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US House speaker Nancy Pelosi: “ready for the fight of her life with Trump”. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump have a lot in common. Neither one drinks, yet they have family vineyards. They both love big bowls of ice cream. Their (...)

A Roman abacus. But what did the Romans really do for mathematics?

The ancient Romans developed many new techniques for engineering and architecture. The citizens of Rome enjoyed fountains, public baths, central heati(...)

Emilia Clarke arriving for the Game of Thrones eighth and final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York on April 3th. Photograph:  Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Women all over the world are riding the tiger. Except Emilia Clarke. She’s riding the dragon. The fire-and-ice fantasy world of HBO’s Game of Thrones(...)

US senator Bernie Sanders: said that his policies were now supported “by a majority of Americans”.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Bernie Sanders, the 77-year-old senator from Vermont, has announced he is running for U president for a second time, entering a crowded field of candi(...)

Democratic senators-elect Kyrsten Sinema  and Jacky Rosen  walk to the office of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer for a meeting at the US Capitol on Tuesday.   Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

Just over a week after Americans went to the polls in the midterm elections, the incoming members of Congress arrived in Washington on Tuesday for “or(...)

Actor Cynthia Nixon:  in her campaign to be New York’s first woman governor, she has slumped  behind incumbent Andrew Cuomo. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty

Voters in New York go to the polls on Thursday in what promises to be one of the most closely watched primary races of the year. Like many establishe(...)

The Abu Makar monastery in Egypt. Photograph: Berthold Werner

Egypt’s public prosecutor has detained a disgraced monk on charges of killing a bishop at a desert monastery, the accused’s lawyer said on Saturday, i(...)

Canadian-Sri Lanka author Michael Ondaatje speaks after being named the winner of the Golden Man Booker for his novel 'The English Patient' at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Sunday. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA

Beauty and doomed romance has decided the Golden Man Booker. Victory for Michael Ondaatje’s seductive war time thriller, The English Patient, over fiv(...)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “I wake up every day and I’m a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx.” Photograph: David Dee Delgado/New York Times

At dawn on the day after the election that rocked her world and her party, working on three hours of sleep, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez walked out of her(...)

Tomorrow, Palm Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy Week, that sacred space in time when Christians follow the steps of Jesus and his followers toward (...)

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