Return to 2011, the bailout of the American auto industry still fresh in minds. Barack Obama applied pressure as he looked for a show of appreciation from General Motors, Chrysler and carmakers indirectly affected by the rescue operation.
A ban on large carry-on electronics on some international flights lays bare a high-stakes scientific battle between militant groups and security chiefs that has already dramatically altered airline travel, especially since the September 2001 attacks in the United States.
The former IRA man made the Good Friday Agreement work. But now power-sharing is under threat, and the stage is set for a return to grievance politics
International climate and environment agreements have a flaw which may jeopardise attempts to curb global warming quickly: they do not highlight the role trees play in creating rainfall and cooling the earth’s surface, 22 scientists have said.