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US stocks rose on Tuesday, boosted by upbeat earnings and forecasts from Coca-Cola and United Technologies. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

A host of upbeat earnings pushed US stocks higher on Tuesday and world stocks rose in anticipation of central bank easing, while sterling fell on the(...)

US president Donald Trump: doesn’t worry about inciting violence against those he slimes. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Sorry, Abe. I can’t come down to your memorial on a sultry night for my usual midsummer outing of mindful meditation and astral projection. The time (...)

Former US vice president Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris debate racial issues as Senator Bernie Sanders listens during the second night of the first US Democratic presidential election debate in Miami, last Thursday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

In January, a reporter contacted the nascent Biden campaign to request an interview. She wanted to ask the former US vice president about lingering cr(...)

Conservative commentator Alex Jones: ‘Why did Zuckerberg even do this?’ Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook has banned extremists including Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for violati(...)

The statue of the Confederate general Robert E Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

A Virginia judge has ruled that local authorities in Charlottesville cannot remove two Confederate statues because they are war memorials protected b(...)

Myra, the Michigan Militia Corps Wolverines commanding officer: “I’m a single mom. I joined to learn how to protect myself.”  Photograph: Stephen Starr

On a freezing, overcast Saturday afternoon, the parking lot of Aubree’s pizzeria in Howell, a small town in central Michigan, is filled with oversized(...)

 A poster for a  memorial service for Heather Heyer, who was killed when James Fields drove  into a crowd of people protesting against a white supremacist rally. Photograph:  by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Self-described neo-Nazi James Fields, who was convicted of killing Heather Heyer by ramming his car into a crowd protesting a white-supremacist rally (...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern hugs a mosque-goer at the Kilbirnie Mosque in Wellington on Monday.  Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

As New Zealand prepares for the burials of the 50 people murdered last Friday at two Christchurch mosques, the country is grappling with the questions(...)

Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar (left) and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi attend a media event to push for campaign finance reform outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Friday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

When Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits the United States this week to mark St Patrick’s Day, much will be made of the enduring power of Irish-American rel(...)

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, testifies before the House of Representatives oversight committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

First there was Ivana. Then there was Marla. Now comes trouble in paradise with Kim. Last fall, Trump cooed that the North Korean dictator wrote him (...)

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