Author

 
Jon Henley

Jon Henley

    France requests EU help in wake of Paris attacks
    France requests EU help in wake of Paris attacks
    France has formally demanded European Union assistance after Islamic State’s bloody attacks on Paris, as 
    Faint signs of hope as Greece is bailed out once again
    Faint signs of hope as Greece is bailed out once again
    Greece's stock market rallied on news that Greece and its creditors have reached an outline agreement over an €86-billion bailout....
    Greek economy teeters on the edge
    Greek economy teeters on the edge
    "Everybody's doing it," says Joanna Christofosaki, who is standing near a Eurobank cash dispenser in Kolonaki, Athens. "Our friends have all done...
    Barcelona's homeless profit from handwritten fonts
    Barcelona's homeless profit from handwritten fonts
    Writing the cardboard sign you use to beg, says Guillermo, one of Barcelona's estimated 3 000 homeless people, is just "really shitty. You're...
    Is a pistol the answer to India's rape problem?
    Is a pistol the answer to India's rape problem?
    It weighs barely 500g, is slim enough to slip into a purse, features an attractive darkwood handle on a black titanium-alloy body and comes in a...
    Cocaine city's makeover
    Cocaine city's makeover
    Once, Medellin was known for one thing only: barely two decades ago, when cocaine king Pablo Escobar had a bounty on the heads of police officers...
    Improved treatment for humans courtesy of veterinarians
    Improved treatment for humans courtesy of veterinarians
    If he could see himself, Harry would have been horrified. Slack-mouthed, out for the count, he had drips going into him, tubes coming out of him,...
    Put your insomnia problems to bed
    Put your insomnia problems to bed
    Women are three times more likely to be affected by insomnia than men.
    Technology breaks the silence
    Technology breaks the silence
    I am sitting staring at a computer screen. So far so banal, except that this screen features a red dot that, by some technological magic, tracks the...
    In tough times, Greeks bear gifts
    In tough times, Greeks bear gifts
    Spyros Gkelis, a smart and hard-working biology lecturer from Thessaloniki, sees it like this. "If someone shoves you," he said, "you know, like...
    Has your extra virgin been deflowered by canola?
    Has your extra virgin been deflowered by canola?
    The website Olive Oil Times reported last month that two Spanish businesspeople had been sentenced to two years in prison in Cordoba for selling...
    Beyond Saro-Wiwa the martyr
    Beyond Saro-Wiwa the martyr
    To most of us Ken Saro-Wiwa was a Nigerian activist and a martyr -- a brave and inspiring campaigner who led his Ogoni people's struggle against...