The winning stories are based on thousands of documents handed over by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Photograph: Reuters

The Washington Post and the Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, among the most prestigious awards in journalism, for their stor(...)

American artist Harry Smith in a room at the hotel in 1969. Photograph: Getty Images

‘I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel” goes Leonard Cohen’s song, marking his fondness for the hotel that served as a byword for the altern(...)

 Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, talking about the Beauty Level feature of the new Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G smart phone . Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Chinese telecoms and IT giant Huawei Technologies was subject to some unwanted attentions from the US National Security Agency in recent years,(...)

Mary Barra,  chief executive of General Motors  is scheduled to testify at a US congressional hearing  into why GM took more than a decade to recall vehicles linked with a  dozen deaths. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Toyota’s claim to be the “best-built cars in the world” was severely dented in 2010 when it recalled millions of vehicles over uncontrolled acc(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with US president Barack Obama at their meeting in the Oval Office yesterday. Photograph: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images

President Barack Obama urged Northern Ireland’s leaders to continue negotiations to resolve issues around flags, parades and t(...)

The Taoiseach and the president discussed Ireland, the North and Ukraine at their annual meeting in Washington DC. Photograph:  Marty Katz

US president Barack Obama has expressed disappointment at the failure of all-party talks in Northern Ireland to reach a resolution on flags, pa(...)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks via videoconference at the “Virtual Conversation With Edward Snowden” during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at the Austin Convention Cente. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden urged delegates at a Texas technology conference to “fix” mass surveillance and warned that the (...)

RSA chairman Art Coviello: RSA ‘not involved’ in colluding with surreptitious surveillance of citizens. photograph: david paul morris/ getty images

The fallout from the ongoing leaks of secret documents by Edward Snowden have dominated keynote talks and many of the major presentations at th(...)

 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

One of the first observations made by Microsoft’s new 46-year-old CEO Satya Nadella was that “our industry does not respect tradition – it only(...)

Democrats ridiculed John Boehner for his inability to muster just 18 votes among his members  Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg.

There was a strange moment when Republican speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner ended a press conference on Monday evening. Aft(...)

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