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The euro dipped towards a near two-year low on Friday after a top European Central Bank official floated the possibility of another round of long-term(...)

Men hang up pennants outside a hospital in Chongqing, China to  celebrate the first Chinese Doctors’ Day last month. Photograph: Reuters

It’s a humid yet clear day in Beijing, and outside the Capital Children’s Hospital, on the west side of the elegant Ritan Park, traffic is intense and(...)

US president Donald Trump owes his grip on eminent Republicans to cravenness on their part and ruthlessness on his. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Consider some headlines from the serious press over the past year. “Why Americans should fight Donald Trump’s isolationism.” “Trump’s Neo-isolationism(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Hanoi, Vietnam, on July 8th, 2018: said he had pushed North Korea on a promise to destroy a missile engine test site and wanted it “soon”. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AFP/Getty

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean accusations of “gangster-like” diplomacy during negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has  brushed off North Korean accusations of ‘gangster-like’ diplomacy during negotiations in Pyongyang. Photograph: Reuters

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean accusations of “gangster-like” diplomacy during negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday(...)

Presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador waves to supporters at his closing campaign rally at Azteca stadium in Mexico City on Wednesday, June 27. Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/AP

Like the Chicxulub asteroid that smashed into the country 66 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs, Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his Morena(...)

Venezuelans line up to cross into Colombia at the border in Paraguachon, Colombia, on February 16th. Photograph: Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

On a rainy Wednesday before Easter, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants shuffled into the brick-walled courtyard of the Divine Providence Shelter in the C(...)

The effort by Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of the internet giant Alibaba, to buy MoneyGram was seen as a test of the Trump administration’s political and regulatory approach to China.

US officials have effectively killed a Chinese company’s $1.2 billion plan to buy MoneyGram, the money transfer company, signaling the Trump administr(...)

Anthony Scaramucci at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, last Thursday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s now former communications director sparked controversy with his talk of backstabbing in Washington DC and use of colourful(...)

US president Donald Trump waves at  Andrews air base in Maryland. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump does not travel well. At his first major summit, he was too tired to walk through the Sicilian streets with the other G7 lea(...)

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