Crises spur opening of EU’s public purse

As terrorists and refugees capture headlines Europe’s leaders finally change tack on tax and spending

The mirage of an anti-Isis grand coalition

For a united front to work everyone must agree on a common enemy

Trumpism has triumphed, whoever wins

Donald Trump’s invective has disrupted the character of US politics. It will be hard to change

Macri’s choice: shock treatment or gradual change

Latin America’s pink tide ebbs further with victory of Buenos Aires mayor

EU bows deeply to Erdogan over migrants

Turkey’s president has been showered with goodies in a desperate attempt to find a solution

How Putin managed jet bomb reaction

Cool communication strategy prevented air disaster from becoming a political liability for president

My daughter is calm: ‘We’re used to this’

Parisians are realising that things could have been worse, and that they will never be the same

Catalan crisis helps revive Rajoy

With tensions spiking, Spanish leader’s experience may gain traction with voters

Migrant crisis disturbs Balkan ghosts

An HDZ poll victory on Sunday would make Croatia more likely to copy Hungary’s hard line

Leaders’ woes point to bigger HK troubles

Careers of all three post-handover chiefs are tarnished and split among citizens is growing

The US debates are frauds and need fixing

There is little attempt to find out how candidates stand on a particular issue

Revolution in air as Latina voters eye change

Volatile times lie ahead as popular expectations remain high

End of Days for Republican establishment

Trump and Carson are no longer long shots for the party’s presidential nomination

South Korea takes control of its history

President accused of exploiting leftwing ideology fears in pushing for government-produced books

Lula and Rousseff in soap opera clash

Differences have rarely burst into the open as they have in October

Syria conflict will elude Putin’s control

President tries to show he has a decisive grip on the war but that already looks like a mirage

Big tent proves too small for the Fed

It is time for Yellen to put clarity before consensus

China’s crackdown breeds Uighur resentment

The security-led response is leading to greater tension

Turkey follows Syria into sectarian strife

The Ankara atrocity testifies to the politics of division and an ambition shared with Isis

Clinton and Sanders go head to head

Democratic frontrunner seeks to claw back ground as she confronts socialist rival in TV debate