Actors Felicity Huffman (left) and  Lori Loughlin are among those charged in a cheating scandalls in US higher education. Photographs:  Lisa O’Connor  and Tommaso Boddi/AFP/Getty Images

Wealthy parents collectively paid tens of millions of dollars to buy places for their children at elite American universities, authorities have allege(...)

“Not an hour went by without some kind of disruption. It’s a terrible way to start recovery.” Photograph: iStock

If part of a hospital stay is to recover from a procedure or illness, why is it so hard to get any rest? There is more noise and light than is conduc(...)

John Kerry: “I have concerns that depending on what kind of Brexit takes place, it could have a negative impact on the progress made in the last 20 years... We have to see how this is going to be resolved.” File photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Former US secretary of state John Kerry has warned it is “imperative” to resolve the issues thrown up by Brexit surrounding the Irish Border in a way (...)

A meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China in April 2017. Photograph: The New York Times

China’s Xi Jinping will hold high-stakes talks with US president Donald Trump this week at the G20 meeting of rich nations in Buenos Aires, and market(...)

Paul M Romer who, along with William D Nordhaus, has won the Nobel Prize for including long-term thinking on climate issues and technological innovation in economic research

William D Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul M Romer of New York University’s Stern School of Business have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Ec(...)

A still image taken from video of the final tally of votes by the US Senate on the confirmation of supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Senate TV via Reuters

Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as a justice of the US Supreme Court in a major political victory for President Donald Trump. Judge Kavanaugh (53),(...)

 US president Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said he wants a “comprehensive” FBI investigation into supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but stressed that it shoul(...)

Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building at the Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Win McNamee/Pool via Reuters

Fighting to salvage his nomination to the US Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh angrily and tearfully denied on Thursday a university professor’s accusati(...)

The words “Brett Kavanaugh must withdraw” are projected by demonstrators on to  the E Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse in Washington, DC, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

On Thursday, America’s deputy attorney general, who is said to have considered wearing a wire to record White House chaos, will discuss those reports (...)

Julie Swetnick said she observed the future US supreme court nominee at parties where women were verbally abused, inappropriately touched. Photograph: Twitter

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was accused Wednesday by another woman of having engaged in sexual misconduct at parties while he was a student at Georgetown Pr(...)

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