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A line of rescue workers arrives to look for victims in the mudslide near Oso, Washington. Photograph: Rick Wilking/ Reuters

The number of people missing after a landslide sent a wall of mud crashing into dozens of rural Washington state homes dropped to 90 on Wednes(...)

People protest against the Crimea situation near the Russian Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal . Photograph: Miguel A. Lopes/EPA

The International Monetary Fund said today it had agreed a $14-18 billion bailout for Ukraine, a deal that will unlock further credits to reac(...)

The death chamber and the  viewing room are seen at the federal penitentiary in Huntsville in Texas. Photograph: Reuters

Despite a long-term decline in the number of countries practicing capital punishment, publicly disclosed executions jumped nearly 15 per cent in 20(...)

A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft grounded as severe weather conditions stops the air search today. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

High winds and icy weather halted the air search today for a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, jus(...)

Developer Seán Dunne with a model for the proposed development on the site of Jurys and the Berkeley Court, Ballsbridge.

Ulster Bank is considering offloading its interest in the three Dublin hotels it backed Seán Dunne to buy for almost €380 million in 2005 in tw(...)

Law enforcement agencies in western democracies have always had the power to collect data from companies in their jurisdiction if a legal case could be made. It’s just the last part that got lost

Edward Snowden’s revelations about the mass electronic surveillance programme by the US National Security Agency (NSA) have impacted on the ado(...)

The problem with international nuclear non-proliferation efforts, and specifically efforts to persuade states to enhance the security of and to(...)

President Barack Obama, second from right, during a wreath laying ceremony at Flanders Field Cemetery in Waregem, Belgium, yesterday. Photograph: Doug Mills/ The New York Times

US president Barack Obama yesterday underlined the longstanding links between the US and Europe on security and defence policy, as he(...)

Three members of the US secret service detail that protects US president Barack Obama were sent home from Amsterdam for disciplinary reasons, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Three US secret service agents responsible for protecting President Barack Obama in Amsterdam on his European tour this week were sent home at (...)

New Day Ministries in Chicago, the former home of Holy Rosary Church, where US president Barack Obama once held a small office. Obama started his political activism as a community organiser working with the archdiocese of Chicago. Photograph: Taylor Glascock/New York Times service

US president Barack Obama meets Pope Francis in the Vatican today at the end of his European tour in a meeting that could help with his domesti(...)

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