Europe

Germany set for crucial parliamentary vote

Germans will be heading to the polls later this month in a parliamentary vote that could decide if Angela Merkel remains Chancellor.

Opinion

The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Weather

Excessive heat replaced by excessive storms in Poland

For the second time in a week, Poland has been hit by extraordinary storms.

Excessive heat replaced by excessive storms in Poland

Europe

German NGO halts refugee rescue operations off Libya

Aid group suspends sea-borne missions after MSF halted the use of its largest boat because of 'hostile environment'.

German NGO halts refugee rescue operations off Libya

Poverty & Development

Week in pictures: From Kenya election to Indian protest

A photo round-up of some of last week's key events, including anti-Zuma protests and the retirement of Usain Bolt.

Week in pictures: From Kenya election to Indian protest

Europe

Emergency military unit battles wildfires in Spain

An emergency military unit has intervened to help stop wildfires as local firefighters can no longer cope.

Europe

EU cracks down on Dutch eggs contaminated by pesticides

Two men have been arrested by Dutch police as part of an investigation into the illegal use of pesticides at poultry farms in Europe.

Europe

Suspect behind car attack on French soldiers arrested

The main suspect behind car attack on soldiers in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret has been shot and arrested.

Suspect behind car attack on French soldiers arrested

Opinion

When anti-Semitism and Islamophobia join hands

The campaign against George Soros has fueled a dangerous symbiosis between anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

Farid Hafez

by Farid Hafez

Farid Hafez

Europe

Spain: Drought takes toll on world's largest olive oil producer

Spain is experiencing its worst drought in decades. The lack of rain means there is less water available for agriculture and questions are being asked about what the future holds for the country's farmers.

Social media

Backlash as company designs swastika clothing line

KA design says the ancient symbol represented peace and love before being appropriated by Nazis.

Social media users slam KA design's swastika line

Inside Story

Can UK tackle growing wage gap among ethnic groups?

A new report says ethnic minority households in the UK earn up to $12,000 less than white Britons.

Europe

Spain suffers from historic drought crisis

Emergency drought measures have been imposed in parts of Spain, as it experiences its most extreme dry spell since the early 1990s.

Opinion

Provenance and plunder: What museums won't tell us

On how Western museums encourage and abet the smuggling of antiquities.

Rafia Zakaria

by Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria

Weather

Europe’s heatwave – a sign of the times

Hotter summers appear to be here to stay for much of the northern hemisphere.

Europe’s heatwave – a sign of the times