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Israeli justice minister Tzipi Livni (c) speaks to reporters in the lobby of the United Nations after her meeting with UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon (unseen) in New York on July 29th, 2013. Livni was en route to Washington for peace talks with the Palestinians. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

It’s almost 20 years since then-Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed an historic peace agreement on the Wh(...)

This story never seems to end. Even now, more than 15 years since they were killed six months apart in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the ballad of Biggie(...)

White House correspondent Helen Thomas at the White House in Washington in 1997. Photograph: Paul Hosefros/The New York Times

Veteran journalist and White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who has died at 92, reported on every US president from John F Kennedy to Barack Obama.(...)

The ‘Boss’ Bruce Springsteen paid tribute in Limerick to the deeds of the Treaty County’s hurlers. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

It probably doesn’t happen this way but it would be great to think that when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band arrive in Nowlan Park, they will (...)

March for Jobs in Washington DC on July 15th, rallying against the Senate’s immigration legislation. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Sitting in front of congressman Paul Ryan on his desk is a poster, Advice to Irish Immigrants, written by the Irish government and posted on ships lea(...)

A campaign poster of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi with his face scratched out is seen in the city of Zagazig, in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya. Photograph: Maggie Fick/Reuters.

Egypt’s army has threatened to turn its guns on those who use violence, its starkest warning yet ahead of what both sides expect will be a bloody show(...)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in this still image taken from video during an interview by the Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong on June 6th, 2013.

A US spy programme that sweeps up vast amounts of electronic communications survived a legislative challenge in the House of Representatives, the firs(...)

Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner’s wife of three years and mother to his son, stood awkwardly beside him during the press conference in which he addressed the “sexting” scandal, bowing her head when he blamed his behaviour on his marital problems. Photograph: Michael Appleton/The New York Times

New York’s tabloids had a field day. Anthony Weiner, the New York City mayoral candidate topping the polls in what had until yesterday been a stunning(...)

 US president Barack Obama addresses the state of the economy during a speech at Knox College  in Galesburg, Illinois yesterday. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has berated Republicans for their inaction on the economy, saying that reversing the growing inequality between the rich and(...)

Anatoly Kucherena, the Russian lawyer assisting former US whistleblower Edward Snowden, speaks to the media at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow yesterday. Snowden has no immediate plans to leave Russia, said Kucherena, who is assisting him in his request for temporary asylum. Photograph: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

Edward Snowden’s month-long stay at Moscow airport appeared no closer to ending yesterday after reports that the US whistleblower had been permitted t(...)

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