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Former US president George W Bush: Described his position as “border enforcement with a compassionate touch”.Photograph: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Within months of Donald Trump’s surprise election victory in November 2016, a new T-shirt began to appear at vendor stalls across America. “Miss me y(...)

US president Joe Biden: Said on Thursday that he did not think there had been an overreaction by Israel towards the Palestinians. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/The New York Times

When Joe Biden assumed the US presidency in January he indicated that his first priority would be domestic concerns, primarily the coronavirus pandemi(...)

A car that exploded at the gate of Sayed Ul-Shuhada high school in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. Violence has been rising sharply in Afghanistan after the United States announced it would withdraw all of its troops by September 11th. Photograph: Kiana Hayeri/New York Times

The Taliban have announced a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan after an upsurge in violence in which 11 people died in a bomb attack on a bus, and a (...)

Liz Cheney, the third-most-powerful House Republican: It has been a dizzying fall for the scion of one of the most powerful political families in the land. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times

I miss torturing Liz Cheney. But it must be said that the petite blonde from Wyoming suddenly seems like a Valkyrie amid halflings. She is willing to (...)

US president Joe Biden: Foreign affairs are where a president really is as powerful as the job’s outward grandeur suggests. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

It is the zebra-shirted guitarist in the background who completes the tableau. A video is doing the rounds that shows Donald Trump taking to post-pres(...)

Paddy Murray: “ I keep hearing of people who I think deserve their vaccination way ahead of me.”

No, I didn’t do a lap of honour. I didn’t celebrate with champagne. In fact, I pretty much kept it to myself, telling only family and close friends. (...)

Northern Ireland  has fallen further behind the rest of the UK since the 1998 peace accord, which many believed would bring an economic dividend.  Photograph Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The level of subvention Northern Ireland receives from the UK exchequer has become, like so many things in the North, politicised. It is regularly – a(...)

Diplomats under the Biden administration, have been busy promoting the US’s return to the liberal-multilateral mainstream. Photograph: Getty

It’s a staple of that dismal genre, the political memoir: the new leader, swept into office and eager to act, quickly confronts the limits of his or h(...)

The car packed with explosives detonated in Logar’s capital of Pul-e Alam, Afghanistan

A huge car bomb blast killed at least 27 people and injured dozens more in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province on Friday evening, with high school st(...)

At a live televised address from the Capitol, US president Joe Biden sets out the achievements of his first 100 days in office. Photograph: Melina Mara-Pool/Getty

President of the United States Joe Biden urged the US Congress to support a “once-in-a-generation” investment in America as he delivered his first add(...)

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