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 Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas: called for an international Middle East peace conference to be convened later this year. Photograph:  Timothy A Clary/Getty Images

The United States is “ready to talk” Middle East peace with the Palestinians, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday in remar(...)

Activists hold signs  during the March for Action on Gun Violence event in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 17th in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gun attack, which left 17 dead. Photograph:  Joe Skipper/Reuters

One hour after news broke about the school shooting in Florida last week, Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia released hundreds of po(...)

Adin Chistian (16), student of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with his mother, next to the crosses and Stars of David to commemorate Parkland, Florida victims. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the national background check system for gun purchasers, the White House said on Monday, potenti(...)

Tonya Harding at Mountain View Ice Arena in Vancouver last December. With her life a film, Harding looks back at the Nancy Kerrigan scandal and her struggles to tell her side of the story. Photograph: Kyle Johnson/The New York Times

Tonya Harding’s name isn’t Tonya Harding anymore. “My name is Tonya Price, ” she said, when she saw me taking notes. In 2010, she had just returned ho(...)

An iFlyTek robot that uses artificial intelligence, in Beijing. The answer to the question of whether AI will help or hurt workers depends on your timeframe and your socio-economic class.  Photograph: Giulia Marchi/The New York Times

Two of the most polarising words in the English language at the moment (aside from “Donald Trump”) must be “artificial intelligence”. Last week, Big T(...)

The Trump Tower under construction in Mumbai. India is the Trump Organization’s biggest international market, with four real estate projects under way. Photograph: Asmita Parelkar/the New York Times

When the Trump family jet lands in India this week, the family member taking a tour of the world’s largest democracy will be the US president’s eldest(...)

If  Romney wins the Senate race, it could set him up for a direct collision with Trump, with whom he has publicly sparred. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of president Donald Trump, announced on Friday he would run for a US Senate se(...)

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 (...)

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (left) arrives to speak at a closed-door meeting with the House of Representatives intelligence committee on Thursday. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Getty Images

Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to US president Donald Trump, declined to answer many questions during his second closed-door meeting with the Hou(...)

Students react following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a city about 80 kilometers north of Miami, on Wednesday. Photograph: Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a grisly sequence that now seems unsettlingly familiar. On Wednesday afternoon, a 19-year-old armed with a semi-automatic rifle marched into his (...)

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