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Former FBI director James Comey speaks in Washington, DC. File photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Former FBI director James Comey made a “serious error of judgment” when he announced shortly before the 2016 US presidential election that he was reo(...)

Ethiopia’s newly elected prime minister Abiy Ahmed: widely seen as a reformer.  Photograph: Tiksa Negeri

A recent declaration by US lawmakers could signal a significant shift in Washington’s approach to addressing Ethiopia’s human rights record. Ethiopia(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin announce publication of Pope Francis’s itinerary for the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Ireland. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

So where can I see Pope Francis? Forget about Croke Park for a start. He’ll be there on the evening of Saturday August 25th but all tickets are gone.(...)

A Donald Trump during the Kansas state Republican caucus in 2016 in Wichita. Photograph: J Pat Carter/Getty Images

It’s just after 8pm on a warm June evening, and a crowd has gathered at the Finney County Fairgrounds in Garden City, Kansas. As the spectators soak (...)

 Hilary Clinton: report release set for June 14th

A report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s internal watchdog into the agency’s handling of an enquiry into the management of emails by former (...)

US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross is preparing to lead a delegation to Beijing this week. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Trump administration said it would proceed with tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports and broader investment restrictions, rebooting a trade w(...)

“You’re no good to me if you can’t get hard!” snaps Laura (Evan Rachel Wood) at the doughy blindfolded man in her dingy hotel room. When he does manag(...)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates: firm has put real corporate will, finance and muscle into issues and areas with long-term consequence, like privacy and social inclusion. Photograph: Rick Wilking

When Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congress last month, his deferential style was contrasted with that of another one-time chief (...)

US ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: embassy move  has been condemned by Palestinians who claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. It  has prompted worldwide protests and has met widespread international criticism. Photograph: Abir Sultan

Less than a week after he withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, US president Donald Trump ignited political chaos in the Middle East as Gaza erupted in(...)

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg “is still only a kid”, says Alan Rusbridger. “How could he possibly understand what it is that he’s launched?” Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Governments should avoid heavy-handed regulation of Facebook, Google and other social-media giants as a response to recent scandals about how their pl(...)

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