The FBI has requested an expansion of their ability to hack into suspects’ computers. Stock photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The US Congress has seven months to block a potentially massive expansion of the government’s ability to hack into suspects’ computers. At the FBI’s(...)

US president Barack Obama  stands next to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman during the summit of the Gulf Co-operation Council  in Riyadh on Thursday. Photograph: Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters

The United States will deter and confront aggression against Gulf Arab monarchies, which continue to have concerns about threats from Iran, President (...)

Expectations have been high in Tehran and western capitals over Iran’s reintegration in the global economy, with European businessmen rushing to Tehran to propose deals. Above: a man drives a motorcycle in Tehran.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A punitive sanctions regime progressively imposed on Iran over the past decade could begin to lift as early as Monday, if the International Atomic Ene(...)

US president Barack Obama waves after his year end press conference in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama used his end-of-year press conference to defend his strategy against Islamic State (IS) militants and trumpet his administra(...)

OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri speaks during a news conference in New Delhi, India, December 15, 2015. Global crude oil prices at seven-year lows will not continue and could swing upwards in as little as a year, Badri said on Tuesday, as the low-price cycle leads to cuts in output from some producers. (Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters)

Oil prices won’t be affected by US crude exports, according to OPEC’s top official. “The net effect of export of American oil on the market is zero,”(...)

US president Barack Obama during his address to the nation from the Oval Office. Photograph: AFP Photo

President Barack Obama spoke to the American people in a rare televised Oval Office address – only the third of his presidency – in order to make a po(...)

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, who has said he will oppose the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US president Barack Obama’s hopes of preserving the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have been dealt a setback with the announcement by C(...)

CarPlay: access to data should be about making driving better, not about playing Big Brother

The 2010 Roman Polanski film The Ghost is a political thriller based on the novel by Robert Harris. In the film the satnav in the BMW X5 driven by one(...)

 President Barack Obama: stressed that there was no alternative to the deal. Photograph: Getty Images

The tough negotiations leading to a nuclear deal with Iran may have concluded in Vienna, but the hard work on selling the agreement to sceptical Repub(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren: ‘No more secret deals. No more special deals for multinational corporations.’ Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Powers that would allows US president Barack Obama to agree trade deals with Asian countries and the European Union, as well as the deals themselve(...)