World

Biden's vow to defend Taiwan marks the end of Obama-era neutrality

23 May 2022 6:11 pm

Joe Biden will be flying back from his trip to Asia having made a big promise: that the US will…

Should a trans woman inherit a peerage over their older sister?

23 May 2022 5:40 pm

It’s House of Lords reform, Jim, but not as we know it. Matilda Simon has applied to contest the next…

Is Ukraine going to win?

23 May 2022 5:35 pm

The climactic battle for Ukraine is being fought in the east, on the dangerous, open terrain of the Donbas. Since…

How the West is helping Putin's propagandists

23 May 2022 5:10 pm

One might not think that J. R. R. Tolkien has much to do with the bitter war in Ukraine, but…

Is this the week Boris Johnson's luck finally runs out?

23 May 2022 4:40 pm

‘Is he lucky?’ Napoleon demanded to know of one of his generals. When Sue Gray’s partygate report is released in…

How Scott Morrison was defeated in Australia

22 May 2022 6:00 pm

‘Scott Morrison is empathetic – without the “em”.’ Those words, spoken on Friday by the Labor party frontbencher Jason Clare,…

Russia’s anti-Putin backlash is gathering strength

22 May 2022 4:00 pm

The backlash in Russia to Putin’s war is now visibly getting underway. For the first time, the President risks becoming…

Inside Russia’s military collapse in Ukraine

21 May 2022 4:15 pm

The Russian military has performed far worse in Ukraine than anyone could ever have predicted. After failing to take Kyiv,…

Will anyone watch a Harry and Meghan Netflix docuseries?

20 May 2022 10:13 pm

Picture the convivial scene. You have been invited into the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s palatial £11 million mansion in…

Idrissa Gueye and the problem with Pride

20 May 2022 9:57 pm

Is waving the Pride flag compulsory now? The Idrissa Gueye scandal suggests it might be. Footballer Gueye did not play…

Is this the return of football hooliganism?

20 May 2022 7:40 pm

Everton secured their Premier League safety last night, coming back from two goals down to bag a 3-2 victory against…

The age of American unexceptionalism

20 May 2022 3:02 am

Our administration would have us believe that Joe Biden is the leader of the free world. But he isn’t —…

Is 'woke' real?

20 May 2022 2:23 am

Woke is a strange phenomena, but what does it actually mean? Activists and columnists alike declare that being woke is…

What is Black Lives Matter?

20 May 2022 12:17 am

It’s hard not to admire Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter foundation. Under fire over yet another…

Who is David Sherborne, libel lawyer to the stars?

20 May 2022 12:15 am

If you’re a celeb with a burning grievance, the hottest place in town is an unassuming, Georgian terraced house in…

Nigeria's Christians are under attack, but does the West care?

19 May 2022 11:51 pm

The scene is medieval in its horror: a woman stoned, beaten and set on fire by a mob shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.…

The madness of France’s burkini bust-up

19 May 2022 6:35 pm

To burkini, or not to burkini? This is the question that divides France in the run-up to the first round…

Why should Idrissa Gueye have to wear a rainbow shirt?

19 May 2022 4:00 pm

A row about rainbows has broken out in football. Paris St-Germain players wore brightly coloured numbers — a show of…

It’s only a culture war when the right does it

19 May 2022 12:23 pm

Having recently botched South African history, the New York Times is now turning its sights to Australia. Our friends Down…

BLM is dying but it’s legacy lives on

19 May 2022 3:20 am

It can be hard to remember just how strange things were during the pandemic. Every day the front pages covered…

Trump is still the orange elephant in the room

19 May 2022 3:06 am

The big news stories this morning are not just about the results of yesterday’s primary elections, but about how big…

Is the MAGA saga coming to an end?

19 May 2022 12:25 am

Did the Trump movement get a bloody nose in last night’s Republican primaries? It’s a story that most of the…

Mervyn King: Needless money-printing fuelled inflation

18 May 2022 11:00 pm

Some £500 billion was printed by the Bank of England during the pandemic – a staggering sum that caused very…

A private girls' school is the latest transgender battleground

18 May 2022 10:01 pm

The ugly nature of the transgender debate – and the viciousness of those who seek to silence others who disagree…

Sunak faces the pressure over Britain's cost of living crisis

18 May 2022 9:54 pm

Will the Chancellor announce new measures to ease the cost of living crisis? Rishi Sunak is under pressure to do…