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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. When he leaves office, he will bequeath an occupation of Palestinian territories that is as entrenched, as morally indefensible as it was when he came to power. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel is entering the post-Netanyahu era. The man nicknamed “the magician” for his knack for pulling off unlikely electoral feats may yet return with(...)

Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a joint hearing  at the Rayburn House Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Wednesday. Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, delivered a pointed message before a Congressional hearing on (...)

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed al-Nahyan and US president Donald Trump: The cycle of raised and dashed hopes can only be broken with extreme candour. Photograph: Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council/Anadolu Agency/Getty

If it were anyone else, we might call it poetry. US president Donald Trump compresses what millions think into phrases that are more like verse than p(...)

Elton John performs at the 3arena in Dublin as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The email was cordial, warm and deferential. “Thank you so much for the extremely kind invitation to play at your inauguration,” wrote one of US presi(...)

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren on stage during the Democratic presidential debate in Houston, Texas, on Thursday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

He’s in our heads. Even more than we knew. It isn’t just that he hovered over the Democratic debate on Thursday night: should the candidates attack hi(...)

President Donald Trump and his former national security adviser John Bolton: Bolton’s departure was welcomed by many Trump allies who feared he could lead America into further conflict. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

This week Donald Trump returned to the top of the news agenda with a bang as he ousted national security adviser John Bolton. Bolton’s departure was(...)

Samantha Power in Co Kerry. Photograph: Stephen Kelleghan

SAMANTHA POWER’S NEW MEMOIR TRACES HER JOURNEY FROM IRISH IMMIGRANT TO WAR CORRESPONDENT TO US AMBASSADOR TO THE UN. SHE TALKS ABOUT HER TRAUMATIC (...)

Former US vice president Joe Biden speaks during the Democratic Party presidential debate in Texas. Photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times.

There was a fiery exhange of ideas during the third Democratic primary debate in Houston on Thursday night, as frontrunner Joe Biden came under attack(...)

US president Donald Trump participates in a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The US senator Elizabeth Warren scolds herself for playing up her Native American ancestry. Former vice-president Joe Biden regrets his unsolicited ta(...)

Former baseball star Curt Schilling has been one of the more high-profile supporters of Donald Trump. Photograph: Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

In the closing weeks of the 2016 US presidential election, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling hosted a rally for Donald Trump supporters outside Bo(...)

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