A member of a bomb squad works beside a bomb disposal robot and  gyrocopter after it landed on the West Front of the US Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

A Florida man was arrested after he landed his small helicopter on the west lawn of the US Capitol on Wednesday, police said, violating restricted ai(...)

Members of the anti-war women’s group Code Pink wave placards as they interrupt a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Kerry still confident of Iran deal
  • US
  • April 15, 2015, 11:30

US secretary of state John Kerry has said he is still confident of a nuclear deal with Iran after president Barack Obama agreed to sign legislation gi(...)

The White House will eliminate a major diplomatic hurdle by pushing to have Cuba dropped from a list of state sponsors of terrorism. Photograph: The New York Times 1:30

Cuba recognised what it called a “fair decision” by US president Barack Obama to inform Congress he intends to remove Cuba from a US list of state spo(...)

The  US Treasury Department is wary of the euro zone’s rising current account surplus, a broad measure of cross-border flows of goods and capital

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Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton tweeted: “The detention of women’s activists in #China must end. This is inexcusable.” Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

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Rand Paul greets supporters after speaking at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, yesterday. Photograph: William DeShazer/New York Times

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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office during an interview with The New York Times. Mr Obama strongly defended last week’s preliminary agreement with Iran as a “once in a lifetime opportunity”. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama defended the nuclear agreement with Iran as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to prevent a nuclear bomb and bring longer-te(...)

Hillary Clinton:  responded positively but cautiously to the framework deal.  Describing the tentative agreement as “an important step” in preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, she said: “The devil is always in the details in this kind of negotiation. The onus is on Iran and the bar must be set high.” Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty

Likely Republican challengers for the US presidency in 2016 voiced strong opposition to the outline of a nuclear deal with Iran, rejecting any deal (...)

Iranian foreign minister Mohamad Javad Zarif greets his supporters as he arrives from Lausanne, Switzerland to Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran. Iran and six world powers have agreed on the key points of a deal over Iran’s controversial nuclear programme. Iranians are so happy by hearing that world powers are ready to lift the sanctions against the country. Photograph: Borna Qasemi/EPA

Sanctions Iran wanted immediate removal of all UN sanctions and relief from the American and European economic and financial curbs that have throttled(...)

Moving towards agreement at the talks in Lausanne, Switzerland: (from left) Chinese ambassador to the UN Wu Hailong, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, German foreign minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarifat, Russian deputy political director Alexey Karpov, British foreign secretary Philip Hammond and US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Reuters/Pool 1:49

World leaders hailed the proposed Iranian nuclear deal with US President Barack Obama describing it as a “historic understanding” with Iran, while cri(...)