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An increase in crude oil prices boosted oil stocks on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

Energy stocks, and particularly oil and mining stocks, advanced on Wednesday as crude prices advanced. For the most part investors in Europe and the U(...)

A demonstrator is removed by US Capitol police during a  confirmation hearing for supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Chaotic scenes unfolded on Capitol Hill yesterday as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced his first day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary (...)

epA man mocks Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega during an anti-government protest in Managua on August 11th. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

Juan José is digging a latrine on the small, 8m by 25m plot the government of Daniel Ortega has given him to build a house. It is prime real estate, a(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He fears being extradited to the United States for having published a huge cache of US diplomatic and military secrets.  File photograph: Reuters

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is considering an offer to appear before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to discuss alleged Russian in(...)

Protesters of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer clash with members of anti-fascist groups  in Portland, Oregon. Photograph: Bryan Colombo via Reuters.

A riot was declared in downtown Portland, Oregon on Saturday evening as the city exploded into its worst protest violence of the Trump era. More than(...)

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said he doubted whether US president Donald Trump would carry out a threat to impose tariffs on au(...)

Gina Haspel was confirmed as the new CIA director after the US Senate voted 54-45 in her favour. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The US Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as the CIA’s first woman director despite her role in one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency’s history.(...)

Beyonce Knowles’ performance at Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in California on Saturday has been described by The New York Times as the most ‘meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year’. Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella

On Saturday night, at Coachella in California, history was made. Beyoncé became the first black woman to headline the music festival. It was, from sta(...)

US president Donald Trump embraces Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the White House during their St Patrick’s week meeting. File photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s US administration has exempted the European Union from controversial import tariffs, averting a possible transatlantic trade war but al(...)

Cpl Patrick Gallagher from Derrintogher, Co Mayo, of the US Marines was shot dead while on patrol in Da Nang on March 30th, 1967.

The US navy is to name a ship after a young Mayo man Cpl Patrick (Bob) Gallagher who was killed in Vietnam in 1967, it was announced in New York on Mo(...)

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