Iran’s nuclear programme is enough to get people excited. And as the country emerges from economic isolation, nowhere is the enthusiasm more keenly felt than in…
On a knife edge. Winter strikes.
When cold weather hits, heating costs can be a matter of life and death. So why are community groups the front line and not government?
Protesters hold placards reading ‘we know who the killer is’.
Beleaguered president may about to receive an unequivical message from voters.
Cooling enthusiasm. Is a key part of climate change mitigation going up in smoke?
A technology designed to reduce the effect of fossil fuels on the climate has received £1 bln in subsidies and has nothing to show for it.
Leaving the club?
We should be debating the options for Brexit to better understand what is at stake.
The wisdom of crowds? An anti-corruption rally in India.
Could the key to countering a culture of bribery and greed be in the hands of the people?
Contemporary circus and circus-infused physical theatre are amongst Australia’s most innovative and in-demand cultural exports. It's a performance craft with a proud history behind it.
Discretionary pricing… for scientists and surveyors.
Hidden Science Map
If the government wants to tackle wealth inequality, then it has the tools at its disposal to help people pay a fair amount for everyday goods.