Sport

Loew brushes aside defensive worries

Germany coach promises attacking football in World Cup qualifier against Austria despite recent defensive frailties.

Loew brushes aside defensive worries

Human Rights

Protests held against Spain spending cuts

Rallies nationwide target "financial markets coup" while king's son-in-law appears in court to face corruption charges.

Inside Story

Redefining marriage

We examine the global trend towards same-sex marriage and its implications on traditional family structures.

Inside Story

Are the royals still relevant?

As Netherlands' Queen Beatrix plans to step down, we examine the pros and cons of maintaining the modern monarchy.

Opinion

Partitioning the "two-state solution"

Semantic acceptance of the term 'State of Palestine' is of fundamental importance to the peace process, writes author.

John V. Whitbeck

by John V. Whitbeck

John V. Whitbeck

Opinion

The world has spoken

Despite the nine countries that voted "no" against Palestine in the UN, it is clear the majority of the world disagrees.

John V. Whitbeck

by John V. Whitbeck

John V. Whitbeck

Sport

France snatch late draw against Spain

Oliver Giroud's last-minute header ends Spain's run of 24 consecutive wins in European World Cup qualifying.

France snatch late draw against Spain

Sport

Philippe Gilbert wins stage nine of Vuelta

Joaquim Rodriguez retains possession of overall leader jersey as Belgium's Philippe Gilbert dashes to stage nine win.

Philippe Gilbert wins stage nine of Vuelta

Opinion

Women in parliaments: Contested geographies

Examining female participation rates in parliaments reveals a new picture of women's rights across the globe.

Manuela Picq

by Manuela Picq

Manuela Picq

Sport

Five other nations join Euro 2012 party

Denmark, Russia, Greece, Sweden and France qualify for 2012 finals while Scotland miss out and Ireland make playoffs.

Five other nations join Euro 2012 party

Sport

Worthington resigns as Northern Ireland boss

Northern Ireland look for new manager after failure to qualify for Euro 2012 while Ireland need replacement striker.

Worthington resigns as Northern Ireland boss

Sport

England reach Euro 2012

Greece, France and Russia took giant steps toward next year's Euro finals with victories in their qualifying games.

England reach Euro 2012

Sport

Germany book Euro 2012 ticket

Germany become the first nation to qualify for next summer's European Championship with 6-2 victory over Austria.

Germany book Euro 2012 ticket

Sport

England fail to inspire at Wembley

Poor first-half performance ensures England's hopes of qualifying for Euro 2012 take a blow with 2-2 draw against Swiss.

England fail to inspire at Wembley

Sport

Germany, England on course for Euro finals

Big teams continue to make progress as Euro 2012 qualifying matches continue.

Germany, England on course for Euro finals