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Chattering classes 'to be priced out of Islington housing market'

It has a place in the popular imagination as the spiritual home of the leftwing intelligentsia, its name synonymous with fashionable, middle-class metropolitans and – often said disparagingly – with Guardian-reading views. But perhaps not for too much longer: Islington is changing as a wave of …

US issues travel alert for Americans in response to al-Qaida threat

The US State Department has issued a worldwide travel warning to US citizens lasting throughout the month of August, exhorting travellers to be on alert for possible terrorist attacks on public transport and tourist destinations.<p>The unusually broad warning, that covers travel by Americans anywhere …

New UN goals call for end to extreme poverty by 2030

The world should set itself the ambitious goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030, a UN panel co-chaired by David Cameron and the presidents of …

How progressive is the push to eradicate extreme poverty?

"Making poverty history" is back on the agenda. Last November, before President Obama's pledge to end global poverty in his state of the union …

Live chat: shouldn't we aim to end extreme wealth, not extreme poverty?

After months of negotiations, a high-level panel set up by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has released its final report on development after the …

World Bank sees end of poverty in 2030

Before saying a word at a press conference in Washington this year, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim held up a piece of paper on which he had scrawled a number: 2030.<p>The finance ministers and central bankers who set the World Bank's agenda had just signed off on his request to set a deadline – 17 …

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NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …