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 New York City mayor Bill de Blasio waves to supporters during his election night event in New York in 2017. File photograph:  Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio entered the crowded 2020 presidential race on Thursday. He argues that his record of progressive accomplishments i(...)

Buildings stand as the night sky is illuminated by blue light in New York. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

A bright blue light lit up the New York skyline on Thursday night after a transformer exploded at an energy facility. The blast prompted a brief fire(...)

Actor Robert De Niro. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

US federal authorities investigating a spate of pipe bombs sent this week to several prominent critics of President Donald Trump have turned their att(...)

Figures who were sent suspect packages. From top: Barack Obama (L),  Hillary Clinton, George Soros. Bottom row: Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz (L), former CIA director John Brennan,  and  Democrat Maxine Waters. Photographs: Martin Bureau/Angela Weiss/Stan Honda/Mandel Ngan/Saul Loeb/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Senior figures in the Democratic party, including former US president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, have been sent potentially explosive devices b(...)

Berlin has limited the number of days a property can be let out.

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is said to be readying rules aimed at curbing the loss of properties from the long-term rental market in Dublin. W(...)

An iFlyTek robot that uses artificial intelligence, in Beijing. The answer to the question of whether AI will help or hurt workers depends on your timeframe and your socio-economic class.  Photograph: Giulia Marchi/The New York Times

Two of the most polarising words in the English language at the moment (aside from “Donald Trump”) must be “artificial intelligence”. Last week, Big T(...)

Members of the New York Fire Department at the scene. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA

A three-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York apartment building that killed 12 people, including four(...)

The Finnish pilot programme comes shortly after New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a plan to create a fleet of ferry boats at a cost of $325 million to help offset congestion in the city.

We’ve all heard of plans by companies to introduce autonomously-driven cars on to our roads and some firms are also busy trialling driverless trucks. (...)

Shalane Flanagan  crosses the finish line to win the women’s race of the New York City Marathon in Central Park in New York on Sunday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Shalane Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany on Sunday and became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977, potentially ending(...)

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday: “Diversity lottery sounds nice. It’s not nice, it’s not good, it hasn’t been good, we’ve been against it,” he said. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Irish officials have given a cautious response to the proposal by US president Donald Trump to abolish the green card lottery scheme, as the Trump ad(...)

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