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    1. August 26, 2015

      Donald Trump throws out reporter — and campaign trail rule book

      When Donald Trump evicted a Latino reporter from a press conference in Iowa, the presidential hopeful fuelled fears...

    2. August 13, 2015

      An alpha-male fantasy that trumps reality

      After every loutish performance, political analysts pronounce Donald Trump’s presidential bid finally dead. Surely he...

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    1. July 31, 2015

      Donald Trump staying power confounds Republican opponents

      Attack him, but do not antagonise him. Embrace his message, but not the messenger. Days before the first Republican...

    2. July 23, 2015

      Trump dalliance reveals the darkest political fantasies

      Users of the adultery-facilitating website Ashley Madison — motto “Life is short. Have an affair” — have been shocked...

    3. July 21, 2015

      Trump surge drowns out rivals for Republican nomination

      Less than three weeks before the first Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump has surged to a big poll lead, the...

    4. July 19, 2015

      Trump digs in over attack on McCain

      Donald Trump, the reality television star and Republican presidential candidate, refused to apologise on Sunday for an...

    5. July 14, 2015

      Iran deal: US reaction

      President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he would welcome “a robust debate in Congress” on the nuclear agreement with...

    6. June 25, 2015

      China ‘lead suspect’ in US cyber breaches

      China is the “leading suspect” in recent cyber breaches at the US government’s human resources arm that affected...

    7. June 1, 2015

      NSA feud exposes rift over US spying

      Moments after Rand Paul, the libertarian Republican running for president, launched an attack on the NSA spying...

    8. May 5, 2015

      Huckabee joins 2016 race for White House

      Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and guitar-strumming Baptist preacher, has entered the 2016 race for the...

    9. The Exchange

      March 27, 2015

      Not enough bad news is priced into the financial markets

      How much bad news is priced into the global markets? The gap between the prevailing market prices – stocks, rates,...

    10. February 24, 2015

      Security fears as immigration battle threatens partial US shutdown

      The US is days away from a partial government shutdown as Republicans and Democrats struggle to break a deadlock over...

    11. February 11, 2015

      Obama asks Congress to back war on Isis

      Six months after US planes began bombing Jihadi militants in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is taking a...

    12. February 8, 2015

      Merkel to meet Obama to discuss Ukraine

      Angela Merkel is to meet President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday in a bid to secure a diplomatic solution to the...

    13. February 2, 2015

      Showdown looms over US defence spending

      President Barack Obama announced a Pentagon budget on Monday well above spending limits already agreed with Congress,...

    14. January 16, 2015

      Obama and Cameron warn against new Iran sanctions

      Barack Obama and David Cameron warned on Friday that new sanctions on Iran could cause the collapse of nuclear...

    15. January 6, 2015

      Kroton: school of hard knocks

      US Senator John McCain once called Russia a “gas station masquerading as a country”. Nothing so crude could be said of...

    16. December 3, 2014

      Hungary calls in US envoy over ‘unacceptable’ comments by McCain

      Hungary’s government summoned a senior US envoy on Tuesday over critical comments made by Senator John McCain in the...

    17. November 19, 2014

      Report blasts US banks’ physical commodities operations

      Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley exposed themselves to catastrophic financial risks, environmental disasters...

    18. November 11, 2014

      Unvanquished Republican neocons surge back

      F or almost a decade, the neoconservatives who championed the 2003 invasion of Iraq have been widely regarded as a...

    19. October 17, 2014

      Obama faces rising pressure to escalate military campaign against Isis

      Only weeks into a conflict he long shunned, Barack Obama is already coming under pressure to escalate his military...

    20. September 16, 2014

      US hints at ground troops role against Isis

      US military leaders have suggested for the first time that US ground troops could become directly involved in combating...

    21. September 15, 2014

      US alarmed by prospect of Scottish ‘Yes’ in independence vote

      A Yes vote for independence would be an economic mistake for Scotland and a geopolitical disaster for the west, senior...

    22. 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...

    23. July 17, 2014

      MH17 crash raises political heat over Ukraine

      Within hours of a Malaysian airliner crashing near to the Ukraine-Russia border, a political blame game kicked off that...

    24. July 6, 2014

      US toughens airport checks on devices

      US authorities are ramping up security checks on electronic devices carried by passengers travelling to the US in...

    25. June 17, 2014

      US senators push for curbs on flash traders

      US senators stepped up their scrutiny of high-frequency trading at a congressional hearing on Tuesday, raising pressure...

    26. June 13, 2014

      Washington debate over Iraq crisis could define next election

      Hillary Clinton’s new book on her time as US secretary of state is organised by geography: there are chapters on China,...

    27. June 10, 2014

      EU to probe Apple’s Irish tax affairs

      The European Commission is preparing to launch a formal investigation into Apple’s Irish tax affairs on Wednesday,...

    28. April 4, 2014

      Charles Keating, financier and moralist, 1923-2014

      At the time it was a big deal – the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. But in retrospect the US...

    29. April 1, 2014

      Caterpillar probe shifts focus to US tax code

      US Republicans used an investigation into Caterpillar’s tax strategy on Tuesday to highlight problems with US corporate...

    30. March 31, 2014

      Caterpillar accused of ‘shifting’ profits

      Caterpillar, the world’s largest maker of heavy machinery, used a Swiss affiliate to shift 85 per cent of its parts...

    31. March 28, 2014

      The surprising power of peace

      On the video, an old woman in a woolly hat in the Crimea is berating Russian soldiers. “Fear is the psychology of the...

    32. March 15, 2014

      Ukraine accuses Russia of military incursion

      Ukraine’s military on Saturday claimed it had repelled the first Russian military incursion on to mainland territory,...

    33. March 11, 2014

      US queries London’s embrace of oligarchs

      Britain, long the US’s closest diplomatic partner, is battling to dispel concern in Washington that it is willing to...

    34. March 6, 2014

      Homegrown perils for Obama in Ukraine crisis

      The first week of the Ukraine crisis has produced a wave of Republican criticism alleging that Barack Obama’s “weak”...

    35. Off Message

      March 6, 2014

      What the 'suppressed' migration report says

      On Thursday, the government published its needlessly controversial report that reviews the impact of migration on the...

    36. February 28, 2014

      ‘Let’s spend the night together’ in Macau

      When Mick Jagger prances across the stage at the Venetian casino resort in Macau next weekend, it will be the loudest...

    37. February 26, 2014

      Arizona governor vetoes bill seen as anti-gay

      The Republican governor of Arizona has vetoed a controversial bill viewed as anti-gay after it triggered fierce...

    38. February 25, 2014

      Washington hawks urge tougher stance on Ukraine

      When Ukraine was teetering on the edge of civil war last week, Barack Obama declared that the US was not engaged in a...

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