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US supreme court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his US.Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee has c(...)

US president Donald Trump reacts as pastor Paula White tells him she has a bible to give  him at a dinner hosted for evangelical leaders at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Donald Trump’s leaked remarks to evangelical leaders last month contained a telling choice of possessive pronoun: “I just ask you to go out and make s(...)

“Without these products, up to 80 per cent of the world’s food production would be lost,” says Miller. Above, Roundup. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Farmers and scientists need to use the tools of social media to far greater effect to counter myths being spread about food production and genetically(...)

Garrett Matthias (5) did not want a solemn gathering for his funeral; he wanted a carnival-like atmosphere. Photograph: hamiltonsfuneralhome.com

Garrett Matthias (5) thought about what his funeral would look like one day. He did not want a solemn gathering; he wanted a carnival-like atmosphere.(...)

Citigroup fell the most of US financials after its revenue fell short of estimates due to lower debt underwriting. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

The US S&P 500 index moved towards five-month highs as industrial gains offset a drop in financials. Ireland’s benchmark index closed up although (...)

Joe Arpaio: As sheriff of Maricopa County for more than 24 years, he built a nationwide reputation for a tough attitude to law enforcement. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Joe Arpaio remembers exactly where he was when he learned he had received a presidential pardon from US president Donald Trump. “It was my wife’s bir(...)

File photograph of US president Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC. File photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has been accused by New York state prosecutors of illegally using his charitable foundation as a personal piggy bank, improperly tapping (...)

Marc Cowan and Brienna in California

My mother doesn’t like making a fuss so she and my father went to bed before I left. My brother was 10 at the time, and he didn’t know  I was lea(...)

Prof Ken Murphy: ‘I’m a sceptic by nature, so I think almost everything is overhyped. But over time, I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut and stay focused on the science.’

Your work looks at how our immune systems can be ready for different types of attack. Can you tell us a bit more about this? The immune system has a (...)

US president Donald Trump descends from Air Force One on arrival at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida en route to his Mar-a-Lago estate. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump hit out at James Comey on Monday again following an explosive TV interview in which the former FBI director labelled the president “moral(...)

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