Canadian Bank boss drawn to London’s ‘new Rome’
All roads in the ancient world led to Rome. Now the ambitious beat a path to the UK capital, as this week’s top appointment shows. Who are the winners and losers?
Greek fascists prosper as austerity bites
As the Eurozone crisis plunges Greece into unemployment, unrest and poverty, far-right party Golden Dawn are reaping the benefits. Is history repeating itself?
Survey shows Britons hardened by austerity
An annual poll of British attitudes portrays a nation grappling with economic turmoil: tough on immigration, tough on welfare – but tough on the government as well.
Tragedy in Mediterranean as migrant boats capsize
Twice in recent days, small boats crammed with refugees have capsized, killing half of their human cargo. Why do people risk these awful voyages? And can anything be done?
Wrestlers barred from Olympics after immigrant row
Britain’s wrestlers have had their allocation of Olympic places cut from three to one after failing to meet performance targets. The bad news follows a bizarre feud over foreign fighters.
French president: Europe has ‘too many foreigners’
President Nicolas Sarkozy of France is on course for a defeat in next month’s national elections. Now, in search of a boost in the polls, he has launched a fiery attack on immigration to Europe.
Ping-Pong Poms choosing the UK over Australia
For years, Brits have fled the UK for the promise of sun, sea and sport in Oz. New figures, however, show many are leaving. Is the Australian dream not what it’s cracked up to be?
Immigration to UK hits record despite tough talk
Figures released yesterday show net immigration to Britain was at unprecedented levels last year. The news has reignited one of the most controversial debates in politics.
Anti-Slavery Day highlights secret world of abuse
Even in the modern world, millions of people globally are still being held as slaves. Slavery now keeps to the shadows – but it remains frighteningly easy to deprive someone of their freedom.
Britain debates letting in ‘the right people’
David Cameron has told Britons to report illegal immigrants. It's part of a scheme to reduce the numbers moving to the UK. Some say restrictions will damage business and culture.
Arrest of IMF chief gives boost to Europe’s far-right
A prominent French politician faces trial for sex crimes. The scandal could deliver a major European nation to anti-immigration extremists.