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Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “Rather than reporting Russia’s offer to meddle in a US election, the Trump campaign welcomed Russia’s help.” Photograph:  EPA/Justin Lane

US president Donald Trump’s legal challenges continued to mount on Friday as the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sued the Trump campaign in a fede(...)

Supporters of former president Park Geun-hye react after a court sentenced her to 24 years in prison and a fine of 18 billion won. Photograph:  Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Although the 24-year sentence doled out to former president Park Geun-hye was a hefty punishment for deep levels of corruption, dirty dealings in high(...)

Senator Jeff Sessions: “Computer hacking is not just a crime, it is a direct threat to the security and privacy of Americans.” Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

The White House has welcomed the Czech Republic’s extradition to the US of an alleged Russian hacker, as Moscow warned Prague that the decision could (...)

Martin Luther King addresses 25,000 civil rights marchers in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 25th, 1965. Photograph: Stephen F Somerstein/Getty Images

Robert Kennedy spent the afternoon of April 4th, 1968, travelling to Indianapolis for a rally in support of his bid to win the Democratic Party nomina(...)

Contemporary loyalism is a product of the sectarian divisions of Northern Ireland and the conflict. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ulster loyalism is a rather curious beast. An “ism” without a clear ideology, beyond allegiance to a British identity and more specifically to the Cro(...)

An Italian policeman looks at an electoral poster at a polling station in Rome. Why are Italian voters so disenchanted? The obvious answers are that economic performance has been so dismal, while established Italian policymakers appear so ineffective

The election results in Italy are a lesson to Europe. Italians were once among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European project. This is true (...)

The New York Stock Exchange. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 1 per cent on Wednesday as industrial stocks tumbled over growing fears of a trade war between the US and China. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

European shares dipped on Wednesday as strong results from Adidas and robust mining stocks were more than offset by weak banks and a drop in Italian s(...)

 Matteo Renzi was prime minister of Italy from February 2014 to December 2016. Photograph: Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images

Former prime minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, has formally resigned as leader of the Democratic Party following its crushing defeat in the latest parl(...)

A showing of just 19 per cent for Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party in the Italian election last week means its vote has halved since 2014. Photograph: Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images

At the turn of the century, European social democracy enjoyed the unchallenged ascendancy it had held through most of the previous 100 years. In 2000,(...)

 Lega leader Matteo Salvini: the party represents Italy’s wealthy north and taxpayers who resent corruption. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro

Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella has one hell of a dilemma. Normally it’s simple. He asks the largest party in parliament to see if it can put toge(...)

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