Helle Thorning-Schmidt

In another dramatic political year, it seems like another age when the Labour Party was at war and backbenchers were demanding
With the right opportunities and the chance to learn, children like Ali will no longer be pressured to work - giving him and his family the hope they need to rebuild their lives, and potentially their country, if or when it is safe for them to return.
The complexities of this crisis go beyond the very real human need I saw playing out in Fedeto. Were it faced with this drought alone, the Government of Ethiopia would have a heady, but manageable task. Sadly, all indications of the climate change trajectory suggest that this is not an isolated case of drought, but rather the paradigm for what is yet to come.
An equal society, a happy nation, the least corrupt country in the world. Denmark has a lot going for it, particularly when it comes to soft power. But just how welcoming is it to foreigners?
It's expected that Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who's already been PM once, will become Denmark's next leader. Over the last few months he's had to battle criticisms over his expenses. His party, The Liberals (Venstre) had its worst election night in twenty-five years, losing around a quarter of its votes.
Rather like Birgitte Nyborg, the fictional prime minister in the Danish drama Borgen, Thorning-Schmidt has been staging a political fight back. Over the last few months, she's gained ground on her main opponent, Lars Løkke Rasmussen.
Barack Obama wants to “do nothing” on the world stage and the United Nations is a “laughing stock”, according to new Labour
Politians are forever requesting that voters judge them on substance rather than style. Yet the realities of our telegenic age are that they are often judged on both. So is it possible for a political leader to simultaneously achieve success in both areas?
It is one of the most famous selfies ever taken. Last year, during the memorial service to Nelson Mandela, president Obama