- Benjamin Netanyahu’s explicit disavowal of a Palestinian state ahead of his election victory leaves a bleak international outlook for Israel, writes Gideon Rachman
- London’s attempt to curry favour in Beijing by signing up to China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank does not make much sense commercially and suggests a misjudgment of what may be gained
- Greek calls for multibillion euro reparations from Germany for crimes committed during the Nazi occupation have found some unlikely allies in Berlin, as the bitter fight over bailout loans continues
- China’s policy of ‘chequebook diplomacy’ is suffering setbacks as recipients of its largesse – from Ukraine to Zimbabwe – struggle to repay loans, putting Beijing’s claims of leadership in the developing world at risk
- Life under Isis: An explosion at the gates, sleeper cells attacking from within – how militants overthrew the city of Hit in less than 24 hours (The Independent)
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