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“The Sanders surge is  placing pressure on the remaining candidates to consider their positions. The lowest-ranking candidates such as Amy Klobuchar, billionaire Tom Steyer, and Tulsi Gabbard are still in the race.”  Photograph: Michael B Thomas/AFP/Gett

 The race to become the Democratic Party nominee for president just got interesting. On Saturday Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Nevada, the t(...)

A branch of AXA Insurance. Photograph: iStock

French insurer AXA lowered its 2020 profit guidance for its companies-focused XL unit and named a new boss for the division, as it stepped up measures(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to reporters about his decision to pardon a number of white-collar criminals prior to boarding Air Force One on Tuesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

US president Donald Trump, citing what he said was advice from friends and business associates, granted clemency on Tuesday to a who’s who of white-co(...)

 Mickey Wright with the US Women’s Open title.  She  won the title in 1958 and 1959, 1961 and 1964 and won 13 Majors in all.

Mickey Wright, who won 82 LPGA Tour titles including 13 Majors, has died at the age of 85. California native Wright joined the LPGA in 1955 and won a(...)

A plane carrying American passengers, who were recently released from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, arrives at Travis Air Force Base in California on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

A group of Americans have cut short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo, to be flown back to t(...)

Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street on Thursday after being appointed chancellor of the exchequer. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The new British chancellor of the exchequer has arrived in No 11 via public school, Oxford and Goldman Sachs – not an unusual route to one of the high(...)

Tens of thousands of aging wind turbine blades are coming down and most have nowhere to go but landfills. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Wind turbine blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they cannot just be hauled away. First, you need to saw thro(...)

American actor Kirk Douglas in 1955. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty

Kirk Douglas Born: December 9th, 1916 Died: February 5th, 2020 Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age, whose(...)

Bernie Madoff was jailed in 2009 after his firm was found to have engaged in a $65 billion  Ponzi-type investment scam that evaded detection for decades.

Bernard Madoff, who defrauded investors of more than $19 billion in history’s biggest Ponzi scheme, has asked for early release from his 150-year pris(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg: so far the most successful of the moderates. Photograph:  Joseph  Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

Excuse the postmodernism here but the Iowa caucuses did not happen. The real prize of the event is less the delegates at stake than media fanfare and (...)

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