Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses while he speaks to supporters of his Likud party as he campaigns in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusale. Mr Netanyahu has rebuffed criticism in Washington of his plans to speak in Congress, accusing world powers of forsaking a pledge to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters

The row between the White House and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has intensified with US officials saying his outspoken condemnation o(...)

New York immigrant families gather in Manhattan to reject a court order freezing President Barack Obama’s immigration reforms. Photograph: Mariano Andrade/AFP/Getty Images

The Obama administration will by Monday ask an appeals court for a temporary ruling lifting a Texas judge’s order halting the president’s orders to pr(...)

US president Barack Obama meets  a group of “dreamers” – immigrants brought illegally to the US as children.A federal judge in Texas has blocked Mr Obama’s plans to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation,   claiming  the president is exceeding his legal authority.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama’s plans to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation have been blocked by a US federal judge in Texas(...)

A member of the Secret Service’s Uniformed Division sits in his car on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House  in Washington D.C. A device, believed to be a small aerial drone, was found on the grounds of the White House. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images.

A device, suspected to be an unmanned aerial drone, has been found on the White House grounds. US president Barack Obama and the first lady were in In(...)

Emboldened: President Barack Obama after his State of the Union address. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Republicans have invited Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress about Iran, defying President Barack Obama’s warnings not to i(...)

US president Barack Obama and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu after meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington DC, in 2010. File photograph: Ron Sachs/Getty Images

US House of Representatives speaker John Boehner on Wednesday invited Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress without consultin(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry, who defended the absence of a high-ranking American leader. Photograph: Rick Wilking/AFP/Getty Images

The Obama White House made the rare move of admitting a mistake by saying that it should have sent a senior leader to join with the heads of 40 count(...)

Police investigators and fire fighters work in front of the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

There has been swift and horrified reaction to the murders of 12 people in Paris on Wednesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the deadly shootin(...)

The legislation approving the construction of the $8 billion (€6.7bn) pipeline is expected to pass the Republican-controlled Senate where the Bill has 60 co-sponsors. Photograph: Scott Dalton/Bloomberg

US president Barack Obama would veto legislation that approves the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas, the White House (...)

 Actor Randall Park portrays North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in “The Interview”. Photograph: AP 2:30

The United States has said a cyber attack on Sony Pictures blamed on North Korea was a serious national security matter and the Obama administration i(...)