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US president Donald Trump  ignited outrage last week by referring to African and Haitian immigrants as coming from ‘sh**hole countries’. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Carmel Stelzner: ‘Trump’s assertion that Norwegians would be desirable immigrants didn’t land as a huge complement here’ Reports of Donald Trump’s da(...)

‘There is a real and urgent problem here that is escalating. It runs so deep it’s inescapable. It’s in schools, at the voting booth, in housing, in police stations, on the streets, in the White House… nowhere is exempt from the insidious racism that keeps millions of Americans from living full and free lives.’

Dr Maya Angelou once said, “When people show you who they are, believe them”. On Thursday, we were shown something, and we ought to sit up and pay att(...)

US president Donald Trump with Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg during a news conference at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph:  Tom Brenner/The New York Times

It was already past midnight on Thursday when the news arrived in Norway: A day after meeting with Norway’s prime minister in Washington, President Do(...)

US president Donald Trump inside the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

The US ambassador to Panama John Feeley has resigned telling the State Department he no longer feels able to serve US president Donald Trump. The re(...)

US president Donald Trump en route to Nashville, Tennessee where he told delegates that “the American Dream is roaring back to life”. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US crackdown on immigration intensified on Monday as the Department of Homeland Security announced that 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador should(...)

A sign above the entrance to the Casa Del Migrante –  “House of Migrants” – on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez reads “Welcome brother and sister migrants”. Photograph: Stephen Starr

For decades, the US has been the promised land and a refuge for people fleeing poverty and violence across South and Central America. But with a recor(...)

 Denis O’Brien, whose Digicel mobile carrier business saw first-half earnings rise. Photograph: Swoan Parker / Reuters

Digicel, the mobile carrier company controlled by billionaire Denis O’Brien, saw first-half earnings rise, a person with knowledge of the matter said(...)

The eye of Hurricane Nate pushes ashore at a category 1 storm in Biloxi, Mississippi. Photograph: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Nate’s maximum sustained winds dropped to 45 miles per hour (70 km per hour), the National Hurricane Center said on Sunday morning, a f(...)

People walk through flooded streets in the municipality of Minatitlan, south of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, on Thursday. Photograph: Angel Hernandez/EPA

Tropical Storm Nate killed at least 22 people in Central America on Thursday as it pummelled the region with heavy rain while heading toward Mexico’s (...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and first lady Maria Clemencia de Santos, on his arrival in Bogotá, Colombia on Wednesday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

The memory of the land mine that tore off the leg of Helena González’s nephew years ago is still fresh. González (25), has spent much of her life fear(...)

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