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Donald Trump (centre) campaigning in Florida, the biggest, most valuable battleground state in the US presidential election. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Voters go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to Barack Obama as president of the United States. Here’s what to watch out for as results are (...)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton do battle in the US presidential election

Tuesday is election day in the United States which, depending on who you ask, is somewhere between just another election and the End of Days. Here’s (...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: “In light of the continued solid performance of the labour market and our outlook for economic activity and inflation, I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months.” Photograph:  Carlos Barria/Reuters

The case for raising US interest rates in the United States has strengthened in recent months because of improvements in the labour market and expecta(...)

A man holds up his mobile  phone with a screen shot of the Pokemon Go game as a woman searches on her cell phone for a Pokemon in front of the White House in Washington. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Catching cheating boyfriends, stumbling across dead bodies and advertising one’s services as a professional Pokemon Go trainer – less than a week sinc(...)

A bear cub believed to be the latest offspring of Grizzly 399, one of the best-known bears in the US, has been hit by a car and killed in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. File photograph: Getty Images

A bear cub believed to be the latest offspring of Grizzly 399, one of the best-known bears in the US, has been hit by a car and killed in Grand Teton (...)

The newborn bison calf had to be euthanised because its mother had rejected it as a result of ‘interference by people,’ officials said. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Yellowstone National Park managers on Monday warned visitors to leave wildlife alone after two tourists put a newborn bison calf in their car, touchi(...)

European Parliament building in  Strasbourg, France: The report commissioned by the parliament’s Green group argues that certain US states “behave like tax havens” by not obliging financial institutions to provide information on the beneficial owners behind firms, allowing for the creation of shell companies. Photograph: Getty

The US should be added to a new European blacklist of tax havens being drawn up by the European Commission, according to a report commissioned by the(...)

Margaret McKenzie was from Shieldaig, a village in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland.

A young bride, who perished along with her husband when the Lusitania was torpedoed off Ireland in 1915 has finally been recognised with a gravestone (...)

 New York could also inject a new momentum behind the leader in the Republican race, businessman Donald Trump, in his bid to be the party’s nominee. He has 744 delegates to 559 for Texas senator Ted Cruz. Photograph: Christopher Lee/The New York Times

The second-biggest prize in the Democratic presidential election – and the fourth-biggest in the Republican race – will be up for grabs when primary v(...)

Ted Cruz: trying to stop Donald Trump getting the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination in July. Photograph: Brendan Bannon/The New York Times

Republican US presidential hopeful Ted Cruz won all 14 delegates at stake on Saturday in Wyoming. Mr Cruz is trying to prevent Mr Trump from obtaini(...)

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