Mike Pence backs Boris Johnson over Brexit in awkward Dublin visit

US vice-president urges taoiseach and EU to negotiate with UK in good faith The US vice-president and the taoiseach have clashed over Brexit, with Mike Pence urging Leo Varadkar and the EU to work with Boris Johnson to protect the United Kingdoms sovereignty and limit trade chaos. Pence also asked Varadkar to support the US […]

Trump officials snub strongman Khalifa Haftar as US shifts course on Libya

Administration gives Libyan National Army chief cold shoulder less than two months after Trump showed support in surprise call The Trump administration has given the cold shoulder to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, less than two months after Trump appeared to show support for himwho was visiting Washington a few days earlier, and did not signify […]

‘So much land under so much water’: extreme flooding is drowning parts of the midwest

As relentless rain wreaks havoc in the farm belt, many struggle to cope Even with half of the houses on her street underwater, Dina Barker looked at the numbers and calculated that it was worth holding out. The rate at which water was pouring out of the rain-swollen Keystone dam less than 10 miles up […]

Comey says Mueller’s evidence enough to charge Trump if he weren’t president

The former FBI director says there were at least two incidents that prove criminal intent on the presidents part to obstruct justice James Comey, the former director of the FBI, has said that the Mueller report contains sufficient evidence that Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice that he would have been charged, were he not […]

‘Privatizing the coast’: are wealthy Californians seizing public beaches?

As some try to seal off stretches of coastline for private use, the state wants to tackle a growing divide between rich and poor Privates Beach is named not for its exclusivity but for a permissive attitude toward nude sunbathing. This small patch of paradise on the California coastline is adored by locals, and anyone […]

Nazis separated me from my parents as a child. The trauma lasts a lifetime | Yoka Verdoner

I know from experience that the Trump-sanctioned brutality at the US border with Mexico will scar its child victims for life The events occurring now on our border with Mexico, where children are being removed from the arms of their mothers and fathers and sent to foster families or shelters, make me weep and gnash […]

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters How Cambridge Analyticas algorithms turned likes into a political tool The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trumps election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of […]