Kurds cry betrayal as Trump withdraws support
Should Kurdistan be an independent country? Donald Trump’s abrupt cave-in yesterday, pulling support from the USA’s old allies in the fight against ISIS, has left 45 million people at risk.
Golden year: the England football revolution
Can it last? England’s win over Croatia this weekend capped a great year for the national side. The match symbolised the many ways England have evolved in 2018: here are the five biggest.
Leaders clash over nationalism v patriotism
Is nationalism always bad? Emmanuel Macron has launched a very thinly-veiled attack on self-proclaimed nationalist Donald Trump, describing the ideology as a “betrayal of patriotism”.
Catalan crisis sparks European secession talk
Could more European regions go independent? The situation in Catalonia is escalating, as Spain establishes direct rule over the breakaway region. Yesterday, thousands held a march for unity.
French ‘fascists’ defeated at gates of power
Front National was narrowly beaten to third place in France’s local elections, gaining 25% and causing fears of a neo-fascist future for Europe. How sinister are the party’s policies?
Huge crowds flock to WW1 Remembrance artwork
The field of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London has caught the public imagination. But does such a beautiful memorial to those killed blind us to the horror of the First World War?
Greek neo-Nazi party faces ban after killing
Golden Dawn, Greece’s growing party of militant nationalism, has long inspired fear and revulsion. But following the murder of a left-wing rapper, should the party be banned altogether?
Haggis, kilts and reels for a very Scottish night
Tonight, Scots all over the world will raise a dram to national poet Robert Burns. The night is a celebration of Scottish culture but how important is this party to national identity?
‘Lone Star’ Texans campaign to leave USA
A century and a half after the bloody American Civil War, the spectre of secession is rising again. Meanwhile, Spain and the UK strain at the seams. Is the nation state in crisis?
Prime Minister picks Jerusalem for English anthem
England does not have its own national anthem. Today, there is talk of that changing – and David Cameron has put forward Jerusalem as his favourite for England’s official song.
Relief and outrage at Queen’s handshake with rebel
Martin McGuinness was once a commander in the militant organisation that killed thousand of British citizens. Today, in a historic gesture, Queen Elizabeth II will publicly shake his hand.
Cameron challenges Scots over independence vote
Scots have been asked to decide by next year whether they want to remain a member of the United Kingdom. A ‘no’ could cut the ties of a union that has existed for over 300 years.
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.