Hong Kong demonstrators

Hong Kong protests

Pro-democracy activists have taken to the streets in protest at Beijing’s controversial plan for electoral reform in the territory

English devolution

Calls have grown for an English settlement after the cross-party agreement towards the end of the Scottish referendum campaign to offer Edinburgh further powers

UK political party conferences

The party conference season is underway - the last before next year’s general election

Scottish independence

After two years of campaigning Scots have voted to maintain the 307-year-old union with England

Syria crisis

After three years of civil war the conflict between the Assad regime and myriad groups of rebels on the ground remains deadlocked

Eurozone in crisis

After two years of economic contraction, optimism has started to take hold that the bloc will finally return to growth in 2014

Iraq crisis

As lethal sectarian violence rises President Obama has authorised air strikes to halt the advance of Isis and prevent a possible genocide in northern Iraq

Crisis in Ukraine

Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine have escalated the political turmoil that threatens to tear the country apart