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The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 1.7 per cent in afternoon trading, pushing one of Wall Street’s oldest stock market indices to a new historic high. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Global stocks rallied on Tuesday, pushing the Dow above 30,000 for the first time, on optimism for a smooth transition of power in the United States a(...)

German shares jumped 1.3 per cent, with exchange operator Deutsche Börse revealing that the blue-chip index would expand to 40 from the current 30 companies with tougher membership criteria. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

European shares ended higher on Tuesday, as the potential easing of lockdowns in France combined with optimism around the deployment of a coronavirus (...)

Rupert Murdoch at Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, with Donald Trump and Murdoch’s wife Jerry Hall, in June 2016. File photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

A “cancer on democracy” is a stark description of anybody, but former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd knows what he’s doing when he applies it to(...)

If nominated and confirmed, Anthony Blinken would be a leading force in the incoming administration’s bid to reframe the US relationship with the rest of the world after four years in which Donald Trump questioned long-time alliances. Photograph:  Stephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty

US president-elect Joe Biden has announced senior members of his cabinet, foreign policy and national security teams, as he accelerates preparations t(...)

The first Americans could receive a Covid-19 vaccine in mid-December. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

The first Americans could receive a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as 24 hours later if the FDA grants approval for it in mid-December, kicking off what wou(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump continued his attacks on the electoral system over the weekend, even as his campaign suffered a further blow in its attempt (...)

Nancy Pelosi: the Democrats have reappointed her as speaker of the House of Representatives. Behind her, the finger pointing has already begun however after disappointing congressional results. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The Democrats’ decision to appoint Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the House of Representatives this week was not surprising. But the real contes(...)

President Donald Trump: Pharmaceutical companies had run ‘millions of dollars of negative advertisements against me during the campaign – which I won by the way’.

US president Donald Trump claimed that he “won” the presidential election as he made his first public appearance in a week at the White House on (...)

Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, who has made history as the first woman to run a winning Democratic presidential campaign. Photograph: Andre Chung for the Washington Post via Getty Images

In the chaotic days that followed the November 3rd US presidential election, one person seemed unusually calm: Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, the manager o(...)

‘Coronavirus restrictions are worth little if North and South continue on divergent paths.’ File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

It was dispiriting last week to hear one of the most impressive politicians in Ireland speak of her despair about the rottenness of Northern Ireland’s(...)

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