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A live demonstration uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Experts believe it is already too late to restrict the movement of face data across geographic borders. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

When Jillian York, a 36-year-old American activist, was on vacation in February, she received an unexpected text. Her friend Adam Harvey, another acti(...)

Volkswagen’s ID.3 electric car is its next big thing after the Beetle and Golf. This claim was made by Jürgen Stackman, Volkswagen board member at th(...)

Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in conversation with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Baghdad. Photograph: AFP/Getty

The unexpected visit to Baghdad on Tuesday by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo unsettled the Iraqi government and stoked rather than reduced anxietie(...)

Terrassenhaus in Berlin

If there’s a recurrent theme in this year’s Mies van der Rohe European Prize for Contemporary Architecture, it is surely imaginative renovation and tr(...)

The collapse this week of merger talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank brings to an end German attempts to create a national champion in the banking sector to rival competitors such as JP Morgan and Citigroup. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA

Pssst! Anybody want to buy a German bank? Two for sale, cheap at the price. All offers considered. Contact O Scholz, finance ministry, Berlin. No time(...)

 Cows stand beneath a sign for a disused customs office along the Irish Border  in Newry, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It is a dastardly trap, designed to lock freedom-loving Britain into the EU’s protectionist customs union: that is the argument against the backstop, (...)

 Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan: issue of night mayors has arisen in her meetings with the pubs and clubs sector. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New “night mayors” will be established in towns and cities to offer cultural “alternatives and additions” to pubs and clubs, under proposals contained(...)

US president Donald Trump boarding Air Force One in Maryland. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

He meant well but Bertolt Brecht has a lot to answer for. In his subversive poem about the East German government, composed in 1953, he wondered if it(...)

Barbara McCarthy: ‘My fidgety hands were bereft. I’m not a fan of vaping, so there were no replacements. Even chocolate won’t cut it.’ Photograph: Angela Halpin

I gave up cigarettes by accident. It coincided – give or take a few weeks – with the start of Lent so one could say, I gave them up for Lent. I don’t (...)

A video grab obtained from drone footage shows the wreckage of a tourist bus that crashed on April 17, 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Madeira began three days of mourning on Thursday for 29 German tourists who died after their bus veered off a steep road, as Germany’s foreign minist(...)

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