Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump: He said he was open to “softening” his immigration policies, but said that there would be “no citizenship” for undocumented immigrants. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Getty

Clinton dismisses policy shift as part of Republican nominee’s ‘shuffle’ to the middle

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, left, listens to Ukip leader Nigel Farage speak during a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Anti-EU politician draws parallels between campaigns at Republican’s rally

A sign supporting Donald Trump in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania: his support among older, patriotic, less-educated, white lower-class voters gives Trump a strong base in the rural parts of the state. Photograph: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Tycoon hopes to win disaffected Democrats from Hillary Clinton across crucial state

Nigel Farage (right), former leader of the UK Independence Party,  has said that he will speak at a rally for US Republican presidential candidate  Donald Trump in Mississippi on Wednesday night. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images.

UKIP politician may address fans of ‘Mr Brexit’ on lessons from UK referendum

Apple’s use of Irish companies to shield tens of millions of dollars of overseas profit away from high US corporate tax rates was sharply criticised by a Senate panel three years ago in Washington, prompting the EU investigation into alleged illicit subsidies. A ruling on the investigation into Apple’s Irish tax arrangements is expected soon. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney

Tax inquiries into US firms may have ‘chilling effect’ on US-EU investment

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Dimondale, Michigan. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Tycoon leaves it until very close to polling day to start talking directly to African-Americans

Denis O’Brien and his mobile firm Digicel are among 17 donors to donate between $10 million and $25 million. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Businessman and his mobile firm have donated between $10 million and $25 million

Donald Trump arrives  at a campaign rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia: his newly appointed campaign manager Kellyanne Conway appeared to suggest on CNN on Sunday that the Republican nominee may be willing to back down on one of his most radical immigration proposals. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Republican rejects suggestion ‘fair’ plan for undocumented migrants is shift in policy

Former president Bill Clinton walks on stage at a Clinton Global Initiative event in New York in  2010. The Clinton Foundation become an Achilles’ heel for Hillary’s presidential campaign. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Trump wants foundation shut down over claims Democrat sold access to government

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Republican US vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence speak with flood victims outside Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Central, Louisiana, US August 19th, 2016. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Republican nominee’s ‘extreme vetting’ proposal evokes Cold War ideological filters

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump expressed regret for some of the caustic comments he has made during his campaign. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

In rare moment of contrition, Republican says he sometimes said ‘the wrong thing’

An advertisement campaigning against  Republican presidential candidiate Donald Trump  plays on a media bus in Charlotte, North Carolina, US, August 17th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Republican’s own words used in ads to undermine him - and they have hit the mark

Donald Trump and Republican  vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence speak with flood victims outside Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in  Louisiana. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Tycoon offers regret in North Carolina and help in flooded Louisiana

Paul Manafortwill remain chairman and chief strategist of Donald Trump’s team. Photographs: New York Times/Bloomberg

Republican nominee recruits executive chairman of conservative website Breitbart

Donald Trump: Urged law enforcement officials and his own supporters to monitor polling stations for electoral fraud. Photograph: New York Times

Divisive White House hopeful’s warnings lay ground to query legitimacy of poll result

Roger Ailes left Fox News after an internal investigation was launched into allegations he sexually harassed female employees. Photograph: Angel Franco/The New York Times

‘New York Times’ reports Roger Ailes is helping Republican prepare for debates

Paul Manafort: the New York Times said an examination of the activities of Manafort shows how he benefited from powerful interests in Ukraine that are now under scrutiny. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

Campaign chairman dismisses Ukrainian cash payments report as ‘nonsensical’

 Donald Trump: poll-tracking website Real Clear Politics puts Clinton’s lead at almost seven points, 48 per cent to 41 per cent. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

Upper hand Republican candidate enjoyed over Hillary Clinton has disappeared

Hillary Clinton celebrates with husband Bill Clinton, running mate Tim Kaine and son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky (left) at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Democrat issues call to unity as US faces ‘a moment of reckoning’ in November

Khizr Khan, father of deceased Muslim US soldier Humayun Khan, holds up a booklet of the US constitution as he offers to lend it to Donald Trump. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Father of dead Muslin soldiers tells Trump he has sacrificed nothing

Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for the presidential election in November during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Photograph: Gary Cameron/ Reuters

This week’s Democratic convention showed the extent of antipathy towards Hillary Clinton inside and outside the party. Can she mak(...)

