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
Ron DeSantis: the governor tipped to be ‘President Trump 2.0’
Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump during the former’s Florida governor campaign
Profile

Ron DeSantis: the governor tipped to be ‘President Trump 2.0’

Frontrunner for Republican candidacy lays out his credentials at conservative conference
25 Feb 2022
Sandy Hook families vs. Remington: a small victory over the gunmakers
A man holds a Bushmaster AR-15
In Brief

Sandy Hook families vs. Remington: a small victory over the gunmakers

Last week the families settled a lawsuit for $73m against the manufacturer
25 Feb 2022
Book bans: five infamous cases
Books repeatedly targeted for bans include Holocaust graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman
In Focus

Book bans: five infamous cases

Challenges to titles on library shelves and school syllabuses increasing at ‘unprecedented’ rate
22 Feb 2022
Jean-Luc Brunel: the Jeffrey Epstein trafficking suspect found dead
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell pictured together in 2005
Profile

Jean-Luc Brunel: the Jeffrey Epstein trafficking suspect found dead

Modelling agent and associate of billionaire paedophile thought to have hanged himself in Paris cell
21 Feb 2022
How the Capitol attack investigation is splitting the Republicans
Liz Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger
In Brief

How the Capitol attack investigation is splitting the Republicans

Vote to censure two Republican representatives has revealed deep divisions within party
17 Feb 2022
California love: Super Bowl half-time show was ‘one for the ages’
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium 
In Review

California love: Super Bowl half-time show was ‘one for the ages’

Dr. Dre, Snoop and Co put on a vintage performance at the SoFi Stadium 
14 Feb 2022
Is Boris Johnson getting more like Donald Trump?
Boris Johnson shakes hands with Donald Trump
Today’s big question

Is Boris Johnson getting more like Donald Trump?

PM’s Jimmy Savile slur in House of Commons described as ‘Trumpian style of politics’
14 Feb 2022
Why Omicron in deer may ‘haunt us in the future’
White tailed deer
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Omicron in deer may ‘haunt us in the future’

Researchers say infected wild deer on Staten Island could become a ‘reservoir’ for the coronavirus
9 Feb 2022
US politicians and the stock market: are they guilty of insider trading?
Nancy Pelosi with husband Paul
In Focus

US politicians and the stock market: are they guilty of insider trading?

Legislators are pushing for members of Congress to be banned from trading in individual stocks
4 Feb 2022
Inside the rise and fall of the Sackler family
Sackler family name is removed from building at Tufts University
Behind the scenes

Inside the rise and fall of the Sackler family

Bankrupt former makers of OxyContin ‘close’ to agreeing settlement over US opioid epidemic
3 Feb 2022
The tumult in markets: stocks are in a ‘superbubble’
Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell: planning rate rises?
Why we’re talking about . . .

The tumult in markets: stocks are in a ‘superbubble’

The party is finally drawing to an end, it seems. How big will the bust be?
28 Jan 2022
Prince Andrew and his ‘doctrine of unclean hands’ defence examined
Prince Andrew
Getting to grips with . . .

Prince Andrew and his ‘doctrine of unclean hands’ defence examined

Duke of York demands trial by jury in new legal filings
27 Jan 2022
Where Melania Trump’s great hat auction went wrong
Melania Trump
Why we’re talking about . . .

Where Melania Trump’s great hat auction went wrong

Cryptocurrency crash blamed for ‘deflated results’
27 Jan 2022
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