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 The backlash against Blizzard has been swift, with gamers and politicians  weighing in. There has been talk of a boycott, with #blizzardboycott trending on Twitter. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Sports and politics often cross paths. In recent months alone there have been debates about everything from former England captain Gary Lineker sharin(...)

Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, of the US Senate Finance Committee, warn of “significant and growing concerns” in the US about the tax. Photograph: Getty Images

Brussels has come under renewed pressure to drop controversial proposals to tax digital company revenue in a letter from key US senators to the presid(...)

A customer looks at cannabis on display after legal recreational marijuana went on sale at a Tweed retail store in St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters.

Canada became the first industrialised nation to legalise recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest(...)

Verizon said it had been supplying customer data to about 75 intermediaries via two California-based brokers, but it will put an end to the arrangement as soon as possible. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Verizon Communications Inc, the largest US wireless carrier, pledged to stop selling data through third parties that can pinpoint the location of cust(...)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the White House “didn’t try to knock the story down. We asked them to tell the truth”. Photograph: Getty

Donald Trump’s chief of staff asked the FBI to deny media reports that campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents dur(...)

Iranian girl Fatemah Taghizadeh (four months) was diagnosed with twisted arteries not long after her birth, said her family’s attorney. File photograph: Handout/Twitter

A four-month-old Iranian girl in need of an emergency heart surgery in Oregon has been prevented from entering the US because of Donald Trump’s 90-day(...)

Steven Mnuchin at his US Senate finance committee confirmation hearing on Thursday. Photograph: Bloomberg

Steven Mnuchin,  Donald Trump’s nominee to be US treasury secretary, clashed with Democrats over the business practices of the lender he once cha(...)

A truce between Donald Trump and intelligence agencies in the US has broken down. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A shaky detente between Donald Trump and the intelligence agencies he will soon control has broken down, as Mr Trump wrongly accused US intelligence o(...)

Donald Trump and his inner circle ‘have received a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, a report dated June 2016 alleges. Photograph: Reuters

US president-elect Donald Trump has accused intelligence agencies of allowing “fake news” about an alleged controversial dossier, which references a (...)

President Barack Obama has ordered US intelligence agencies to produce a full report on Russian efforts to influence the  presidential election, his homeland security adviser said. Photograph: New York Times

President Barack Obama has ordered US intelligence to review evidence of Russian interference in the presidential election after coming under sustaine(...)

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