‘We will not build a wall,’ said Hillary Clinton. ‘Instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good paying job can get one.’ Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP

Democrat makes history by accepting nomination to take on Trump in November

US president Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton embrace on stage at  the Democratic National Convention  in Philadelphia. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

America’s first couple present most compelling reasons to vote against the Republican

US vice-presient Joe Biden: “How can there be pleasure in telling someone, ‘you’re fired?’ He’s trying to tell us he cares about the middle class? Give me a break! That’s a bunch of malarkey!” Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Jokin’ Joe Biden tells Philadelphia he thinks Trump’s malarkey needs to be fired, pronto

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appear onstage together after Obama’s speech on the third night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

President urges voters to rally behind Clinton as hopeful alternative to Trump’s dystopia

The Clintons, who played an instrumental role in the Northern Ireland peace process during Bill Clinton’s presidency in the mid-1990s, have kept a close eye on Brexit’s effect on Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Top source says presidential hopeful keen to get into talks with British PM and Taoiseach

Frances Fitzgerald: Said she was concerned about use of language that is “overly racist and does down women” but said the Government would be respectful of the US election process.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Fine Gael TD criticises Republican nominee on visit to Democratic convention in US

Former US president Bill Clinton speaks on the second night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Reuters

Bill Clinton’s personal testimonial to his wife starts a process to soften an unpopular image

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a press conference at Trump National Doral on Wednesday in Doral, Florida where he spoke about the Democratic Convention and appeared to call on Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s deleted e-mails. Photograph: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

Comments by Republican nominee prompt claims that he is urging foreign power to cyber-spy on political rival

Larry Sanders casts a vote for his younger brother Senator Bernie Sanders during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

Larry Sanders steals the show with vote for brother Bernie as celebs bash the Donald

Democratic US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appears on a video monitor streamed live from New York at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US July 26th, 2016. Photograoh: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

First woman to lead major party into US election puts ‘biggest crack in glass ceiling’

US vice-president Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. “They did more to change the attitude in the party than anything that has happened in a long, long time,” he said of Bernie Sanders’s supporters. “It’s all for the better.” Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US vice-president Joe Biden says convention tensions are typical among losing supporters

Senator Al Franken and actor Sarah Silverman  during the first day of the Democratic National Convention  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Philadelphia, the city of sibling devotion, faced with internal Democratic party tension

Vermont Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses the Democratic National Convention  in Philadelphia. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Party disunity overshadows Democratic convention as Bernie fans boo their own man

First lady of the United States, Michelle Obama speaks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 25th July 2016. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

On day of party tensions, US first lady makes deeply personal plea to unite behind Clinton

A prize wheel at the Republicans’ base in Philadelphia taking entitled “Hillary Clinton’s Rigged System”.

Colbert pokes fun at Clinton over emails scandal as Republicans play in Philadelphia

Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in Tampa, Florida. The Clinton camp has blamed the leak of Democratic party emails on ‘Russian state actors’. File photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

Republicans reject claims of help from Moscow as FBI examines emails leak

Democratic party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: announced on Sunday that she would stand down as chairwoman of the DNC at the end of the convention following emails scandal. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz bears brunt of Sanders supporters’ anger

Democratic national committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is to resign,  speaking at a Clinton rally in Miami on Saturday. Photograph: Scott Audette/Reuters

Wasserman Schultz resigns from Democratic national committee chair

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and running mate US senator Tim Kaine arrive for a campaign rally at Florida International University in Miami on Saturday. Photograph:   Gaston De Cardenas/AFP/Getty Images

Profile: Virginia senator covers key gaps in Democratic presidential candidate’s ticket

