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Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: to win opposition votes, she will have to move towards a softer Brexit. Photograph: Henry Nicholls

Halfway through his catalogue of Theresa May’s inadequacies at the end of Wednesday’s no-confidence debate, Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson identifi(...)

Michael MacWhite: flair for dramatic gestures. Photograph: Courtesy of irishmeninparis.org

When the Paris Peace Conference got under way 100 years ago today, independence-seeking Ireland, like most small nations, was not represented. There w(...)

Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi  speaks during a press briefing on the 27th day of a partial government shutdown. Photograph: Reuters/Joshua Roberts

US president Donald Trump has cancelled the US delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos as the impasse over the US government shutdown d(...)

Software company Salesforce. com is planning to add as many as 1,500 jobs in Ireland, according to a person familiar with the matter. The San Francis(...)

Share traders start their systems for  a trading session in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Concern over China’s economic outlook and global trade left major world stock indexes little changed on Thursday, while an end to the latest chapter i(...)

The controversial Israeli separation barrier separating the Palestinian West Bank village of Eizariya (foreground) and Jerusalem (background). Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli officials have both rejected the outlines of the American Middle East peace plan revealed in an Israeli tel(...)

Hakeem al-Araibi, a former Bahrain national team footballer with refugee status in Australia, is escorted by immigration police to a court in Bangkok on December 11th, 2018. Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Dissident Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, an Australian resident, remains in a Bangkok prison after being arrested on a Bahraini warrant last No(...)

Jean Joseph Mukendi, lead advocate for Felix Tshisekedi’s legal team, addresses the constitutional court in Kinshasa on Tuesday   during the opening of a legal challenge to the result of the country’s presidential election, in which Mr Tshisekedi was declared   the winner. Photograph:  Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Neighbouring African countries have rowed back on a call for a recount in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election. Opposit(...)

The head of cybersecurity policy at Facebook said $135,000 was spent for ads on Facebook paid for in euro, rubles, and US dollars.

Facebook has taken down two fake news campaigns linked to Russia, as it continues to grapple with misinformation on its platform. Facebook has remove(...)

Forensic police officers investigate an abandoned car alleged to have been used by militants in the dusitD2 attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan bomb disposal experts have found and safely detonated an explosive left over from the extremist attack on a Nairobi luxury hotel and office com(...)

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