Centre-left candidate Carlos Alvarado wins Costa Rica presidency after promising to allow same-sex marriage

Costa Rica’s governing party has secured a big presidential election victory as many voters rejected an evangelical pastor who had jumped into political prominence by...

Corbyn ally Christine Shawcroft resigns from Labour’s NEC amid antisemitism row

Christine Shawcroft, a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn, has resigned from Labour’s National Executive Committee with immediate effect amid an ongoing antisemitism row...

Gun control bill which raises minimum age to buy weapons passed in Vermont

State legislators in Vermont have passed a gun control bill that would raise the minimum age for buying a gun to 21, expand...

Brexit: Theresa May buys painting showing moment she signed Article 50 letter

Theresa May has paid out of her own pocket for a painting that depicts the symbolic moment of her signing a letter to...

Parkland shooting survivors ‘have no souls’, NRA board member Ted Nugent says

Ted Nugent, a veteran rock musician and a board member of the National Rifle Association, has claimed the student survivors of the Parkland...

Mass protests are only the first step to gun control – there is much...

As an American, I’m worried that the most recent political marches aren’t promoting change – rather they represent a diffusion of responsibility.  Last weekend’s...

Donald Trump vows ‘no more DACA deal’ as he pushes for Mexico border wall...

Donald Trump renounced a push to give young unauthorised immigrants legal status as he lashed out at Democrats and Mexico in an Easter...

Spy poisoning reaction: Russia refuses to back down as it expels diplomats in tit-for-tat...

The Kremlin showed little sign of backing away from confrontation as it outlined its response to international sanctions taken over the poisoning of former...

Good Friday Agreement: What was the historic deal reached in Northern Ireland 20 years...

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Belfast Agreement, more commonly known as The Good Friday Agreement, which was signed in Northern...

Theresa May accused of breaking promise to champion poorest by failing to appoint social...

Theresa May is accused today of breaking her promise to champion the life chances of people from poorer backgrounds, after the failure to...

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