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Oil pump in North Dakota

Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town. Named after He(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson with a bull during a visit to Darnford Farm near Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Andrew MilliganAFP/Getty

UK opposition parties have agreed to work together to thwart Boris Johnson’s plan for an October 15th general election, deepening the political paraly(...)

Damaged buildings in the Khan Sheikhoun city area of Idlib’s southern countryside. Photograph: Syrian Arab News Agency

All is quiet on the northwestern front. The Syrian army has rolled back jihadis from the edge of Hama, the country’s fourth largest city, and taken te(...)

Vladimir Tsemakh, a Ukrainian man suspected of involvement in the downing of flight MH17 has been released from custody in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

A long-awaited prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine should take place in the near future, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday, (...)

President Hassan Rouhani addresses the Iranian parliament in Tehran on Monday. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran has vowed to further increase its nuclear activity this week beyond limits agreed in its 2015 deal with world powers unless European cosignatorie(...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy applauds after the Ukrainian parliament voted to strip themselves of immunity from prosecution, in Kiev. Photograph: Stepan Franko/EPA

Ukraine’s parliament has voted to strip deputies of immunity from prosecution, striking a first major blow for new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and h(...)

 Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are given a tour during their visit to Muckross House in June last year. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Thousands of fires, allegedly set by ranchers and farmers seeking to clear land for cultivation, currently burning across Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, (...)

Former FBI director James Comey Comey failed to notify the bureau that he had retained sensitive memos, the US justice department’s inspector general said. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Former FBI director James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with US president Donald Trump, the U(...)

Prime minister Oleksiy Honcharuk addressing Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday. Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo

Lawyer Oleksiy Honcharuk has become Ukraine’s youngest ever prime minister as political newcomers poured into the nation’s parliament and its preside(...)

Injured Syrian army members receive honours during the opening of the Damascus International Fair. File photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA

Damascus’s 61st International Fair opened this week with a spectacular sound and light show, singing and dancing, and a message of hope for a future w(...)

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