AXA chief executive Thomas Buberl   is one of seven founding members of the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative that was created by US billionaire   Michael Bloomberg as a result of the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The headquarters of the insurance giant AXA, one block from the Élysée Palace, reflect the company’s character. The Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill’s(...)

Democratic presidential candidate  Bernie Sanders speaks at a New Year’s Eve campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, US. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has told supporters that his campaign has more donors than Donald Trump’s, and predicted he would raise(...)

Democratic presidential hopeful and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg: ‘It takes a long time to do big things.’ Photograph: Getty

Tuesday December 10th was an eventful day for Donald Trump, even by the US president’s own hectic standards. It began with the unveiling of impeachmen(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks as South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg listens during the Democratic presidential primary debate in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

As Washington experienced one of the most dramatic weeks of the Trump presidency with Wednesday’s impeachment, another kind of drama was unfolding on (...)

Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders at November’s Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta. Photograph: Demetrius Freeman/The New York Times

It started with a bang. Democrats in the US were tripping over themselves at the start of this year to audition as their party’s chief Trump-slayer. E(...)

South Bend, Indiana mayor  Pete Buttigieg: has a kind of valedictorian wholesomeness. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

Pete Buttigieg tells US Democrats that he used to campaign for a “young man with a funny name”. If you took a chance on Barack Obama, implies the mayo(...)

A logo for Italian energy company Eni is drawn on the ground with the words 'Fake Green' during a protest outside its headquarters. Many governments continue to subsidise the fossil fuel industry, the main emitter of greenhouse gases, on a grand scale. Photograph: Stefano Montesi/Corbis/Getty

Greenwashing: loosely defined as a form of marketing spin to play up one’s green credentials. It’s an accusation typically levelled at companies overe(...)

US president Donald Trump with American forces  at Bagram Air Field in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thanksgiving Day. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

No matter how bad your Thanksgiving is, mine will be worse, and I’ll tell you why. My sister thinks Jim Jordan is hot. Well, she didn’t say “hot” exac(...)

 Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg: seeks to unseat a president who “represents an existential threat to our country and our values”. Photograph: Martin Sylvest

Michael Bloomberg announced on Sunday that he would run for president in 2020, bringing his enormous wealth and eclectic political biography into the (...)

 South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate in Atlanta, Georgia: He has raised huge sums of money despite being the youngest candidate in the field. Photograph:  Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

Ten leading Democratic presidential candidates largely avoided attacking each other in a televised debate on Wednesday night, though their differences(...)

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