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Amal and George Clooney attend a Leaders’ Summit for Refugees at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last September. She has been nominated for the Tipperary Peace Prize.  Photograph: Peter Foley/Getty Images

Lebanese-British lawyer, activist and author Amal Clooney is among the nominees for the 2017 Tipperary Peace Prize. Wife of actor George Clooney, he(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton and governor Andrew Cuomo cast their votes for Hillary Clinton as electors at the New York State Senate in Albany on Monday.  Photograph: Nathaniel Brooks/New York Times

In Florida, protesters swarmed the state Capitol rotunda, one hoisting a “Trump Is Too Rusky” sign featuring a hammer and sickle. In Wisconsin’s State(...)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Kenansville, North Carolina. Photograph: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

Last week in the US, a Gallop poll suggested that only one in three Americans have any trust in the media, the lowest ever recorded. Separately, in a (...)

People who want to fulfil their civic duty by voting, but who don’t want to vote for Trump or Clinton, can vote for Mike Maturen

The 2005 Christmas special of the popular Doctor Who television show featured a British prime minister called Harriet Jones, played by Penelope Wilton(...)

Former   secretary of state Colin Powell with  Hillary Clinton in 2014: In emails published online on Wednesday he called Mrs Clinton “greedy, not transformational” and Donald Trump “a national disgrace” and “international pariah,” and said that Bill Clinton, a president he worked for, was “still d***ing bimbos at home,” referring to his past extramarital dalliances. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton shrugged off brutal critiques levelled by former secretary of state Colin Powell in a ser(...)

Colin Powell: the former secretary of state and retired four-star general called Donald Trump a “national disgrace” and “international pariah” in a leaked email. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

After a series of vacillations by Donald Trump on whether he would release his medical records, the Republican presidential nominee offered details on(...)

FBI investigators said Hillary Clinton used 13 mobile devices during her four-year stint at the state department but her lawyers told them that they were unable to locate any of them. Photograph: Ty Wright/Bloomberg

The FBI released a report on its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address while serving as US secretary of state and a summ(...)

Donald Trump: “I’m sorry I pretended I was going to release my tax returns. Of course I didn’t pay any taxes.” Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

To whom it may concern: Trump is sorry. Trump is humble. Trump is scared. Trump doesn’t want to get crushed. So if I have offended anyone, or because (...)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks on stage during a campaign event in Dimondale, Michigan on Friday. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Republican candidate in the US presidential election Donald Trump has urged African-Americans to vote for him, asking them: “what the hell do you have(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: “The most enjoyable thing about the Trump phenomenon has been watching him make monkeys out of a lot of people who had it coming.”   Photograph: Robert F Bukaty/AP

Here’s why the Trump campaign is wicked fun: I watched Donald Trump in New York for decades, as a bachelor swanning, a party fixture mingling, a maste(...)

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