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US president Donald Trump: The pardon power remains one of the last and most likely outlets for quick unilateral action. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

As US president Donald Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies collecting (...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and President Donald Trump. Photograph:  Michael Reynolds

For vice-president Mike Pence, the moment of truth had arrived. After three years and 11 months of navigating the treacherous waters of President Dona(...)

Samantha Power said she felt ‘immensely fortunate to have the chance to serve again, working with the incredible USAID team to confront Covid-19, climate change, humanitarian crises, and more.’ File photograph: Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images

Former US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has been nominated by president-elect Joe Biden to lead USAid, the government’s top developm(...)

A clip from Russian opposition activist  Alexei Navalny’s Instagram message on Wednesday. Photograph:  Navalny Instagram account via AP

Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition activist, has said he plans to return to his home country this weekend, having recovered from an as(...)

William Burns, then deputy secretary of state,  testifies in 2014 on the situation in Syria and the Ukraine to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee  in Washington, DC. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

US president-elect Joe Biden has announced he has chosen veteran diplomat William Burns to be his CIA director. A former ambassador to Russia and Jor(...)

Jesse Kempson  during the trial for the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane in Auckland, New Zealand. File photograph: Michael Craig/NZ Herald via AP

The man who murdered British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand raped another British tourist just months earlier, it can be revealed, after the (...)

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh: like something out of a Le Carré novel. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

This time of year, things usually go a bit mad around Leinster House. Political parties throw parties, the restaurant is heaving, the bar gets busy an(...)

Members of the Proud Boys pray for a member who was stabbed during a protest on Saturday in Washington DC. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

Conservative groups and thousands of Donald Trump supporters claiming without evidence that the November 3rd election was stolen from the US president(...)

 Antony J Blinken: the new secretary of state-elect  has been a close ally of Biden’s for two decades. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Antony Blinken – secretary of state Blinken (58) has been a close aide to Joe Biden for two decades. He served as deputy secretary of state and deput(...)

Back doors create an exploitable access point to data on the devices and networks most organisations and individuals use. And they increase opportunities for spying and hacking.

Loony notions about encryption are back on the discussion table in the EU (and Ireland). This does not bode well for any of us.  Encryption is t(...)

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