The backlash against Blizzard has been swift, with gamers and politicians  weighing in. There has been talk of a boycott, with #blizzardboycott trending on Twitter. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Sports and politics often cross paths. In recent months alone there have been debates about everything from former England captain Gary Lineker sharin(...)

A pro-democracy protester blocks a road outside the Apple store in Hong Kong during clashes with police. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty

Apple was heavily criticised by Chinese state-run media on Wednesday for making a “poisonous” smartphone app available that allows Hong Kong activists(...)

Houston Rockets in action: China  state broadcaster CCTV and internet giant Tencent are pulling the plug on plans to air upcoming exhibition games. Photograph: Christopher Jue

“You gotta lower your ideals of freedom if you wanna suck on the warm teat of China, ” was the wisdom proffered in a recent South Park episode. The (...)

Rows of empty seats and sparse attendances have become  a familiar sight at the   World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Diego Azlubel/EPA

Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympics Committee, has been on a bizarre tour. You know, the kind where you visit countries with que(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers forward has scored 31,425 points in a storied career.  Photograph:  Jake Roth-USA Today

LeBron James took another milestone in his stride as he passed Wilt Chamberlain to become the fifth most prolific scorer in National Basketball Associ(...)

People look at an artwork depicting Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Doha. Since the imposition of a boycott of Qatar by other Gulf states, Tamim has become the object of a fervent personality cult. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy. As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his par(...)

 Pope Francis  speaks to journalists aboard his flight to Italy at the end of his visit to South America on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Luca Zennaro

Pope Francis has apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse on Sunday, acknowledging he had “wounded many” in comments defending a Chilean bishop wh(...)

The world’s largest social network added a video tab last year, and it has been dropping hints for months that it wanted to become a source of original and well-produced videos

Facebook has made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professi(...)

The tower of the former Lucky Strike tobacco factory looms over Durham,  North Carolina, a reminder of the industry that thrived there for almost 200 years. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

August is the time of escape from Washington, when thousands of workers and political types leave the swampy heat of the nation’s capital and escape t(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Next
  • Last »