Scottish independence

Scotland will decide in a referendum on September 18 whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with England

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

Asia maritime tensions

Clashes have escalated over the past two years, with Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam accusing Beijing of upsetting regional stability by aggressively claiming disputed territories and waters

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

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

A Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has been shot down in a missile attack over eastern Ukraine

First World War Centenary

Commemorations have taken very different forms across Europe to mark the opening of hostilities in the Great War

Syria crisis

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

Market Bubbles

An FT series that examines the nature of bubbles and delves into some of the more frothy areas of the market

Teutonic shifts FT series

Teutonic shifts

An FT series investigating the problems facing German companies and the wide-ranging consequences