US president Barack Obama  has gone to great lengths to break out of the cloistered Washington scene, which he clearly hates. Photograph: Getty Images

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Facebook has moved to defend and clarify its policies on gender-based hate speech amid pressure from advertisers.  Photograph: Martin Keene/PA Wire.

Facebook has moved to defend and clarify its policies on gender-based hate speech amid pressure from advertisers. The company said there (...)

A group of visiting MEPs has expressed concern at the "restrictive aspects" of the proposed legislation on abortion here. Four members of(...)