US president Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the final version of his Clean Power Plan, a set of Environmental Protection Agency regulations that, if implemented, would represent the strongest action ever taken by the United States to combat climate change. Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times.

US president Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the final version of his Clean Power Plan, a set of Environmental Protection Agency regulations that, if (...)

US president Barack Obama: “We only get one home. We only get one planet. There’s no plan B.” Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

President Barack Obama yesterday challenged the United States and the rest of the world to step up efforts to fight global warming, at the formal unve(...)

US president Barack Obama: Clean Power Plan ‘the biggest, most important step we have ever taken to combat climate change’. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Barack Obama will tomorrow unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants as he aims to cem(...)

Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton:  Biden is talking to friends, family and donors about jumping in. The 72-year-old vice-president has been having meetings to explore the idea of taking on Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. Photograph: Luke Sharret/The New York Times

A pattern of cutting corners, a patina of entitlement and inevitability, has led to this. Destroying digital messages and thwarting official investiga(...)

Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is scheduled to open in September 2016. Photograph: Simon Carswell

When the White House said, following the latest mass shooting in the United States, that president Barack Obama believed the Confederate flag “belongs(...)

Smoke billows over the Japanese city of Nagasaki after an atomic bomb was dropped on August 9th, 1945. Photograph: Reuters

Polls show most Americans still consider the decision to use atomic weapons in the second World War correct, although support among women and the youn(...)

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house is seen on the University of Virginia campus on December 6th, 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Jay Paul/Getty Images

Three university graduates profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story have filed a lawsuit against the (...)

Jeremy Masding, chief executive of Permanent TSB accidentally revealed his notes at a press conference at the bank’s headquarters in Dublin, after an investigation has revealed that serious failures by the bank has led to people losing their homes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Jeremy Masding, group chief executive of Permanent TSB rather publicly shared his presentation notes to self at yesterday’s press conference where (...)

US president Barack Obama with African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (right) arrives to speak about security and economic issues and US-Africa relations at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama has made a scathing attack on Africa’s culture of presidents-for-life, urging the continent’s leaders to follow the example of George W(...)

Jonathan Pollard is pictured im May 1991 file photo, six years after his 1985 arrest. File photograph: Reuters

Jonathan Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on parole on November 21st after 30 years in (...)