Trump, the FBI and the threat of impeachment
Yesterday President Trump defended his decision to sack the head of the FBI. But some accuse him of obstructing an embarrassing investigation — and say he could be forced to resign.
A Brexit thunderbolt from the High Court
In one of the biggest legal shocks of the decade British judges yesterday ruled that the prime minister must get approval from parliament before she can lead the country out of the EU.
Zimbabwe’s first lady eyes up the presidency
Grace Mugabe has come a long way from presidential secretary to Zimbabwe’s first lady. Now there is talk of her becoming the country’s leader. But are political dynasties a good idea?
Rising giants threaten US-led world order
Long considered the world’s policeman, the United States now finds its privileged superpower status challenged from the Baltic to Asia. Will it still be the dominant power in a decade?
Electricity chaos plunges India into darkness
Half of India has been left without power in one of history’s biggest electricity shortages. The crisis has revealed worrying truths about the creaking infrastructure of an emerging nation.
Science and Engineering Week: Saving the world
As a special science week kicks off, we look at the world’s pressing problems and how scientists and engineers might help solve them.