Security guards carry a student injured in the school attack  by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photograph: AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

For one of the world’s more parochial Islamist militant groups, the Pakistan Taliban, or Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has a habit of grabbing glob(...)

Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with Benjamin Netanyahu in Rome on Monday, where the Israeli president is due to meet with US secretary of state John Kerry. Photograph: Yara Nardi/Reuters.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before talks on Monday with US secretary of state John Kerry he would defy any UN move to “dictate” (...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: said the deals disclosed in the reports were legal but agreed they resulted in “feeble” amounts of tax being paid by the corporations concerned

A former employee of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg has been charged in relation to the leaking of thousands of pages of confidential documen(...)

The Rev. Al Sharpton leads the national Justice For All march against police violence along with the families of people killed by US police officers in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Thousands of protesters made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington today, marching to the US Capitol to draw attention to the deaths of una(...)

In happier times: Franklin Foer, right, with Chris Hughes, in May 2012. Photograph: James Estrin/The New York Times

Suicide by decapitation. In a rash act Chris Hughes, the 32-year-old internet tycoon who owns The New Republic (TNR), decided a week ago to bring the (...)

US house speaker John Boehner (centre) after the passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill in the House of Representatives. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The narrow passage of a budget in the US House of Representatives to keep the government open came at a price for liberal Democrats but concessions (...)

NBA king LeBron James was criticised by British media when he put his arm around Kate Middleton while wearing a sweaty post-game shirt after the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Brooklyn Nets in New York. Photograph: Neilson Barnard/The New York Times

The US was just recovering from the royal visit of Wills and Kate to New York and Washington when the tabloid gods rained down another celebrity ne(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) speaks with President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov as they meet to sign documents at the Kuksaroi Presidential Residence in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Ria Novosti/Kremlin Pool/EPA

Uzbekistan urged Russia on Wednesday to help protect Central Asia against what it said would be a rising threat from militant Islam as US forces draw (...)

Britain is “playing Ireland at Ireland’s game” in terms of actively encouraging foreign direct investment, IBEC director   Danny Mc Coy said in Brussels today. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

A British exit from the European Union would represent a major challenge to Ireland, the director of IBEC said on Tuesday in Brussels.Speaking at the (...)

Protesters have demonstrated daily in several US cities since a grand jury’s decision on Wednesday not to bring criminal charges against the white police officer whose chokehold contributed to Eric Garner’s death in New York City in July.  Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Angry crowds hurled objects at police who retaliated in a second night of clashes in northern California following the death of Eric Garner who was pu(...)