New bill would ban local politicians from passing gun control in South Carolina after...

A bill set to be introduced this week in South Carolina would bar local governments from enacting stricter gun control, dramatically reducing the ability of local...

Merkel ally suggests longer Brexit transition period as May admits Britain may not be...

Angela Merkel’s closest ally in the EU’s Brexit apparatus has said the transition period could be extended if Britain needs more time to prepare for leaving...

Pope Francis calls for end to ‘carnage’ in Syria in Easter message

Pope Francis has condemned the “carnage” in Syria and called for political leaders to help stop the “apparently endless war”. The 81 year-old leader of the Catholic Church also...

Incoming national security adviser John Bolton casts doubts on North Korea talks

Donald Trump’s hawkish new choice for national security adviser has cast doubt on upcoming talks with North Korea, a Republican senator said. “He has a very healthy...

Judge allows 2,300 women to proceed with gender bias lawsuit against Goldman Sachs

More than 2,300 women are pushing forward with a lawsuit claiming one of Wall Street’s largest banks discriminated against them on grounds of gender, after a...

White House criticised for lack of diversity after releasing photo of spring 2018 interns

The White House released a photo of its spring 2018 interns and people quickly noted a lack of people of colour. One reaction on Twitter noted: "Last summer...

Denmark gets 23ft regal statue of ‘rebel queen’ who led fiery revolt against colonialism

The statue of the woman is nearly 23ft tall. Her head is wrapped and she stares straight ahead while sitting barefoot, but regally, in a wide-backed...

What’s Trump tweeting now? The latest Twitter posts from the US President and what...

Donald Trump's Twitter account provides an extraordinary unfiltered insight into what the President is doing and thinking in real time. He posts on the social media site almost...

Brexit: Japan says trade deal with EU is a greater priority than deal with...

Japan is more focused on a securing major trade deal with the European Union than pursuing an agreement with a post-Brexit Britain, a senior minister has said. Shinichi Iida, minister...

Israel scraps plans to forcibly deport thousands of African asylum seekers

Israel is to resettle thousands of African migrants in Western countries instead of forcibly deporting them, the Israeli government has said. The country’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had reached an...

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