 US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US senator Tim Kaine of Virginia during a campaign rally  in Annandale, Virginia. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate picks Irish-American senator for White House bid

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the US. Photograph: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Billionaire has capitalised on the conservative movement’s ‘us versus them’ division

David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan: “I’m overjoyed to see Donald Trump and most Americans embrace most of the issues that I’ve championed for years.” Photograph:  Gustau Nacarino/Reuters/File Photo

Trump struggles saying LGBTQ but enjoys sound of his voice so much he talks for 76 minutes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses delegates at the end of the last day of the Republican National Convention  in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph:   Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

If Billionaire Donald Trump to is take over the White House the reality-TV star faces a big challenge: winning over record numbers(...)

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Photograph: AP

Republican presidential nominee reiterates pledge to build anti-immigration wall

Democratic US  presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders embrace during a campaign rally where Sanders endorsed Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire,  last month. Photograph: Mary Schwalm/Reuters

Unity will the theme and Donald Trump the target at the party’s convention next week

Donald Trump: he said that as president he would come to the aid of Baltic states if they were attacked by Moscow only after reviewing whether those countries “have fulfilled their obligation to us”.

Republican candidate says he may not automatically defend military allies if attacked

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence after his speech at the Republican convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph: AFP Photo/Timothy A Clary

Republican campaign language breaks even more new ground

Texas senator Ted Cruz during his speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. He said that Mr Trump’s campaign and the Brexit vote showed that “people are fed up with politicians who don’t listen to them, fed up with a corrupt system that benefits the elites instead of working men and women”. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Texas senator draws parallels between rise of Donald Trump and UK vote to leave EU

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (left), points toward Republican vice presidential candidate Indiana governor Mike Pence  after Mr Pence’s acceptance speech during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Photograph: AP

Indiana governor declares party unified behind Trump despite Cruz convention revolt

Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Texan booed and jeered as he sensationally withholds his endorsement of billionaire

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio: he said described some of Donald Trump’s rhetoric as “pretty out there”. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

‘My Little Pony’ used to defend Melania Trump plagiarism, Farage shows up at convention

 A delegate reacts after Donald Trump was officially nominated during the roll call of states for the nomination of Donald Trump on the second day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Professionalism of Republican candidate’s campaign called into question

Donald Trump delivers an address via video to delegates on the second day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Photograph: EPA/DAVID MAXWELL

A Bond villain, a disbelieving politician and a tearful businessman react to tycoon’s win

Donald Trump Jr, son of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, gestures while speaking during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Law professor says he wrote Donald jr’s Ohio speech following more copycat accusations

Donald Trump Jr (left), along with Ivanka Trump (centre) and Eric Trump (right), take part in the roll call in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19 during which their father Donald Trump was formally named the republican  presidential nominee. Photograph: Getty

Party names billionaire as their nominee in Ohio crowning extraordinary victory

Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, walks to the stage as Mr Trump introduces her during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Monday. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Claims that Melania Trump’s speech was copied overshadow second day of convention

Michelle Obama: critics claim sections of a speech by Melania Trump were lifted virtually verbatim from a speech Mrs Obama made in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention. The Trump campaign has dismissed the complaints. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Whose line is it anyway as Trump’s wife appears to channel Michelle Obama?

Comedian Stephen Colbert clowns around on the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph:  J Scott Applewhite/AP

Hillary Clinton goes nuclear on Donald Trump as Stephen Colbert hijacks podium

Melania Trump, wife of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, addressing delegates on the first day of the Republican National Convention  in Cleveland, Ohio, and Michelle Obama, wife of US president Barack Obama, greeting the audience at the Democratic National Convention 2008  in Denver, Michigan. Photograph: Alex Wong, Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s wife is accused of copying speech by Michelle Obama at convention

Melania Trump, wife of Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump, waves as she arrives to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18th. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Speakers at Republican convention cast Trump as credible, no-nonsense leader

