We're not the only country in the world dealing with election fever. Here's Charles Richardson's update on elections in Mali, Czech Republic, Venezuela and Iran.
The world is a poorer place this week with the loss of Vaclav Havel.
Two elections held at the weekend provide an interesting angle on how democracies respond to crisis. The first, in the Czech Republic, the second, over in Colombia.
The police don’t arrest people with an addiction to alcohol, gambling or sex, so why do we make criminals of people who just happen to be addicted to drugs?
Obama's decision to junk Bush-era plans for a missile defence shield in Europe isn't a capitulation to Russia, says Mark Ambinder.
We were willing to sacrifice the Amazon for the sake of our air con, but this is too far: climate change is ruining the flavour of hops, a key ingredient in beer, and the very existence of delicious pilsner lager is now at stake.