SIDS, Tasers and Alabaman rights
Ambulances parked outside an NHS hospital in London.
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SIDS, Tasers and Alabaman rights

Are we closer to understanding sudden infant death syndrome? Has a Trump-appointed judge given hope to trans Americans? And do too many British police…
20 May 2022
Why the US is facing a baby milk shortage
Near-empty shelves in a supermarket in Orlando, Florida
Talking point

Why the US is facing a baby milk shortage

Supply chains went into crisis after major supplier shut down factory following two infant deaths
20 May 2022
Nato’s renaissance: how the world’s most powerful military alliance has taken centre stage
Long table of men at Nato summit
In Depth

Nato’s renaissance: how the world’s most powerful military alliance has taken centre stage

While avoiding direct involvement, Nato has played a crucial role in the Ukraine war
20 May 2022
Curtailing abortion rights: will Republicans rue their victory?
Students protest anti-abortion measures
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Curtailing abortion rights: will Republicans rue their victory?

The next few years are likely to be ‘chaotic or worse’, predicts the Los Angeles Times
20 May 2022
What is the ‘great replacement’ theory?
The Buffalo Bills visit the scene of the Buffalo shootings
Getting to grips with . . .

What is the ‘great replacement’ theory?

Manifesto linked to Buffalo shooting suspect Payton Gendron described black Americans and immigrants as ‘replacers’
19 May 2022
Inside the first public US hearing on UFOs in half a century
Scott Bray
Why we’re talking about . . .

Inside the first public US hearing on UFOs in half a century

Reports of unidentified aerial phenomena have doubled in the last year, say intelligence officials
18 May 2022
Why the US is deploying troops to Somalia
A Somali soldier stands guard after an al-Shabaab attack in 2015
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the US is deploying troops to Somalia

Joe Biden overturns Trump-era decision to withdraw from African terrorism battle
18 May 2022

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Everything we know about the Buffalo shooting
Police and FBI agents investigating the racially motivated attack
In Depth

Everything we know about the Buffalo shooting

Police investigated suspected shooter after school threat last year
16 May 2022
Will the US save the Northern Ireland Protocol?
Joe Biden has repeatedly warned the UK against jeopardising the Good Friday Agreement
Talking point

Will the US save the Northern Ireland Protocol?

Washington delegation heading to UK amid stand-off over post-Brexit trade plan
13 May 2022
Enter the bear: how long will the carnage last?
Wall Street: the worst run of losses in a decade
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Enter the bear: how long will the carnage last?

Investors are grappling with a nasty bear market
13 May 2022
Can Biden preserve US abortion rights?
Joe Biden addresses reporters at a Lockheed Martin factory in Troy, Alabama
Behind the scenes

Can Biden preserve US abortion rights?

President warns Supreme Court against threatening ‘stability of our law’
6 May 2022
How the Ukraine war may affect Trump’s 2024 hopes
Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida
Between the lines

How the Ukraine war may affect Trump’s 2024 hopes

Former president’s support base has ‘splintered’ over Russia’s invasion
5 May 2022
The links between Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Gates explained
Bill Gates
Behind the scenes

The links between Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Gates explained

Microsoft founder admits meetings with sex offender were ‘huge mistake’
3 May 2022
Explained: the anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade
Abortion activists demonstrating outside the Supreme Court in 2018
Fact file

Explained: the anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade

Supreme Court may overturn landmark reproductive rights ruling, leak suggests
3 May 2022
Is Joe Biden too old to rule? Exploring the greying of American politics
Joe Biden with his hand on his forehead
Talking point

Is Joe Biden too old to rule? Exploring the greying of American politics

The current Senate is the oldest in American history, with an average age of 64
29 Apr 2022
Arguments for and against the Iran Nuclear Deal
Delegates at the nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria
Pros and cons

Arguments for and against the Iran Nuclear Deal

Former diplomats warn that time is running out to revive Barack Obama-era agreement
27 Apr 2022
Does the US believe Ukraine can beat Russia?
Antony Blinken meets Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv
Today’s big question

Does the US believe Ukraine can beat Russia?

