Protesters march to show their opposition against what they called ‘Hate Bill 2,’ which they urged lawmakers to repeal as legislators convened for a short session in Raleigh, North Carolina on Monday. Photograph: Marti Maguire/Reuters

Supporters and opponents of a new North Carolina transgender law have been holding competing rallies on the first day of the state’s legislative sessi(...)

 US president Barack Obama speaks at the ‘town hall’ discussion  at the Royal Horticultural Halls  in London. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has described the peace process in Northern Ireland as an example of what can be achieved when the US and Britain work toget(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump  gestures to the crowd during an appearance on NBC’s  Today Show in Rockefeller Plaza in New York. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sided on Thursday with those criticising a controversial new North Carolina law requiring transgender p(...)

Opponents of a new state law that restricts transgender bathroom use and pre-empts local governments from creating their own anti-discrimination policies at a counter-rally across the street from a rally for proponents of the new law, outside the the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh earlier this month. File photograph: Ray Whitehouse/New York Times

North Carolina business leaders on Tuesday called for a repeal of a new state law they blamed for mounting economic losses as opponents of the legisla(...)

Paul O’Brien: Growth Hacker and start-up consultant

“Tech hub” is a meaningless term. As the sector grows in size and influence, almost every city in the US has attached the label to its list of local a(...)

 Bryan Adams performs  at the 2016 Juno Awards in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 3rd, 2016. File photograph: Mike Ridewood/Reuters

Canadian singer Bryan Adams has cancelled a show in Mississippi to protest a new state law that will allow people with religious objections deny servi(...)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Bruce Springsteen has canceled a concert in North Carolina this weekend in protest of the state’s new law on gay and transgender rights, becoming perh(...)

PayPal isn’t at all bothered to have Saudi Arabia as one of the countries in which it offers its services.Photograph: Alan Betson

This week’s topic is hypocrisy in the corporate world. Oh, I know – we could be here forever. That’s why I have narrowed down that vast category to (...)

Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim waves to the crowd after cutting down the net after defeating the Virginia Cavaliers in the championship game of the midwest regional of the NCAA Tournament at the United Center. Photograph: Dennis Wierzbicki/Usa Today Sports

When the USA basketball team made its publicity appearance at the London Olympics in 2012, members of the media jostled to get within ear-shot – and s(...)

Samuel Dennigan: “People find self-expression not only through fashion or music, but also through food. That’s what our typical consumer wants.”

Samuel Dennigan is the founder of Strong Roots, a new food business intent on bringing chutzpah to the frozen veg aisle. “Our focus is developing heal(...)