US President Barack Obama tries virtual reality glasses as he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) tour Hanover Messe Trade Fair in Hanover, Germany April 25, 2016. Photograph: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Image of the week: Peak virtual Yes, these are the fingers on the nuclear button, but what do they look like viewed in virtual reality? Only Barack(...)

PwC’s Feargal O’Rourke with former UK prime minister Gordon Brown  in Dublin. Mr Brown said: “The UK and Ireland are so closely interconnected as members and partners in the European Union that a British exit from the European Union would hurt both.” Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Former taoiseach John Bruton says the UK will suffer a major loss of influence on the global economy if it votes to leave the EU. He said membershi(...)

Former speaker John Boehner: “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”Photograph: EPA

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has said former speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner “allowed his inner Trump to come out” (...)

President Barack Obama fielded a question on Northern Ireland during a town hall meeting with young Britons at the Royal Horticulture Halls in London. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

You can see why some nationalists were horrified by US president Barack Obama’s statement in London last Saturday. At a town hall meeting of 500 UK y(...)

A bus carrying supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders drives down Broad Street during Pennsylvania’s primary election  in Philadelphia. Photograph:   Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images

US congressman Brendan Boyle is at a school in north Philadelphia handing out flyers for his younger brother Kevin, a member of Pennsylvania House of (...)

Jose Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) at the London School of Economics where he outlined the economic consequences. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Leaving the European Union would cost the average working Briton the equivalent of a month’s salary by 2020, the Organisation for Economic Co-operati(...)

Syrians evacuate the area following an air strike on the rebel-held eastern Bab al-Nayrab neighbourhod of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Photograph:  Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

Strikes by the Syrian air force yesterday killed 19 people in opposition-held districts of Aleppo following Monday’s bombardments by insurgents that (...)

British justice secretary Michael Gove has attacked home secretary Theresa May’s calls for Britain to leave the European Convention on Human Rights.  “A far greater threat to our liberty and sovereignty is the European Court of Justice,” he said.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Britain’s justice secretary Michael Gove has slapped down home secretary Theresa May’s call for Britain to leave the European Convention on Human Rig(...)

For make no mistake about it: The world economy is still a dangerous place. Financial reform has, I’d argue, made our system somewhat more robust than it was in 2008, but fumbling the response to a shock could still have disastrous consequences.

Back in 2008, one of the ads Hillary Clinton ran during the contest for the Democratic nomination featured an imaginary scene in which the White House(...)

Sulphurous opportunism: Ukip leader Nigel Farage once said he would swap some prosperity for lower immigration. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Believers in British exit from the EU could have sung Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive before leaving tearful messages with the White House switchboard (...)