Ray of hope descends on war-torn Ukraine

Debt deal offers government opportunity to push through reforms

UK migration target a damaging sideshow

Making the country a less attractive place to visit is not a coherent policy

Britain’s never-ending inquiry into the Iraq war

The remit of Chilcot’s investigation was far too broad

Clinton needs to come clean over emails

Denying the gravity of her mistakes is only making matters worse

Spanish flag

Spain’s reforms a lesson for the eurozone

Rajoy’s government has boosted growth but challenges are looming

Erdogan’s election gamble in Turkey

President ignores June result to continue quest for one-man rule

Black Monday highlights Beijing’s choices

Stock market turmoil is a reminder of the delicate path the world is on

Jonathan McHugh illustration
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Cameron’s assault on gender pay justified

New data show the gap between male and female salaries is too large

The case for retiring a ‘barbarous relic’

Could a world without cash make for a much-improved economy?

Sri Lanka says good riddance to Rajapaksa

Colombo should heal wounds and develop a balanced foreign policy

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No more soft touch for UK’s big tax dodgers

HMRC should prosecute evaders and stop negotiating with them

A torn Greek national flag flies from the roof of a building in Athens

Need for honesty in crisis over Greece

Tsipras and Merkel have failed to admit hard truths to their voters

The Arctic-bound Shell drilling rig, Polar Pioneer, sits at the Port of Seattle prior to heading north to Alaska. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)
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The energy policy that America needs

Presidential candidates should back an increase in road fuel taxes

German plea over migrants must be heeded

EU’s Schengen regime is at risk because of disarray across the bloc

World should fear an emerging market rout

Developing countries need a stimulus to offset capital outflows

Renationalising Britain’s railways would be folly

The state’s grip needs to be further loosened and not tightened up

Europe’s leaders must not lose focus on Ukraine

Renewed violence in the east risks the collapse of the Minsk ceasefire


Plan to wean the UK off its monetary fix

The Bank of England could reassure markets with a small rate rise

Sisi’s crackdown in Egypt will not bring stability

His draconian regime encourages moderate opponents to join jihad

No one is forced to work in Amazon jungle

If it treats employees fairly, the retailer can be as spartan as it likes

Asia should focus more on the future

Seventy years after the war, it is time to draw a line under history

Brazil’s disaffection with Rousseff grows

The president should stay in office despite calls for impeachment

Devaluation with Chinese characteristics

Renminbi move is bad news for investors, but so far not too bad

Illustration of Jeremy Corbyn by Joe Cummings

Corbyn means trouble, not just for Labour

Victory for the radical would cause problems for Britain’s body politic

Britain’s struggle with the shale revolution

Fracking will only take off if communities are properly compensated



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