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Jeff Bezos, Amazon chief executive, is joining forces with Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon to tackle quality affordable healthcare in the US. Photograph: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

When Amazon bought a big stake in drugstore.com in 1999, Jeff Bezos thought he could do for pharmaceuticals what he had done for books, stealing marke(...)

Central Park: keen birders can find as many as 100 species here on a single autumn day. Photograph: iStock

Lou Reed’s quintessential 1970s hymn to New York nightlife, Walk on the Wild Side, is limited to the strange behaviour of the human animal. Over recen(...)

Mark O’Halloran and Pat Shortt. Photographs: Alan Betson and Brian McEvoy

When did you last cry? Mark: I’m a great person for crying at films, I have to say. Pat: Yeah Mark: I love when that happens because it means you’r(...)

Barack Obama and Samantha Power in 'The Final Year'

Say what you will about the recent vogue for Obama hagiography, but at least Barry and Southside with You had coherent three-act structure in their fa(...)

Republican senator Jeff Flake speaking on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. “It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies,” he said.  Photograph: Senate TV via AP

Two Republican senators strongly criticised US president Donald Trump on Wednesday, a sign of continuing tensions within the party over the president’(...)

Pablo Beltran, representative of the ELN delegation, addressing the media in Quito, Ecuador. Photograph: Daniel Tapia/Reuters

Colombia’s Marxist ELN rebels resumed attacks on oil installations and the armed forces on Wednesday, threatening the future of peace talks just hours(...)

Wrapping its arms around the world: China uses money it earns from selling cheap consumer goods to Cubans to invest in factories and other infrastructure back in Cuba, thus buying political influence as well as market share. Photograph: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty

One of the oddest things happening in the Irish economy is that unemployment is falling quickly but income-tax receipts are not rising in tandem. The (...)

The church of San Bartolomé y Santa Tecla and the beach in Sitges, a small town near Barcelona. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Sitges on Spain’s Catalan coast is less than an hour from Barcelona and the airport. It is a town of scalloped shell beaches, perfect for swimmers and(...)

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, at the federal agency’s headquarters in Washington. Photograph: Eric Thayer/the New York Times

The head of the US Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open interne(...)

A car passes by the Telegrafo Hotel in Havana on Wednesday. Tighter restrictions on US travellers to Cuba will go into effect on Thursday, the White House  said. Photograph: Yamil Lagey/AFP/Getty Images

The US government made it tougher on Wednesday for Americans to book trips and do business with Cuba, making good on a pledge by President Donald Tru(...)

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