After four years of a government that put itself at the centre of the EU, Finland has dramatically changed course.
The current situation in which thousands are dying is untenable. Here are some ideas.
There appears to be little chance of a negotiated solution to the chaos tearing the country apart.
When it comes to women and power politics in the Islamic Republic, the road has been a long and winding road.
Whether they are migrants or refugees, people are needlessly dying by the boatload.
The coalition has presided over a muddled and reactionary foreign policy, and has done little to strengthen Britain's independent voice in the world.
Whoever wins the election, there are serious questions to answer on immigration.
The Greens have nothing on Syriza or Podemos.
Overseas aid plays a huge role in defence, which makes cutting it a dangerous mistake.
Fixing unemployment, poverty and illiteracy will be at the top of the new president's to-do list. Then there's Boko Haram.
This year has been anything but tranquil in the paradise nation of the Maldives – is it time to boycott?
The Conservatives' statements on health do not stand up to scrutiny, while their promises on mental health are vague
Talking to individual terrorists, rather than negotiating with groups, is the only way to move past violence and towards real mutual understanding.
The Conservatives have long dreamed of a property-owning democracy but this version will not solve the UK's modern housing nightmare.
Helen Zille is quitting as leader of South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. She leaves a mixed legacy.