A police officer places flowers on a memorial outside Our Lady of the Lake Regional Hospital after three police officers  were shot and killed in an ambush by former US marine sergeant Gavin Long. Photograph:  Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Police scour Iraq veteran’s social media and video posts for clues of motive behind attack

A volunteer places programmes on chairs before the start of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, US. Photograph: John Taggart/Bloomberg

Republican organisers are desperate to unite the party following brutal primary race

Police vehicles  near the scene of a fatal shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Suspect in the killing of three police officers in Louisiana named as Gavin Long

Cleveland police patrol Cleveland city ahead of the four-day Republican National Convention. An estimated 50,000 people are expected to attend. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Ohio city on heightened alert for Republican convention after Baton Rouge police shooting

Republican national convention: Donald Trump expects to be confirmed as the party’s presidential nominee. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Donald Trump is heading to Cleveland for the Republican convention and his coronation as nominee will likely draw plenty of protes(...)

Joe Arpaio: “Maybe President Obama should be more supportive of cops instead of going after people every time they shoot a black person.” Photograph: Samantha Sais/New York Times

The Maricopa County sheriff says that the Republican is his ‘kind of guy: outspoken’ – and that people have overreacted to the pol(...)

Dallas police chief David Brown speaks during a memorial service for the victims of the  police shooting in Dallas, Texas. When asked, as an African-American police officer  how to bridge the divide between the two, the self-effacing Brown turned to humour. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

David Brown’s personal grief has steeled him to lead violent city’s police department

 Indiana governor Mike Pence: the cool-headed political insider and  committed conservative was selected by Donald Trump to be his running mate on Friday. Photograph:   Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Clinton slates choice of Indiana conservative as ‘most extreme VP pick in a generation’

A 28-page excerpt from a 2002 congressional inquiry into  the September 11th, 2001, attacks has been released by the Obama administration following calls to do so by victims’ families. Photograph: David Surowiecki/Getty Images

Excerpt details possible connections between Saudi government and al-Qaeda terror plot

Indiana governor Mike Pence has been selected by Donald Trump to be his running mate. Mr Pence hails from an Irish Catholic family with grandparents from Sligo and Clare. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Getty Images

New York billionaire confirms Indiana governor as vice-presidential candidate on Twitter

Indiana governor Mike Pence speaks during a campaign event for Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, on Tuesday. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Republican candidate’s camp cautions against declaring winner in ‘Veepstakes’

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego,” she said when asked for her view on    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump  in an interview on CNN. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Ruth Bader Ginsburg criticised by New York Times and Washington Post over remarks

A screengrab from one of the ads created by  lobby group  The RATE Coalition who are calling for the US Congress to reduce its corporate tax rate.

‘On behalf of the people of Ireland, I’d like to thank congress for failing to reform your tax code’

Governor Mike Pence of Indiana: his grandfather, Richard Michael Cawley, emigrated to the US from Tubercurry, Co Sligo. Photograph: the New York Times

Indiana Republican governor’s grandparents emigrated from Clare and Sligo

Indiana governor Mike Pence, raised in an Irish American Catholic family, might shore up concerns about Mr Trump, the thrice-married former Democrat, among social conservatives. Photograph: John Sommers/Reuters

Flurry of meetings as Republican White House hopeful poised to name running mate

President Barack Obama honours slain officers at a service in Dallas.Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

President urges Americans to reject despair about racial unrest in wake of police killings

Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders stand together during a campaign rally where Sanders endorsed Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Tuesday. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Former Democratic primary rivals appear in joint campaign event in New Hampshire

Dallas shooter Micah Johnson: his mother said he  resented the US government after his six years in the military and  seven-month tour of duty in  the Afghanistan war. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Six years in military turned Micah Johnson into ‘hermit’ and left him ‘very disappointed’

Dallas police chief David Brown: “We’re convinced that this suspect had other plans.”  Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

More than 250 arrested in nationwide protests over fatal police shootings of black men

US president Barack Obama in Warsaw: “There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Politicians condemn attack as Clinton and Trump put White House campaigns on hold

