As the US mulls the political ramifications of the recent protests over the killing of George Floyd, those who hoped that this new awakening about rac(...)

 Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a debate with French parliament members at the National Assembly in Paris last week. File photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Greta Thunberg is to sail across the Atlantic in a high-speed racing yacht next month to attend UN climate summits in the US and Chile. The journey w(...)

Democratic congresswomen  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and  Ilhan Omar with Republican House member Haley Stevens in Washington on January 4th last.   Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has doubled down on his inflammatory comments about four young congresswomen, arguing that they should “apologise” to the Un(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘You can’t leave fast enough’. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Donald Trump has attacked four progressive Democratic congresswomen who have clashed with their own party establishment, saying they&nb(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi, above, told her party members to refrain from targeting each other on Twitter, and criticised any attacks on moderate Democrats, many of whom are facing re-election battles. Photograph: Erik S Lesser

Nancy Pelosi received praise from unexpected quarters on Friday. Speaking to journalists as he left for Wisconsin, Donald Trump said he felt Alexandr(...)