The intensity of the general election media coverage in these opening weeks of the formal campaign reflects the public interest in an outcome that not even the most seasoned observer can forecast. Journalists...

Shopping centres, office blocks and warehouses worth up to £5bn could be put up for sale as the turmoil in the UK commercial property sector prompted by the Brexit vote forces fund managers to revalue...

Colombia has arrested an army general for his role a decade ago in the killing of civilians presented as guerrillas killed in combat, the highest-ranking military officer to ever be detained for such crimes. Gen...

“Feeling blue” might be more than just a metaphor. Indeed, how we feel about the world can play a huge role in how we see it, according to a study in the journal Psychological Science. Feeling sad...

What are the issues? Ireland’s economy is set to dominate the election. The Republic suffered a severe downturn after the financial crash in 2008, with billions of euros borrowed from the EU and the...

The Queensland solicitor general was disqualified from giving advice to the government on the state’s largest known defamation payout because he acted for Campbell Newman in his ill-fated defence. Peter...

In December, Spain’s leftwing parties scored a narrow triumph over the incumbent, pro-austerity People’s party (PP) of the prime minister, Mariano Rajoy. They won more votes and were in a much better...

After sweeping aside his Republican rivals, Donald Trump and his advisers must now build a campaign for the general election that shows he is not just a brash insurgent. Trump tried to display some discipline...

Bill Shorten has rebuked a senior member of his team for making remarks critical of the governor general. On Monday morning, Stephen Conroy accused Sir Peter Cosgrove of “demeaning the office of governor...

Boris Johnson would not call a general election immediately if he won the Conservative party leadership election and took over as prime minister, it is understood. Johnson is one of several Tories about...