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Dr Chloe Schwenke: I was fired from my job when I transitioned, and my marriage fell apart. Photograph: Mark Stedman

To look at her, you couldn’t guess Chloe Schwenke’s age accurately. Tall and slim, with straight shoulder-length hair and a strong face, she’s an eloq(...)

 Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Legislators globally must better regulate, and split apart, a company with such massive power over data, and therefore, over nations, citizens and the democratic process. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Yet another scandal has enveloped Facebook. This time, the problematical issues do not involve data mismanagement, privacy concerns or election meddli(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leads the testing of a newly developed tactical weapon, in this undated photo released on November 16th. Photograph: North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency

North Korea’s leader publicly inspected a new weapon for the first time in nearly a year, state media reported on Friday, while Pyongyang also decide(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

Donald Trump has claimed without evidence that people wear disguises to vote illegally in Florida as the state hurtles towards a Thursday deadline for(...)

 US president Donald Trump  and French president Emmanuel Macron in Paris last weekend. Trump would not be the first powerful man to see in an impudent junior a trace of his younger self. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Conservatives know liberal panic about the 45th US president as “Trump derangement syndrome”. Less diagnosed, though presenting similar symptoms, is M(...)

Boeing Dreamliner. United Airlines said on Wednesday that it plans to use the 787-10 on its Newark-Dublin route from next May

Dublin Airport will host its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner next May when US-based United Airlines begins using the craft on its service between the I(...)

Democratic senators-elect Kyrsten Sinema  and Jacky Rosen  walk to the office of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer for a meeting at the US Capitol on Tuesday.   Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

Just over a week after Americans went to the polls in the midterm elections, the incoming members of Congress arrived in Washington on Tuesday for “or(...)

Emma Coronel Aispuro (centre) arrives for start of the trial of her husband, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous drug lord known as El Chapo, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/New York Times

The trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was set to open in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday, amid intense p(...)

Hopes of a new US visa scheme for Irish citizens have received a setback as the Republican leadership in Congress decided not to schedule a vote on the issue this week. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Hopes of a new US visa scheme for Irish citizens have received a setback as the Republican leadership in Congress decided not to schedule a vote on th(...)

A White House staff member reaches for the microphone held by CNN’s Jim Acosta as he questions US president Donald Trump during a news conference last week. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

CNN has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its decision to revoke the press credentials of the network’s chief White House correspo(...)

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