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    Central American leaders to lobby Obama on border crisis

    The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador on Friday lobbied President Barack Obama for more money to fight the...

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    Buckingham Palace: Royal Childhood exhibition

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  3. July 24, 2014

    Obama lashes out at corporate ‘deserters’

    Barack Obama has lashed out at “corporate deserters” that leave the US to cut their tax bills as he made the boldest call...

  4. July 24, 2014

    Ryan calls for US social safety net reform

    Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for US vice-president in 2012, shifted away from budget warfare to a centre-right vision...

  5. July 24, 2014

    Obama’s dilemma over tax inversions

    Here is the law of unintended consequences. The White House is intensifying efforts to close down the “tax inversion”...

  6. July 23, 2014

    Obama pressed to act against Russia

    As Europe hesitates over whether to bring in more sanctions against Russia, US President Barack Obama is facing fierce...

  7. July 23, 2014

    US accuses Russia of continuing to arm Ukraine rebels

    The Obama administration has accused Russia of continuing to provide military assistance to pro-Russian separatists in...

  8. July 23, 2014

    O’Malia to take helm at Isda

    Scott O’Malia, who this week quit as a commissioner at the main regulator of the US swaps industry, will become head of the...

  9. July 22, 2014

    US warned of up to 25 groups eyeing foreign switch to cut tax

    Up to 25 more US companies are considering relocating overseas to cut their tax bills this year, a Democratic senator has...

  10. July 22, 2014

    Dodd-Frank has made banks safer but slowed economy, data show

    Four years after the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill was signed, US banks are more stable and better capitalised. But this...

  11. July 22, 2014

    Republicans reach out to voters via Silicon Valley

    Michael Mayernick and his team have spent 24 hours hunkered down with pizza and energy drinks. The result is an app that...

  12. July 21, 2014

    US border crisis blurs immigration debate

    He has called himself “the most privileged undocumented immigrant in the country”. But when Jose Antonio Vargas was...

  13. July 21, 2014

    UK’s Ed Miliband takes tough stance on Ukraine in US

    UK opposition leader Ed Miliband called for Europe to “step up” its response to the crisis in eastern Ukraine as he arrived...

  14. July 21, 2014

    Obama urges end to Gaza war as death toll rises

    Barack Obama on Monday voiced concern about the rising death toll from two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas...

  15. July 21, 2014

    Wall St money backs Senate Republicans

    Wall Street donors are concentrating their firepower on backing conservative candidates to flip control in the US Senate to...

  16. July 21, 2014

    Leaders’ sharp words on Russia’s role in MH17 response

    As international condemnation grows over the handling of the investigation into what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 to...

  17. July 20, 2014

    Republicans have reneged on their pact with business

    There was a time when the US Chamber of Commerce could snap its fingers and get the Republican party to dance. The corporate...

  18. July 20, 2014

    MH17 crash: Evidence mounts on how jet was downed

    When President Barack Obama spoke in Washington about the downing of Flight MH17 on Friday, he struck a note of quiet...

  19. July 20, 2014

    US jobs: Slim pickings

    Last year, Monique Moshier, the owner of the Happy Cook, a small, upscale cookware and cutlery shop in the rolling hills of...

  20. July 19, 2014

    Ed Miliband may cancel Washington trip

    Ed Miliband may be forced to cancel a long-awaited trip to Washington on Monday as western capitals attempt to draw up a...

  21. July 19, 2014

    MH17 crash: UK and Netherlands urge review of EU-Russia relations

    The UK and the Netherlands have called on the EU to review its ties with Russia as evidence mounted that pro-Russia...

  22. July 19, 2014

    Iran nuclear talks extended for four months

    Iran and six world powers agreed on Friday to a four-month extension to nuclear negotiations after significant gaps remained...

  23. July 18, 2014

    Trouble at the borders adds to Obama’s woes

    No illeagles here,” somebody recently spray-painted across the brick wall of a disused army barracks in Westminster,...

  24. July 18, 2014

    Rand Paul challenges Republican foreign policy ahead of 2016 poll

    Dick Cheney, still unrepentant about the Iraq war, called Barack Obama the “worst president” in his lifetime in multiple...

  25. July 17, 2014

    US uses capital markets sanctions to cut deep into Russian economy

    For weeks, the Obama administration has been searching for “scalpel” sanctions that will cut deep into Russia’s companies...

  26. July 17, 2014

    Obama set to extend Iran nuclear talks

    President Barack Obama gave the strongest indication yet on Wednesday that he will push for an extension to the Iran nuclear...

  27. July 17, 2014

    Coffee time beats the daily grind

    Coffee shops have been the birthplace of political revolutions, artistic movements and Harry Potter. Moshi Monsters were...

  28. July 16, 2014

    US recovery could test healthcare gains

    Hopes that the US is finally tackling its most difficult long-term fiscal challenge – the growth in healthcare spending –...

  29. July 16, 2014

    Chinese group wins Cfius legal case

    A US court ruling allowing a Chinese-owned company to obtain evidence on why its bid for wind farms was rejected could clear...

  30. July 16, 2014

    Q&A: Lew on tax inversion

    What did Jack Lew say about tax inversions? Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, made his most high-profile and extensive...

  31. July 15, 2014

    US lawmakers urged to back child deportation bill

    US lawmakers are being asked to let the authorities send migrant children from Central America back home more quickly by...

  32. July 15, 2014

    Hollande in search of that regal touch

    If François Hollande was having difficulty seeing his way out of his troubles he has no excuse now. The French president has...

  33. July 14, 2014

    White House backs Republican highway plan

    The White House has thrown its weight behind a Republican-led proposal to avert a highway crisis by finding new sources of...

  34. July 14, 2014

    Honduras welcomes back deportees from US

    A planeload of Honduran women and child migrants “with broken hearts and shattered dreams” has arrived home after being...

  35. July 13, 2014

    A farewell to trust: Obama’s Germany syndrome

    What did the president know, and when did he know it? Such was demanded of Richard Nixon, who resigned 40 years ago next...

  36. July 11, 2014

    Kerry faces weekend of frantic diplomacy as crises multiply

    US secretary of state John Kerry has embarked on a frenetic long weekend of personal diplomacy to try to salvage two of the...

  37. July 11, 2014

    Democracy is not a synonym for good government

    Anewly assertive tone has entered Barack Obama’s rhetoric since he gave a speech just before the Fourth of July holiday....

  38. July 11, 2014

    Heir who relented after muckraking

    There was something almost biblical about the life and times of Richard Mellon Scaife, who has died aged 82. He was a man of...

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