Visit to Kyiv by senior Biden officials hints at ‘new mindset’ in Washington
27 Apr 2022
The US state being ‘battered’ by Russian oil ban
An aerial view of Honolulu, Hawaii
Unreported world

The US state being ‘battered’ by Russian oil ban

Mainland America does not rely on Russian crude – but Hawaii does
26 Apr 2022
Brooklyn subway shooting: exploring New York’s ‘steep decline in law and order’
Artwork by a subway station
In Brief

Brooklyn subway shooting: exploring New York’s ‘steep decline in law and order’

Last week, a gunman set off smoke bombs and opened fire on a rush-hour train in the city
22 Apr 2022
Will Elon Musk manage to take over Twitter?
Elon Musk Twitter page
In Brief

Will Elon Musk manage to take over Twitter?

The world’s richest man has launched a hostile takeover bid worth $43bn
21 Apr 2022
The gorilla with a smartphone addiction
A gorilla
Why we’re talking about . . .

The gorilla with a smartphone addiction

Amare, the 16-year-old ape, has screen time cut after spending ‘hours’ looking at visitors’ phones
19 Apr 2022
Disney vs. conservatives: the latest chapter of the war on ‘woke’
Protesters holding placards reading 'Disney - speak out against Don't Say Gay'
Why we’re talking about . . .

Disney vs. conservatives: the latest chapter of the war on ‘woke’

No doubt company is becoming increasingly political, in a way that rankles with many people
14 Apr 2022
Herrera arrest highlights abortion tensions in Texas
Protester holds placard reading: “Pro Roe 1973”
Why we’re talking about . . .

Herrera arrest highlights abortion tensions in Texas

The case has ‘confounded activists on both sides of the abortion debate’
11 Apr 2022
Trouble at the supreme court: the case of the judge’s wife
Ginni and Clarence Thomas
Global lens

Trouble at the supreme court: the case of the judge’s wife

Leaked Ginni Thomas messages show how unmoored from reality the US Right has become
7 Apr 2022
BLM and the $6m luxury mansion
A BLM protest in Los Angeles following the death of George Floyd
Getting to grips with . . .

BLM and the $6m luxury mansion

Founders of one of the movement’s wealthiest organisations accused of attempting to hide property purchase
6 Apr 2022
Hunter Biden’s laptop: the burying of a scandal
Joe Biden embraces Hunter Biden
In Brief

Hunter Biden’s laptop: the burying of a scandal

Mainstream media accused of only certifying facts which align with own preferred narrative
1 Apr 2022
Joe Biden’s visit to Europe: is the president a liability?
Biden on stage
In Focus

Joe Biden’s visit to Europe: is the president a liability?

Staff had to correct impression given by his public statements on number of occasions
31 Mar 2022
The people directing the Oscars
Academy president David Rubin at the Dolby Theatre
Why we’re talking about . . .

The people directing the Oscars

Board of governors to discuss Will Smith at emergency meeting following on-stage attack
29 Mar 2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson: five things you may not know
US Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn-in during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Profile

Ketanji Brown Jackson: five things you may not know

The nominated judge met Matt Damon at Harvard and knits to relieve stress
22 Mar 2022
Record petrol prices in the US: who should carry the can? 
President Biden is taking flak for the hike
In Depth

Record petrol prices in the US: who should carry the can? 

Conservatives are blaming Biden for the high cost of petrol
18 Mar 2022
Would Putin have invaded Ukraine with Trump in the White House?
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin
Behind the scenes

Would Putin have invaded Ukraine with Trump in the White House?

Former president claims Joe Biden is viewed as weak on the world stage
15 Mar 2022
Why Iran launched missile attack on Iraq
A mansion destroyed in the Iranian missile attack
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Iran launched missile attack on Iraq

Strike near US consulate risks ‘sabotaging’ nuclear deal negotiations
15 Mar 2022
Volodymyr Zelenskyy: from comedian to war-time leader
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Profile

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: from comedian to war-time leader

The one-time actor turned Ukrainian president is winning global plaudits for his brave leadership
3 Mar 2022
‘I’m with Vlad’: who are the US conservatives praising Putin?
Tucker Carlson
Global lens

‘I’m with Vlad’: who are the US conservatives praising Putin?

Tucker Carlson has repeatedly played down Russia’s aggression – and he’s not alone
3 Mar 2022
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