Conrad Black, the 74-year-old Canadian-born British citizen pictured in 2018.  Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Former media mogul Conrad Black said the American justice system is “frequently and largely evil” after being granted a pardon from US president Donal(...)

It may sound counter-intuitive, but banks probably would not want this money. File photograph: Toby Melville/PA

In the old days when somebody had a large financial windfall, it was often speculated that person could “live off the interest”. An interest rate of (...)

Donald Trump has fired the last remaining adult in the White House and is promising a prolonged battle with Congress unless he gets funding for his Mexican Wall

The US stock market is having its worst December since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Donald Trump has fired the last remaining adult in the White(...)

US president Donald Trump:  the US midtterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

During the long and increasingly grim political summer of 2016, amidst the first presidential campaign for which I was back in the US after eight year(...)

For as long as people have fallen ill, there have been others only too keen to exploit them. History is littered with charismatic hucksters and misgu(...)

As Amazon currently scouts the United States in search of a location for its new HQ2 city mayors from several major cities have been using their best chat-up lines to woo the retail giant. Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images

I always found it hard to watch British comedy series The Office. Its intense reliance on cringe comedic value made me feel the same way others do abo(...)

DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, January 10th, 2018. Photograph: Reuters

Global bond yields rose after Bloomberg reported that Chinese officials were said to be wary of American government debt, further roiling a bond marke(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson following their meeting in Moscow. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russia on Wednesday rejected calls to withdraw support from Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, claiming that would curtail efforts to fight Islamic Sta(...)

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, where she defended t Donald Trump’s decision to launch missile strikes against Syrian targets. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Reuters

The US has warned that it is “prepared to do more” to intervene in Syria after US president Donald Trump dramatically upped the stakes in the six-year(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny answers questions during  a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin after meeting British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government is to undertake a “complete review” of US immigration facilities operating at Dublin and Shannon airports as a result of the Trump Admi(...)

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