Republicans cast cloud over climate talks

Party’s hardcore sceptics lead race for presidential nomination

Camp Corregidor, Ramadi, Iraq. (June 06, 2006) An Army soldier taps a Marine on the shoulder to continue bounding across a smoke filled intersection notorious for sniper fire while on patrol in the city of Ramadi. The mission was part of the continuing support of the 2-28 BCT. 2-28 BCT is deployed with IMEF (FWD) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq (MNF-W) to develop the Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. U.S Navy Photo by Photographers Mate Second Class Samuel C Peterson (Released)
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Hope dies for America’s Iraqi friends

A better life is distant even for those who had risked everything, writes Christine Spolar

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The rise of liberal intolerance in the US

There is no doubt that racial prejudice is alive and well but quashing free speech is no answer

Universities face up to hacking threats

Experts warn of attacks on student data and research

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Reasons to be cheerful, parts one and two

Small compromises are so rare in the US nowadays that we should be thankful for them

Refugees and the propagation of fear

America took in the ‘wretched refuse of teeming shores’ but now it is so fearful and mean-spirited

Proxy war in Syria imperils US-led strikes

Russia-Turkey tension endangers push to clear Isis from border

States warn US climate plan is illegal

West Virginia and Texas stage intervention ahead of Paris summit

It’s who you meet not what you learn

Intrigue your colleagues and increase your allure by getting out of the office, writes Jeremy Shapiro

Cyber threats insurers cannot measure

Attacks on data are presenting a whole new wave of uncertainty

UnitedHealth warns it may quit Obamacare

Insurer struggles to make a profit on the plans it offers through online exchanges

The children of the Obama era are angry

African-American students are protesting over precieved prejudice

Microsoft in German plan to curb spying

Centres under control of Deutsche Telekom aim to protect customers from American authorities

Deft footwork behind clumsy moves

The US wants politicians that are weighty and likeable

Airbnb is no pioneer

Its innovation was to add ka-ching to the tradition of couch-surfing

Four killed in Jordan training centre attack

Deaths stir fears of exposure to regional extremist violence

US takes early education cue from Shakira

Duncan urges Congress to improve ‘shameful’ pre-school funding

Cuban migrants create crisis for Mexico

Improved relations with the US have prompted thousands more to flee the communist island

Diversity hits prime time on US screens

‘Quantico’ and ‘Empire’ point to rising role of minorities

Start-ups turn healthcare on its head

Tech companies could transform the medical industry

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