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Biden said he was worried that the Russian leader ‘doesn’t have a way out right now, and I’m trying to figure out what we do about that’. Photograph: Cheriss May/The New York Times

US president Joe Biden has said he is worried that the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, does not have a way out of the Ukraine war. The president said(...)

Rory McIlroy in action at TPC Potomac. Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy had a little bit of everything. A water ball off the tee on the fourth, his 13th, which led to a double-bogey; a couple of three-putts; b(...)

US trade representative Katherine Tai and Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the UK international development secretary, during a news conference after trade talks in Baltimore, Maryland. Photograph:  Ting Shen/Bloomberg

The UK government has said it has reached a resolution with the United States to end a controversy over steel and aluminium tariffs. A similar deal (...)

PJ O’Rourke authored more than 20 books, with topics including politics, economics and cars. Photograph: James Kegley

PJ O’Rourke, the US journalist, political satirist and best-selling author who rose to fame as editor-in-chief of the now-defunct humorous magazine Na(...)

The stunning Covid vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna drew upon long-buried discoveries made in the hopes of ending past epidemics (Jason McLellan  pictured).  Photograph: Sergio Flores/The New York Times

Thousands of miles from Dr Barney Graham’s lab in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, a frightening new coronavirus had jumped from camels to humans in the Middl(...)

‘The whole issue is an embarrassment for the White House’. Photograph: EPA/Shawn Thew

A common sight on the front doors of pharmacies around Washington (and elsewhere in America) over recent weeks has been a sign advising customers that(...)

Dr Bartley Griffith with his 57-year-old patient, David Bennett, prior to the successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart. Photograph: University of Maryland School of Medicine/EPA

A man in the United States with terminal heart disease was implanted with a genetically modified pig heart in a first-of-its-kind surgery, and three d(...)

 The  Dee-Mac Road between Washington and Eureka, Ill: in some places 35cm of snow fell. Photograph: Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star via AP

The first big snow storm of the winter hit the Washington region last Monday. In some places 35cm of snow fell. On the mall close to the Capitol impr(...)

France’s prime minister Jean Castex (centre) and health minister Olivier Veran (second left) leave after visiting a Covid-19 vaccination centre in Creteil, outside Paris, on Tuesday. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images

France has registered a national and European record for new coronavirus infections as the Omicron variant fuels a surge in cases across the continent(...)

The James Webb Space Telescope

Imagine if scientists could use a telescope to peer back billions of years to the early days of the universe, to watch how planets, stars and galaxies(...)

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