IMF chief warns of ‘1930s’ threat as growth slashed
The World Economic Forum begins in Switzerland today. Leaders face newly shrunken growth forecasts and the threat of a ‘1930s moment’, which could tear global politics apart.
Joy in Burma as banned party returns to politics
After decades of authoritarian rule, Burma is gradually opening up to democracy. Now, a party that was suppressed for decades has finally rejoined the political system.
Soul searching in Germany after neo-Nazi murders
Revelations that a neo-Nazi group carried out a string of murders and bombings have left Germany in shock. The country still wrestles with the legacy of the Third Reich.
Libya celebrates after dictator is gunned down
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, deposed tyrant of Libya, was killed yesterday by rebel fighters. His death marks the long-awaited end of the country's bloody but successful revolution.
Violence is a thing of the past, says professor
In a major new book, Harvard professor Steven Pinker says that when it comes to violence, we've never had it so good. Is killing part of human nature?
Q&A: Controversial Latin leader returns in triumph
With his defiance of the West, Hugo Chavez has become an iconic political renegade. He has major influence in South America, but are men like Chavez the region’s future – or its past?
How the West protected the Arab dictators
Torture instruments and secret files are being discovered in Egypt. They raise tough questions for Western powers that turned a blind eye for many years.
Cornered Gaddafi promises ‘martyrdom'
Isolated in his capital, Tripoli, the Libyan dictator has his back to the wall. International condemnation may not be enough to stop a bloody final act.