Donald Trump speaks at a conference in Washington last week. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

On a visit to the US last week, the coverage of the presidential primaries was unavoidable as the various networks and newspapers immersed themselves (...)

US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan  outside the US Supreme Court  in Washington DC. File photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

When the speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan welcomes acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and president Barack Obama at the St Patrick’s Day (...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking on “Super Tuesday”  night in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will deliver a speech today laying out his case against Donald Trump, despite the billionaire’s sw(...)

Photojournalist Chris Morris is escorted by police during the Donald Trump rally on Monday. Photograph: Steve Helber/AP

A Donald Trump rally in Virginia was repeatedly disrupted on Monday by protesters, including some from the Black Lives Matter movement. It was a st(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: polls put the party frontrunner ahead in Alabama and Oklahoma. