Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey: spoke candidly about race relations and the “disconnect” between black communities and US law enforcement. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Federal Bureau of Investigations director James Comey used a speech at an American university to speak candidly about race relations and the “disconn(...)

The global economy could be stuck in a weak growth rut for a long time as countries struggle to pull free from a past of high debt and unemployment, t(...)

Irish-American property and sports billionaire Frank McCourt at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. Photograph: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

Nestled inside the historic Horse Guards Parade is a beautiful arena which is the setting of the eleventh leg of the 2014 Longines Global Champions(...)

President Barack Obama is greeted at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, recently. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

US president Barack Obama saw progress in Washington this week on three items on the wishlist of legislative changes planned for his second term: the (...)

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It’s hardly fair to expect a commercial drama about anarchist eco-rebels to be made by anarchist eco-rebels. After all, it’s difficult to get your han(...)

A North Korean soldier watches the South Korean side at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, north of Seoul today. Photograph:  Lee Jung-hoon/Yonhap/Reuters

South Korea's defense chief has confirmed that North Korea has moved to its east coast a missile with a "considerable" range, but that it was n(...)