The EU report says online selling may have the capacity to reduce the harm caused by drugs as the quality may be better and they are less prone to contamination

Online drug dealing has the capacity to reduce harm for users due to the higher quality of substances sold and less violence associated with criminal (...)

Ammon Bundy, leader of the armed anti-government militia, speaking at a news conference at the entrance to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters near Burns, Oregon. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

United States federal agents have closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a(...)

Mugshots of accused in Jason Corbett killing, Molly Martens Corbett and her father Thomas Michael Martens. Photograph: Davidson County

The wife and father-in-law of Co Limerick man Jason Corbett entered pleas of not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughte(...)

 Lavoy Finicum who was one of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon: he was shot dead. Photograph: by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

There was a dramatic turning point in the four-week armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon on Tuesday when the FBI arrested eight leaders of (...)

 More than 20 people marched up and down North Broadway Avenue in Burns, Oregon, holding a candlelight celebration of the life of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum. He was killed after an armed occupation of a wildlife refuge. Photograph: Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images

The leader of a month-long armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon on Wednesday urged remaining protesters to leave the site and go ho(...)

 Robert LaVoy Finicum, a rancher who acted as a spokesman for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers, was killed in an incident on Tuesday.  Photograph: Jarod Opperman/New York Times

US and state officials in Oregon on Wednesday set up checkpoints around Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where an armed group pledged to prolong its (...)

Ammon Bundy: “I will say this refuge from its very inception has been a tool of tyranny.”  Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The further right you go on the Republican flank, the greater the dislike of Washington and big government grows.  Closer to the centre, preside(...)

King Salman meeting US president Barack Obama in Washington last September. File photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The atrocity in Paris on November 13th blew away some of the gloom which had settled on a number of major companies. In the first 30 minutes of trad(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign stop at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachussetts, in the US. Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

British lawmakers are to hold a debate on a petition signed by more than half a million people calling for US Republican presidential candidate Donald(...)

US attorney-feneral Loretta Lynch: accused two generations of Fifa  officials of “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption, “ both abroad and here in the United States”. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

It may have been a German judge who finally banished Sepp Blatter from the world of football, but the longtime Fifa president’s real nemesis was a di(...)