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SDLP’s newly elected MLA Colin McGrath in Downpatrick. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Back in January a former SDLP leader made a proposal that could have radically changed the nature of this month’s Northern Ireland Assembly election. (...)

The leaders of Germany and Italy have offered contrasting examples of how to pursue the EU’s painful uncoupling with Russia

What a difference leadership makes. The leaders of Germany and Italy have offered contrasting examples of how to pursue a painful uncoupling with Russ(...)

US president Joe Biden is expected to announce that fuel that uses a 15 percent ethanol blend will be permitted to be sold this summer. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

The US government is to introduce new initiatives to encourage greater use of “homegrown biofuels” in a bid to reduce prices at the pumps for Ame(...)

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren at her caucus victory party in Des Moines, Iowa, back in February 2020: Momentum is the key ingredient for a candidate who wants to achieve success. Photograph: Melina Mara/Washington Post

Electing a president of the United States is certainly a marathon rather than a sprint. Cynics may say that campaigning for the next presidential ele(...)

US president Joe Biden: He will speak on Thursday on actions to reduce impact of Russian invasion of Ukraine on oil prices. Photograph: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden is close to announcing another big release of oil from emergency stocks in the US as he steps up efforts to cool crude prices t(...)

German chancellor Olaf Scholz. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Pool/EPA

When Germany’s three-way “traffic-light” coalition took office last December, its politicians knew they would be busy, but few knew just how many tabo(...)

The Electric City sign in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Hannah Beier/Bloomberg

In his first State of the Union address as president to the Houses of Congress in Washington at the beginning of March, Joe Biden once again referred (...)

South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-Yeol speaks during a news conference at the National Assembly on March 10th, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea.  Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji - Pool/Getty Images

Conservative opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol has narrowly won South Korea’s presidential election, marking a turning point for the world’s tenth-la(...)

Clare TD Violet Ann Wynne received good support from Sinn Féin in the Oireachtas, two of her  former party colleagues have said

Clare TD Violet Ann Wynne received “good support” from Sinn Féin in the Oireachtas, according to her former party colleague Pauline Tully. Ms Tully (...)

Texas State Capitol building and Terry’s Texas Rangers memorial, Austin. Civil war memorials  have attracted much controversy over recent years. Photograph: Getty Images

Crossing Congress Avenue, the main thoroughfare in Austin, the Texas Capitol building dominates the skyline. There are plenty of modern tall, glass b(...)

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