Tia Williams and her daughter Aissa protest on the street outside the Minnesota governor’s official residence in St Paul, Minnesota, as people gathered to demonstrate against the shooting of Philando Castile by police. Photograph: Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune/AP

Tensions around guns, policing and race boil over in attack on law enforcement officers

Dallas police chief David Brown during a vigil at Thanksgiving Square in Dallas, Texas, following a sniper attack during a peaceful protest on Thursday which left five police officers dead. Photograph: Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty Images

Explosive materials, bullet-proof vests and rifles found in home of attacker

 Donald Trump at a campaign rally: during his speech to supporters in Raleigh, North Carolina, he praised Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for his skill in killing terrorists. Photograph: John Sommers II/Getty Images

Tycoon fails to score points on rival with Saddam Hussein gaffe and party clashes

Bishop Kevin Farrel: “When you listen to the rhetoric that we are dished every night on television from our so-called leaders and politicians, what do you expect to happen? This tension in the country is at an all-time high.”

Texas ‘in a state of shock’ over sniper attack seen as product of angry political discourse

 Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings (right) conducts a press conference at Dallas City Hall as Dallas Police Chief David Brown looks on following the fatal shootings of five police officers on July 8th, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Photograph: Stewart FHouse/Getty Images

Suspect lived with mother in Dallas suburb and is described by neighbours as a recluse

A man holds a sign of support during a prayer vigil in a park following the  shooting dead of five police officers in Dallas, Texas, US, July 8th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Police kill gunman identified as Micah Xavier Johnson with bomb-carrying robot

Diamond Reynolds at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Minnesota: Her boyfriend Philando Castile (32) was shot dead in front of her after he was stopped by a police officer for having a broken light on the back of his car. Photgraph: Eric Miller/Reuters

Killings caught on video in Minnesota and Louisiana spark claims of police brutality

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at a joint campaign event in North Carolina, where the president gave his official endorsement. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP Photo

Republicans turn up heat on Democrat over ‘careless’ handling of classified information

Former British prime minister Tony Blair.  Former US president George Bush’s spokesman  said  “there was no stronger ally than the United Kingdom under the leadership of prime minister Tony Blair”

Former US president acknowledges mistakes but says ‘world is better off’ without Hussein

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir.

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir among shareholders in business that purchased New York-based website

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks off of Air Force One with US president Barack Obama in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

US president ‘ready to pass the baton’ to one-time rival at North Carolina rally

Hillary Clinton and US president Barack Obama at a joint campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US bureau said it will not prosecute Democratic presidential candidate over emails

US president Barack Obama (R) and Democratic  presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrive prior to a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Agency criticises Democratic candidate’s ‘extremely careless’ handling of highly classified information

Donald Trump: Pacific trade deal being “pushed by special interests who want to rape our country”. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Globalisation has left millions of our workers with ‘nothing but heartache’ - billionaire

US attorney general Loretta Lynch:“I certainly wouldn’t do it again because it has cast this shadow over what it should not, over what it will not touch.” Photograph: Nancy Wiechec/Reuters

US attorney general criticised for ‘social’ encounter while investigating Hillary Clinton

Friends of Sinn Féin: Who constributed how much to the party. Photographs: The Irish Times/Getty Images

US public filing reveals take from party’s annual fundraising dinner in New York

US president Barack Obama  and British prime minister David Cameron:    The “special relationship” may still, publicly at least, be special but the UK’s  decision to opt out of a 28-country bloc will make it  the weaker relation in the transatlantic alliance.  Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

As Britain becomes more insular, its role in transatlantic accords will decline

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: “Can you imagine them sitting around the table or wherever they’re eating their dinner, talking about the Americans don’t do waterboarding and yet we chop off heads?” Photograph: Keith Srakocic/AP

Polls show Clinton beating Trump on ability to handle terrorism but a tighter race overall

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton prepares to testify before the House select committee on Benghazi in Washington last October. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Republicans fault slow military response to 2012 fatal attack on US outpost in Libya

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