Patricia Kaas – A Girl from the East

While hardly household names among British and Americans, any expat living in Paris – or Brussels and Berlin for that matter – cannot help...

New gales eyeing international Geneva

US President Donald Trump has rattled more cages in a fortnight than past presidents in 50 years. It will take some time for the...

It’s Christmas; Hug Families, Guzzle Eggnog – and Gird Your Loins

Déjà vu all over again. I caught a predawn cab to Roissy airport in Paris as I have so often in the past for...

Back to journalism: Making kids aware of fake news

We need to teach our kids to become discerning on the internet in order to detect what is false or propaganda. One way of...

The Swiss commune that changed ecology

Törbel (pop. 468) is a typical Upper Valaisan village of sun-blackened wooden chalets and narrow streets, accessible from Stalden near Visp by postal coach....

Leonard Cohen – That’s how the light gets in.

For millions of people around the world the shock of the US election results were enormously magnified by news of the death of Leonard...

Why the U.N. needs IRIN’s critical voice

International humanitarian and emergency aid is worth $20 billion a year. Ben Parker calls it an industry. “It's a very strange and unique complex...