President Emmanuel Macron of France speaks during a meeting with US president Donald Trump in London last December. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

On a weekday evening, members of the French establishment queued to enter the Cercle Interallié, one of the most exclusive clubs in Paris, to hear Ren(...)

 US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (R) and Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko (L) shake hands in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Nikolai Petrov/Pool/Belta/EPA

The US has offered to supply Belarus with all the oil it needs and end its energy dependence on Moscow, amid rising concern in Minsk that Russia’s pus(...)

 Roy Moore, Republican candidate for the US Senate from Alabama, departs on horseback after casting his ballot at a polling location in Gallant, Alabama. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Voters in Alabama headed to the polls on Tuesday in a hard-fought US Senate race in which president Donald Trump has endorsed controversial fellow Rep(...)

 Donald Trump greets supporters outside Trump Towers in Manhattan on Saturday. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, facing eroding support from his party over lewd remarks about women, goes into a second presidential (...)

Hong Kong riot police walk along a cordoned-off street on February 9th following overnight clashes between protesters and police in the Mong Kok area. Photograph: Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images

A stroll through Causeway Bay’s shopping emporia or the boiling streets of Mong Kok reveals little of the anger behind the scenes in Hong Kong, yet bo(...)

The Seanad has passed all stages of the Water Services Bill.

The Water Services Bill has passed all stages in the Seanad, paving the way for its signature by President Michael D Higgins and the introduction of c(...)

Engineers at Palantir Technologies, surrounded by multiple monitors and interesting personal decor, at the company offices in Palo Alto, California. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

Palantir Technologies will not help you share, message, pin, post or chat. It does not exist to make you more social or connected, or even to help adv(...)

The  clubhouse on the Old Course at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, home of the Royal and Ancient.

These things are never done quietly. The sound of a wall falling down or a barrier being broken or of a seismic shift in doctrine has a knock-o(...)

Stephen Schwarzman: has contributed €73 million to his scholarship programme

Wall Street mogul Stephen Schwarzman, whose Blackstone firm is one of the most biggest global players in the private equity business, held a groundbre(...)

Ernie Els makes a remarkable save from a bunker on the 13th green during the final round of his British Open win at Muirfield in 2002. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

Every so often, as the rota winds its way from one famed links to another, The Open – i.e. the British Open to those who prefer a geographical distinc(...)

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