US presidential hopefuls to debate foreign policy
After months of campaigning, the candidates for the 2012 Republican nomination will finally tackle foreign policy questions head on – but not all of them think it matters at all.
Huge step for women’s rights as Saudi allows votes
The world's last bastion of exclusive male power is set to fall with yesterday's announcement that Saudi Arabian women will be allowed to stand and vote in future elections.
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?
Ed Miliband launches opposition shake-up
Labour's leader has come out fighting after a first year of criticism. He's the man whose job it is to hold the Government to account. So how is Ed Miliband doing?
Obama re-election campaign kicks off
The American President sent an email to his 13 million Democratic supporters this week, launching his bid for re-election. Is the Republican opposition fit for the fight?
Voting about voting: ‘reform’ or just change?
Two rival camps have just launched their campaigns for and against a change to our electoral system. On 5th May, every voter in Britain will be asked to decide. Which side will you support?
Eurozone crisis: Irish demand better rescue deal
Irish voters have rejected a deal to prop up failed banks and slash spending. The £73bn tussle could spook international financial markets.
Voting villains and sovereignty stand off
A divided House of Commons has debated giving prisoners the vote. The European court has forced their hand. Fears for national sovereignty expressed.
A new start: can Egypt handle democracy?
Protesters in Egypt want immediate democratic rule, but some in the West say the country's not ready, and real change must come more gradually.
Friend or foe? Government partnership tested
Conservative and Lib Dem politicians go head-to-head in an election this week while working as partners in the national coalition government.