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The PNG government said it would be studying how other countries were handling Facebook around the world, and the impact of government policies on private users of the network

The Papua New Guinean government will ban Facebook for a month in a bid to crack down on “fake users” and study the effects the website is having on t(...)

Ronny Jackson: hearing on his nomination  was delayed after allegations emerged that he resided over a hostile work environment. Photograph:    EPA/ Michael Reynolds

White House doctor Ronny Jackson’s appointment as secretary of veteran affairs appears to be in jeopardy after the US senate delayed a key vote on his(...)

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles at the conclusion of his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, April 11th, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Sorry may be the hardest word for many people, but not Mark Zuckerberg. Few people in the public eye spend so much of their time sincerely and humbly (...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has fended off questions from US senators on how the world’s largest social network might be regulated more c(...)

Steel smelting. The EU has suggested to the US that there is a problem with excess steel capacity on world markets and that it is prepared to work with Washington on the issue.

EU steel and aluminium will be exempted from new US tariffs announced by President Trump recently the US administration has confirmed. The decision, a(...)

Pearse Lyons in his distillery in the Liberties. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Pearse Lyons, the Irish-born entrepreneur who founded the hugely successful Alltech animal nutrition group, has died in Kentucky at the age of 73. M(...)

Immigration activists marching  in front of the US Capitol on February 7th. The Daca programme,  which gave protection to the young, undocumented immigrants, is due to expire on March 5th. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

The future of “Dreamers” – young people who were brought to the United States as children – remains uncertain after the US Senate failed to agree on (...)

Donald Trump at the opening of the Doonbeg golf links and hotel in Co Clare. Photograph: PA

US congressional investigators have questioned whether Russian mafia money may have been used by President Donald Trump’s family business to finance D(...)

Robert Mueller: Many of the emails his investigators have now include national security discussions about possible Trump international aims. File photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian contacts with US President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent a(...)

Victory for Democrat Doug Jones in a special election in Alabama is a welcome result but does not necessarily herald similar changes in next year’s and 2020’s congressional and presidential votes. Photograph: Audra Melton/The New York Times

Alabama’s voters have shocked the Republican Party, energised Democrats and alerted an attentive world to the possibility of political change in the U(...)

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