Hillary Clinton aboard her campaign plane yesterday. After polling strongly following the Democratic convention, the nominee is falling behind Donald Trump in some polls. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Republican candidate Donald Trump has narrowed Hillary Clinton’s advantage in US presidential election polls and has retaken the lead over his Democr(...)

Donald Trump’s gains came as Republican support for their party’s candidate jumped by six percentage points over the past two weeks, to about 78 per cent. Photograph: Bryan Woolston/Reuters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pulled into an effective tie with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Reuters(...)

Former president Bill Clinton walks on stage at a Clinton Global Initiative event in New York in  2010. The Clinton Foundation become an Achilles’ heel for Hillary’s presidential campaign. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In April 2009, Doug Band, a long-serving aide to former American president Bill Clinton, emailed Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, two senior staff member(...)

The ministry for foreign affairs confirmed that over the past five years it has received 26 complaints of exploitation of domestic staff. Photograph: Getty Images

There’s nothing like the power of advertising. Think diplomats, for instance, and into our minds pops the old Ferrero Rocher advertisement with that p(...)

Electronic music artist Walshy Fire of Major Lazer performs during the Hard Summer Music Festival 2016 in Fontana, California. Photogreaph:  Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

Major Lazer - Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ) After 15 weeks at number one, Drake’s One Dance single had just equalled Wet Wet Wet’s Love i(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden – pictured here at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last week – officiated a same-sex wedding at the weekend. Photograph: Robyn BECK/AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Joe Biden has officiated a same-sex wedding, a first for the early proponent of gay marriage. Mr Biden presided over the union of J(...)

A ticket is sold ahead of the Mega Millions lottery draw in the US, which has bee won by a single ticket at $540 million. File photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

A Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth an estimated $540 million (€489 million) has been won by one lucky ticket-holder in the US. The sole jackpot-wi(...)

 British Irish Chamber of Commerce director general John McGrane said Ireland could act as a gateway for trade between the UK and the rest of the EU. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Three more UK property funds have suspended trading, preventing investors from getting their money back and joining a trend that has prompted a rise i(...)

Emma Cline: thought-provoking fiction, intuitive and memorable writing

One of the most hyped debuts of the summer is Emma Cline’s The Girls, a provocative and eloquent coming-of-age tale loosely inspired by the Manson fam(...)

 Bernie Sanders: Vermont senator ran an astonishing campaign, brilliant in fact, in the Democratic presidential primary. Photograph:   Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Bernie Sanders is like that guest at a party who has, over the course of the night, dominated the discussion and made some very good points, almost al(...)

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