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Thirteen former bankers from Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Nomura and Deutsche Bank were sentenced to jail on Friday after a case that shook Italy’s esta(...)

Egyptian protesters  shouting anti-government slogans during a demonstration in downtown Cairo. Photograph:  EPA

The centre of the Egyptian capital Cairo was on Sunday gripped by a heavy police presence following protests in the city’s iconic Tahrir Square and ot(...)

 Egyptian protesters gather in downtown Cairo shouting anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Cairo, Egypt, 21 September 2019. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Rare, anti-government protests have broken out in Egypt calling on president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The former army general has overseen(...)

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren on stage during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston, Texas, on Thursday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

He’s in our heads. Even more than we knew. It isn’t just that he hovered over the Democratic debate on Thursday night: should the candidates attack hi(...)

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(...)

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