Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker and Wolfgang Schäuble at a  reception to mark Schäuble’s 75th birthday. Photograph: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

When German voters go to the polls on Sunday, one result is certain: Wolfgang Schäuble will be returned to the Bundestag, where he has been a member s(...)

 Archbishop Eamon Martin: in a joint Easter message questioned attitudes to truth. Photograph:  PA Wire

Attitudes to the truth in today’s world echo those of Pontius Pilate at the trial of Jesus, the Catholic and Church of Ireland primates have said in a(...)

‘Studies  show we often confuse being angry with actually doing something. We think, “I took a stand on Twitter,” and then we move on,’ says Brant Hansen, author of Unoffendable. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Are people more prone to taking offence these days? Even asking that question has the potential to cause offence. “Oh, here we go again,” you may thi(...)

It was Time Magazine’s cover rather than the very substantial article itself that attracted most of the ire back in 1966.

It is just over 50 years since the cover story of US magazine Time posed its famous question: “Is God Dead?” A predictable reaction followed – an ava(...)