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Four of the five biggest US technology giants boosted their lobbying spending last year as they battled charges of unfair competition, sought to shap(...)

US president Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giulian arrives with his associate Lev Parnas (left)  before a state funeral service for former president George HW Bush  in Washington in December 2018. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

New details have emerged of US president Donald Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine, intensifying demands on Senate Republicans on the eve of a histo(...)

Andrew Anderson, executive director, and Meerim Ilyas, deputy head of protection, Front Line Defenders, pictured at the launch of the organisation’s Global Analysis 2019 in Dublin. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

In much of the world, standing up for human rights is fraught with very real dangers. In 2019, according to the non-governmental agency Front Line Def(...)

Paramedics carry a person on a stretcher after a shooting at a private school in Torreón, Mexico. Photograph: Jesus Ruiz/Reuters

At least two people are reported to have been killed and six injured, after a 12-year-old boy entered a school in northern Mexico with two handguns an(...)

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The World Bank on Wednesday trimmed its global growth forecasts slightly for 2019 and 2020 due to a slower-than-expected recovery in trade and invest(...)

A view of a police vehicle  in Nuevo Laredo,  Mexico. A 13-year-old girl has been killed in an attack on a family south of the city. File photograph: STR/EPA

A 13-year-old American girl was killed over the weekend after the vehicle she and her family were travelling in came under fire on a highway south of (...)

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó is helped to climb a railing in an attempt to reach the National Assembly building in Caracas, on January 5th. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP via Getty

The chavista regime in Venezuela has been sharply criticised by its South American neighbours and the European Union for orchestrating the ousting of (...)

The sicario, or assassin, at a jail that serves as part of a makeshift witness protection programme set up by the former police chief in the Mexican state of Morelos. Alberto Capella created his own clandestine witness protection programme that included a cartel assassin. Photgraph: Alexandra Garcia/The New York Times

The recruits filed into a clearing, where a group of trainers with the stern bearing of drill sergeants stood in a tight row, hiding something. “How m(...)

Rick and Morty: a show of mind-bending nihilism

In the olden days, people worried about young people watching too much television. Now that we’re all addicted to status updates and online fascism, w(...)

Fred Arment, head of International Cities of Peace, speaks with visiting Bosnian students. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Ever since the peace accord that ended the Bosnian war was penned in his hometown of Dayton 25 years ago, Fred Arment has been moved to action. By 20(...)

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