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US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One in Maryland. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US president Donald Trump issued an expanded version of his travel ban on Friday that targets prospective immigrants from Nigeria and five other count(...)

The ban would give the European Commision time to work out how to prevent abuses

The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years, to give it time to work out how to prev(...)

House sergeant at arms Paul Irving leads the seven impeachment managers to the Senate chamber of the US Capitol. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty

It was a historic day in Washington on Thursday as the 100 members of the US Senate were sworn in for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made the comments at a session of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang. Photograph: STR/Korean Central News Agency Via KNS/AFP via Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the country is no longer obliged to maintain the suspension on testing nuclear weapons and said his country w(...)

Somali boys wade through rainfall flood waters in Mogadishu. Photograph: Feisal Omar

East African countries are calling for help dealing with flooding that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and caused massive amounts of dam(...)

Mark Sandy told the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry that an individual in the office’s legal division quit in part over issues with the suspension of security assistance to Ukraine, according to a transcript of his deposition released on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

A lawyer for the White House’s budget office resigned partly because of concerns over Donald Trump’s freeze on military aid to Ukraine, a longtime car(...)

The US government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, according to reports. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The US government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, according to reports. The reports on Friday from Reut(...)

Photograph: Joel Sage  AFP via Getty Images

TikTok owner ByteDance is focused on hiring staff to beef up its international operations before considering an initial public offering in the US or H(...)

The Trump National Doral Miami, in Florida, which will host the  G7 summit in June next year. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/New York Times

The Trump administration has selected a Trump hotel in Florida as the location for next year’s G7 summit in a move that has sparked widespread concern(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The global financial crash of 2008 saw many economies go into meltdown, including in Ireland. According to Bank of England governor Mark Carney the fi(...)

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