Protesters in Poland demand freedom for Belarus opposition activist Roman Protasevich a day after a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying the dissident journalist was diverted while in Belarusian airspace. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty

President of the United States Joe Biden said he applauded European Union efforts to impose economic sanctions against Belarus over the forced landing(...)

If New York had counted 89 more people than the 20.2 million registered, the state would have held on to all of its 27 its seats in the House of Representatives. Instead, one of its seats when to Minnesota. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP via Getty

In the end it came down to a shortage of just 89 residents. As the US Census Bureau reported its first batch of census figures this week, it emerged t(...)

US vice-pesident-elect Kamala Harris and her family watch fireworks from onstage after addressing supporters in  Delaware in November. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

When Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice-president, on Wednesday, she will represent many firsts in the United States. First woman vice-president. (...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

European shares closed lower on Thursday as a warning from German carmaker Daimler and weak economic data from major economies added to concerns about(...)

Pressure continues to mount on US president Donald Trump.  Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US trade deficit jumped to $621 billion last year, in a significant blow to US president Donald Trump, who made addressing the massive imbalance a(...)

In 1939, David Packard and William Hewlett launched Hewlett-Packard out of a 12-by-18-foot garage on a leafy street in Palo Alto, California.  Photograph: Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images

The “young guys founding a company” trope (extra points if in a garage) is one of the most cherished clichés in Silicon Valley. And that’s a problem.&(...)

Members of the New York Fire Department at the scene. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA

A three-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York apartment building that killed 12 people, including four(...)

Publisher Niall O’Dowd: said Government envoy John Deasy’s numbers for the undocumented Irish in the US were incorrect. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s new estimate that there are close to 10,000 Irish living illegally in the US – down from 50,000 – has been supported by a Washington-(...)

Vietnamese female soldiers of Liberation Force march during a military parade as part of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. Photograph: Kham/Reuters

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, was decked out in hammer-and-sickle banners as soldiers marched through the nation’s financial center, 40 (...)

Meeting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was a highlight of Michael Sayman’s internship with the social media giant. But there are financial rewards too, and it has become standard for US based engineering interns to snag free housing, transportation and salaries of more than $6,000 a month.

Facebook rolled out the red carpet for Michael Sayman when the social network hired him for a job that started last month, including flying him out to(...)

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