Dead civilians lie among mangled bicycles near Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in on June 4th, 1989. Troops shot their way through Beijing’s streets to retake the square. Photograph: AP

In the weeks before the June 4th, 1989, massacre there was a festive mood in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, with throngs of students partying amid a sea (...)

Speaker of the House Jon Bercow. Brexiteers have complained that some of his decisions have stretched the rules to allow opponents of Brexit to set the agenda. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

MPs will have a say over whether Britain leaves the European Union without a deal on October 31st, Commons speaker John Bercow has promised. Speaking (...)

Sinaloa state police agents stand guard during a security operation in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico, on February 15th. Photograph: Rashide Frias/AFP/Getty Images)

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador received a blunt warning earlier this month: a crude hand-painted sign strung up on a bridge in the border city (...)

Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán: faces a 17-count indictment that accuses him of building a multibillion-dollar narcotics empire over three decades. Photograph: Henry Romero

The US has thrown huge resources into the two-month-old trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, and lurid testimony in the Brooklyn cour(...)

Detroit: The city lost almost a third of its population between 2000 and 2016. Photograph: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images

Dayton, Ohio epitomised the hard times on which dozens of industrial midwest American cities had fallen. A manufacturing powerhouse until the 1980s, t(...)

Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia arrives with his entourage at the Future Investment Initiative conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 24th, 2017. Photograph: Tasneem Alsultan/New York Times

Looming over the disappearance and presumed murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a 33-year-old prince, whose ruthless pursuit of po(...)

Former US treasury secretary Henry Paulson and former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke have voiced varying degrees of concern about America’s ability to combat another financial meltdown.

Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner and Henry Paulson all voiced varying degrees of concern about the ability of the United States to combat another financ(...)

US President Donald Trump criticised Theresa May for the way she handled Brexit negotiations saying “she didn’t listen to me” . Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has begun his first official visit to Britain with an undiplomatic barrage against prime minister Theresa May, saying her Br(...)

US president Donald Trump with supreme court judges Neil Gorsuch and Anthony Kennedy at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington last year. File photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the supreme court has given US president Donald Trump an opportunity to shift America’s highest court to the right. (...)

In a major speech in Washington on Monday, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo warned Iran would face “the strongest sanctions in history” if it did not adhere to a dozen requirements. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The United States escalated tensions with Iran on Monday, threatening new sanctions on the country if it does not meet a strict set of demands. In a (...)

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