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Cutting to the chase

Twitter #brexit

Boilers, bluster, and the Brexit

How a few casual conversations revealed some unsettling truths about the Brexit debate

Melanie Sully

Brexit brawl goes on, but who's read Article 50?

How a "leave" vote could see UK at the mercy of Brussels in more ways than they ever imagined.

Faymann geht

Why the SPÖ is falling apart

Werner Faymann has resigned as Chancellor and SPÖ party leader. The party is in disarray, and it's not clear how they can get back on track. Reinhard Heinisch explains why the SPÖ has lost its way.

Inside the Vial detention camp

Inside the Vial detention camp

Wenzel Michalski of Human Rights Watch describes life under the cramped, insanitary and unsafe conditions in the Vial camp on the Greek island of Chios.

Trauernde in Brüssel

"Nobody is safe in Europe"

Why anti-terrorism can only succeed if countries work together. In the meantime, everyone is equally at risk.


New pressures and thinking outside the box

How Staffan de Mistura may pull off the greatest feat of modern diplomacy

Donald Trump

How much could Trump get away with?

Fiery rhetoric is one thing, but there is a real possibility that The Donald could actually deliver on his threats and promises.

Donald Trump

Can anyone stop the runaway Trump-train?

How the GOP dug what could be its own grave


Rumours, rhetoric, and restrictions

Why current refugee policy is counter productive

Bernie Sanders celebrates a crushing win over Hillary Clinton - but can he sustain the momentum in South Carolina and Nevada?

Hillary about to "claw her way back"?

Reality Check: New Hampshire primaries, the situation on Lesbos, France's anti-terror plans, choosing the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Männer mit Maschinengewehren und in schwarzer Tarnkleidung

"A clear and present danger in 6 to 12 months"

Reality Check: The growth of Islamic State/Daesh in Libya, al-Shabab, Turkey refugees, North Korea rocket, Myanmar presidency.


The wider risks of the refugee crisis

Reality Check. Why the refugee crisis could threaten Middle East stability, Germany's money laundering measures, Hong Kong's "disappearing" booksellers, the dangers of the lack of shipping controls, why trade in bees is wiping them out.


Daesh "has pulled the tail of the French cockerel"

Reality Check: mourning, military response and the Molenbeek connection

Francois Hollande

Paris: "The conflict no longer has borders"

Today, the world is a different place. Last night's attacks by the Islamic State group in Paris have changed the the map and opened a new chapter in the "war on terror".

Jihadi John

The fall of "Jihadi John"

Jihadi John, Beirut bombs, Austria fence, Myanmar election results, EU lobbying

kurdish peshmerga

Sinjar: "interdicting the supply route"

Reality Check: the battle for Sinjar, Malta conference day 2, Burundi violence, Greece general strike, Share the Meal

Flüchtlingskinder auf dem Marsch

Why refugee relocation has to succeed

Reality Check: Valetta migration conference, relocating refugees, doping in sport, Helmut Schmidt obit, Daniel Sloss


I.S. Claims "are feasible"

Reality Check: Did Islamic State bomb Russian airliner? US-China tensions, a new Rome Mafia, Romania protests continue, the northern route for asylum seekers

Thousands of Afghans arrive in Austria hoping to asylum, but more and more will be disappointed, under the new laws.

"It's not where you come from, but where you can return to"

Reality Check: Afghan Asylum Seekers, Yitzhak Rabin anniversary, Romanian government resigns, Norway gay marriage, Paris pollution

Protestierende Frau

Syria talks "absurd" without Syria's presence

Reality Check: Syria talks, Portuguese government crisis, Turkey elections, North Korea forced labour, unemployment in Austria

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