Iżm just back from Paris - exhausted and not a little upset by what I saw and heard. One of the few good things to come out of these bleak few days is the sudden interest in atrocities committed in
Britain is going all out to get Chinese investment and to increase British exports, but the Chinese are pragmatic too. They'll invest where they will get a good return and import the best products.
"If you have a young man of army age in your bus or someone they think is a spy, there's nothing you can do. They take them off the bus, beat them and send them back to Raqqa."
People sometimes say that foreign journalists make too much of the wanton demolition in historical sites such as Palmyra and Nineveh. People's lives matter more, they say.
In President Assad's heartland the Russian decision to start air strikes on Syrian rebel positions is being hailed by ordinary people, who hope they mark the beginning of the end of a long war.
After I reported on scenes of desperation at the Greece/Macedonia border, there was nearly as much outrage about the use of language as the plight of the people.
The death sentences passed down on eight Gaddafi era officials, including the dictator's son Saif al Islam, are unlikely to cause much outrage in Libya. In fact, they may be a cause for celebration.
A deal on Iran's nuclear programme would be a historic event - but it could come at the expense of angering some of the US's staunchest allies.
I found myself thinking about Rupert Brooke's soldier this morning as we mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and think about British tourists who were murdered in Tunisia.