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Donald Trump: Each of his broken treaties and tariff rounds can be read as a nudge towards that destiny: a bid to make America normal again. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/EPA

To become a “normal country” is the dream of more than one republic. The world is familiar enough with the German case. Having atoned for the war and (...)

“Investing is simple”, as Warren Buffett once quipped, “but not easy”. Photograph: iStock

Stocks have more than quadrupled since the nadir of the global financial crisis in March 2009, but things will be tricker going forward. After all, th(...)

 Michael Fitzsimons of Dublin and Peter Harte  of Tyrone in action on Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

If there’s a rival to Gaelic football as Ireland’s national sport, it’s certainly not hurling. No. For sheer popularity, and the depth of feeling it g(...)

US president Donald Trump continues to overestimate his importance to the stock market. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

The ongoing US bull market became the longest in history last week, but it seems ordinary investors barely noticed. Stocks had been closing in on Jan(...)

US president Donald Trump salutes supporters after speaking at a political rally in Charleston, West Virginia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

In June, US president Donald Trump claimed “an absolute right” to pardon himself. What was then a matter of scholarly conjecture is now a question of (...)

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is building a coalition of minority voters, topped up with liberal whites. Photograph: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

The world did not always notice, so absorbed was it in the fact of his blackness, but Barack Obama sought to de-emphasise race. Had events not forced (...)

President Donald Trump during a “Make America Great Again” rally in Florida, July 31st, 2018. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Thirty years have passed since a free-market Republican won a US presidential election. Even he, George H W Bush, signed tax rises into law and embroi(...)

US President Donald Trump as he plays a round of golf on the Ailsa course at Trump Turnberry. Photo: Andy Buchanan/Getty Images

Once Chequers was done with, and Windsor out of the way, Donald Trump turned to the more pressing presidential business of addressing a golf ball. Tru(...)

Gareth Southgate: Miracle man? Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

And then there were four. Although perhaps only 3½, Croatia looking like a side more ready for a health farm than a World Cup semi-final by the time t(...)

A six metre high inflatable balloon which depicts US president Donald Trump as a baby. It  will be flown above Parliament Square in Westminster when he visits the UK next Friday. Photograph: Andrew Aitchison/P

Donald Trump will be kept well outside London for the bulk of his first visit to the UK as US president, avoiding protesters who are expected to gathe(...)

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