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Outgoing Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad (left) has tendered his resignation to president Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: Getty

The internationally respected prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, Salam Fayyad, has resigned, raising concerns about political stabili(...)

“Same-sex statues” adorn the top of a wedding cake at a wedding specialists store in, Birmingham, England. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

At one time the law of many nations provided that a woman, when she married a man, became one of his chattels: part of his property possessions(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry gestures before South Korea's foreign minister Yun Byung-se this morning at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Photograph: Paul J Richards/Reuters

The US will never accept North Korea as a nuclear power and will come to the defence of the South if necessary, secretary of state John Kerry said (...)

What goes on between our ears? Earlier this month, US President Barack Obama announced a major new US initiative to find out. The Brain Researc(...)

US secretary of defence Chuck  Hagel is to  try to encourage Turkey and Israel  to restart military co-operation, which used to include manoeuvres and defence contracts. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel will try to rekindle military co-operation between Turkey and its former close ally Israel in his first visit (...)

US president Barack Obama hosts a concert of Memphis Soul music as part of the ’In Performance at the White House’ series in the East Room of the White House last night. Photograph: Martin H Simon-Pool/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama will today send Congress his 2014 budget, in an effort to achieve an elusive “grand bargain” to tame runaway deficits(...)

For your children to get a place in school you might be asked to recite Humpty Dumpty in Cyrillic while juggling Rubik's cubes.

I have done some things since becoming a parent that would have made the toenails of my past, pre-children self curl in horror. When my (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (L) speaks during his meeting with Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem today. Photograph: Paul J Richards/Reuters

US s ecretary of state John Kerry said today he had agreed to work with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to boost economic growth in the occupie(...)

Copies of US president Barack Obama's budget proposal for FY 2014 at a printing press at the Government Printing Office yesterday in Washington DC. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

President Barack Obama will soon release a new budget, and the commentary is already flowing fast and furious. Progressives are angry (with goo(...)

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and and then US president Ronald Reagan are seen at the  White House in February 1985.  Photograph/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama has led tributes from world leaders to Margaret Thatcher, saying: “The world has lost one of the great champions of (...)

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