Kerry faces Munich moment over Syrian war

The costs of sitting back from the conflict are growing, not least for the EU

Violence tests India-Africa relationship

Modi’s hopes of ‘partnership for prosperity’ suffers blow after attack on Tanzanians in Bangalore

Issue of €500 denomination is noteworthy

Shredding the high-value bill will stoke divisions within the eurozone

Irish comeback is no thanks to Brussels

Export-led revival has had little to do with ‘internal devaluation’

Macron proving a thorn in Hollande’s side

French minister’s attack on Socialists’ proudest achievement may have implications for own job

Donald Trump has a problem with women

To become president, he would need to win a higher share of the female vote than Mitt Romney did

Merkel’s migrant policy is losing favour

Chancellor feels strain as splinter group calls for tighter border controls

Taiwan poses China generational challenge

Election of Tsai Ing-wen highlights changing attitudes on the island and problems for Beijing

America’s new best friends: France and Australia

UK and Israel replaced on list of key allies

Palin and Trump: a duo to irk conservatives

Former running mate blazed trail for the populist Republican

Renzi sharpens rhetorical barbs at EU

PM’s attacks on the EU reflect shifting public opinion in Italy over the past decade

Belying China’s two-track economy tale

Debt and swath of heavy industry are the real tripwires

Swiss face challenge of EU uncertainty

Determination to preserve independence creates risk over economy

Puigdemont provides twist in Catalan drama

Pressure grows on Spain’s mainstream parties to form common front against new Catalan government

Cologne assaults test German tolerance

Momentum builds towards emphasis on integrating minorities

Abe swaps fiscal choice for political vantage

Japan’s prime minister bets exempting food from tax rise strengthens his hand ahead of elections

Hong Kong deal stirs press freedom fears

Alibaba’s purchase of South China Morning Post poses intriguing questions

Cameron needs Brussels win to avert Brexit

Prime minister must show eurosceptics he has won real concessions if he is to keep Britain in EU

Suspicion clouds China’s pollution war

Public cynicism soars after Beijing ‘airpocalypse’ fails to trigger red alert

Le Pen aside, EU populists are floundering

There are indications that support for anti-establishment parties has peaked

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