Barrack Obama

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Bank of England governor Mark Carney is loathed by the Brexiteers because his facts don’t fit their narrative. Photograph: Reuters

It’s possible to feel sorry for central bankers. That’s a sentence I never thought I would write. Even if sympathy or empathy are not normal feelings (...)

Donald Trump has prised open a crack in American society so wide that it seems unbridgeable. Photograph: AFP Photo / Mandel Nganmandel Ngan

During the US presidential election campaign there was a lot of talk about child sex trafficking. On the credulous – or nutty – edges of the internet (...)

Dutch spy agency: a JSCU interception station. Photograph: Wutsje/WC

The United States was first alerted to Russian hacking of Democratic National Committee offices in Washington in the summer of 2015, when the Dutch se(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras shakes hands with President Michael D Higgins in Athens in February. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty

The most pervasive effect of President Michael D Higgins’s state visit to Greece last month is that Greeks see another small and peripheral nation rea(...)

’Notions of community and civility have taken a battering during this election but that does not mean they are dead, given that Trump also managed to generate much disgust and distress in the US.’ Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

In February 2008, three weeks after Barack Obama’s inauguration as the first African-American president in the United States, I listened to Noam Choms(...)

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta shakes hands with Barack Obama last month. The US president’s visit came six months after the case against Mr Kenyatta collapsed. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

In a surprise development, counsel for the victims in the case against Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has asked judges at the International Crimin(...)

Shire acting chief financial officer Jeff Poulton said the company had obtained advice that the break fee should not be taxable in Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

Drug giant Shire is facing a potential tax bill of up to €480 million as Irish Revenue officials examine the fallout from a collapsed takeover of the (...)

Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad (right) meets Dutch foreign minister Uri Rosenthal in Ramallah before the 2012 breakdown in peace talks. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

When Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations broke down in Amman in January 2012, it looked as though the process had run irretrievably into the sand. (...)

The original Money Jungle brought Duke Ellington into contact (some say conflict) with its (...)