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Tiger Woods: seems to have overcome his injury problems and is ready to return to the PGA Tour this week. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

This is where it gets real (again) for Tiger Woods. For those who indulged in a guessing game about where and when he would return to competitive act(...)

US president Donald Trump with his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, who has received a letter from 32 members of Congress, both Republic and Democrat, arguing that it is imperative that the US have a representative in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The prospect of complete disengagement by the United States from the Northern Ireland peace process could not have arisen at a worse time given the po(...)

The Israeli settlement of Maale Edumim. The leader of the right-wing Jewish Home party  said it will introduce a Bill for Israel to annex the major West Bank settlement blocs. Photograph: Reuters/Amir Cohen

Israel has launched an unprecedented diplomatic offensive against both the outgoing administration of US president Barack Obama and those countries w(...)

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi: The head of Eurosceptic party Forza Italia is actually the last PM to be voted in by the people. Photograph: Reuters/Remo Casilli

Shakers and makers across the globe, including Barack Obama and Angela Merkel, will be keeping a close eye on the outcome of a critical Italian consti(...)

Matteo Renzi: The Italian prime minister promised to respect a No vote, though he said it would be “a pity”. Photograph: Reuters/Stefano Rellandini

Insults and mutual accusations marked Friday’s closing stages of a referendum campaign that could end the career of Italian prime minister Matteo Renz(...)

Italian state president Sergio Mattarella yesterday intervened in a burgeoning row prompted by remarks by the US ambassador apparently in favour of pr(...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Made a speech at joint meeting of US congress criticising nuclear deal with Iran.  Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

After months of arduous negotiations the US has signed its biggest-ever military aid package, granting Israel $38 billion (€34 billion) over the cour(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has pledged to do “whatever is necessary” to carry out the ceasefire and the “complicated” process of negotiating peace. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin.

Russian warplanes pounded insurgent-held areas across Syria yesterday ahead of the midnight cessation of hostilities agreed by the Syrian government (...)

‘The Magna Carta 800 anniversary falls after a decade and a half during which Western governments have introduced legislation to restrict civil liberties, so threatening the fundamental principles that Magna Carta is supposed to have enshrined.’ Above, a rare copy of  Magna Carta which had gone unnoticed for generations but has now been unearthed by researchers.  Photograph:  St John’s College/University of Cambridge/PA

Eight hundred years ago this week, in a meadow by the river Thames near Windsor Castle, one of the most famous documents in world history was born: Ma(...)

Binyamin Netanyahu: “I don’t want a one-state solution. I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution. But for that circumstances have to change”

Binyamin Netanyahu has backtracked from an election promise that there would be no Palestinian state if he was re-elected Israeli prime minister.Only(...)

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