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US President Donald Trump attends a plenary session of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP

US president Donald Trump held up his country before the World Economic Forum in Davos as an “example for the world”, as he listed a series of economi(...)

Volodymyr Zelenskiy: The furore taught him to treat some of Ukraine’s friends, as well as its foes, with great caution. Photograph:  Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

When Ukraine’s most popular comedian became its president last May, he was prepared for unpleasant surprises from the east, not the west. Volodymyr Z(...)

Guitar hotel

It doesn’t get much more rock’n’roll than standing stark naked at the top of a 450ft tall mirrored-glass guitar, taking an al fresco shower on the bal(...)

Travellers wear face masks as they sit in a waiting room at the Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo

European stocks dropped alongside US equity futures on Tuesday, tracking broad declines across Asia amid a series of negative developments in Hong Kon(...)

Donald Trump’s trial opens in the Senate today. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images.

The US Senate on Tuesday may begin to hear opening arguments in an impeachment trial to determine whether to remove President Donald Trump from office(...)

Actor and comedian Rob Delaney. ‘I’m damaged by my son’s death ... I’m messed up.’ Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Rob Delaney is on a canoe, sailing down the north American waterways with a massive lump of cheese in his mouth. Not literally; that would be a weird (...)

Third class  pupils at Kildare Town Educate Together National School work on their intercultural play presentation which they will do at a conference in Dublin on January 17th to launch ‘Grow from Seeds’, an intercultural education resource for primary schools. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Every time Jolanta Burke, a Polish-born, assistant professor at Maynooth University’s Department of Education, is asked where she’s from, “I die insid(...)

US president Donald Trump has the right to give evidence but this is unlikely. Photograph: Getty

US president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial begins on Tuesday in the Senate. Here’s what to watch for in the coming days and weeks. Will witnesses (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian president Vladimir Putin pose for a picture as he arrives to attend the Libya summit in Berlin on Sunday. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

Eight years after France and Britain led a military intervention to topple Muammar Gadafy without having considered how to manage the aftermath of the(...)

US president Donald Trump’s legal team argues that the articles of impeachment “do not remotely approach the constitutional threshold for removing a president from office”. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

The impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump begins on Tuesday in Washington, amid a renewed push from the Republican-controlled Senate for the (...)

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