A perennial American question: why has gun control failed?

From one angle, the answer is complicated; from another, it’s devastatingly simple. Tom McCarthy on the key features of the American gun control debate

Catalonia and Spain need a compromise, but who can deliver one?

Spain is hit by a sudden crisis that could have been avoided. A German-style confederation could still work – if there are politicians prepared to try it

Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend returns to US as police reveal details of massacre planning

Marilou Danley was in Philippines at time of shooting
Stephen Paddock placed cameras inside and outside his hotel room

Top EU official Guy Verhofstadt mocks Theresa May and Boris Johnson

The PM felt at home in the Italian city because of its political history of backstabbing and betrayal, Guy Verhofstadt jokes.

How Trump turned against gun control

When attempting to interpret Donald Trump's statements on firearm regulation, and how they could shape a presidential policy response to the Las Vegas mass shooting, the key is to note when he said them.

China to shut down North Korean companies

China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close down as it implements United Nations sanctions against the reclusive state

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