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 Tom Bossert’s resignation as Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser  has been linked to the arrival of John Bolton as new national security chief. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser has become the latest official to leave the White House prematurely, a day after John Bolton joined the presi(...)

Brock Pierce with Josh Boles (left) and Matt Clemenson  in San Juan, in Puerto Rico:  dozens of entrepreneurs, made newly wealthy by virtual currencies, have moved to the island to avoid taxes  – and to build a society that runs on blockchain. Photograph: José Jiménez-Tirado/The New York Times

They call what they are building “Puertopia”. But then someone told them, apparently in all seriousness, that it translates to “Eternal Boy Playground(...)

‘Historia del Huerfano’, or The Orphan’s Story, charts the progress of a 14-year-old Spaniard who leaves Granada and heads to the Americas to seek his fortune. File photograph: iStock

Four hundred years after it was written, a lost and supposedly cursed Golden Age novel chronicling the splendour, adventure and violence of Spain’s im(...)

The UK’s Prince Harry is seen interviewing former US president Barack Obama, in Canada for the BBC. Photograph: BBC/Reuters

Former US president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the internet d(...)

Republican Party reptile: Steve Bannon wants to inflict as much pain and ugliness on the GOP as he can. Illustration: Ben Wiseman/New York Times
Yes, Steve Bannon should terrify you
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  • October 9, 2017, 01:00

Remember all the talk before Steve Bannon was expectorated from the Trump administration that he’d be a worse menace on the outside than on the inside(...)

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(...)

One of Google’s Project Loon balloons. Photograph: John Shenk/EPA

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to(...)

US president Donald Trump’s speech at the Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas on Wednesday had all the hallmarks of a well-prepared White House media event. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

A day after US president Donald Trump and his wife Melania visited the hurricane-ravaged territory of Puerto Rico, the president and first lady arrive(...)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One at McCarran International Airport  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Donald Trump arrived in Las Vegas on Wednesday to visit a city shaken by the deadliest shooting spree in modern US history. The president a(...)

Donald Trump walks past hurricane wreckage as he participates in a walking tour  in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has increased to 34 from 16, the US territory’s governor has said. Ricardo Rossello also (...)

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