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US president Donald Trump: ‘Denmark carries Greenland at  great loss and strategically for the United States it would be very nice’. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering an attempt to buy Greenland for strategic reasons, though he said the idea was “not number one on the bur(...)

Tasty alternatives to beef. But are they burgers?  The state of Arkansas says no. Photograph: iStock

Is a veggie burger actually a burger? More to the point, is it misleading to call it one? By the end of this week, stores in Arkansas might not be a(...)

Tyler Holland guides his bike through the water as winds from Tropical Storm Barry push water from Lake Pontchartrain over the seawall. Photograph: David J Phillip/AP Photo

Weakened but still potent, Storm Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance. Neverth(...)

A palm tree blows in the wind in Morgan City, Louisiana as Hurricane Barry approaches the Louisiana coast. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/The New York Times

A storm forecasters warn is carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture is slowly crawling towards shore along the US Gulf coast, having already caus(...)

Much blood variance has been driven by evolutionary selection by bacteria, malaria and parasites. If malaria finds its way into the bloodstream via a particular antigen, that antigen may change to defend itself, leading to different blood types.

“We need black blood.” I didn’t know what to say to this, not least because it had been said by the head of donor services at England’s National Heal(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House on Tuesday: he said the US were in a very, very strong position in the escalating trade war with China. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump dismissed the deepening trade war with China as a “little squabble”, as he reiterated threats to place tariffs on an extra $(...)

As the man turned to leave, gasoline spilled onto the floor after being confronted by security guard. Photograph: NYPD Twitter

A 37-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night after walking into St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York with two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid and(...)

Bourbon Street is a hive of activity every night of the week, with live bands in every bar and children on the neon-lit streets bucket-drumming. Photograph: iStock

New Orleans’s famed cuisine, music and nightlife stirs, soothes and fizzes to the rhythm of a city that really never sleeps. Go for a week and your se(...)

Paul Coulson, whose Ardagh Group swung to a net loss of $94 million last year as it contends with weakness in the US mass beer market. Photograph: Alan Betson

Glass bottle and metal containers giant Ardagh Group, led by Irish financier Paul Coulson, swung into a net loss of $94 million (€83 million) last yea(...)

Inger Andersen, the director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

A collapse in species is evident throughout the world including Ireland but pointing the finger of blame at farmers is not the way to address the cris(...)

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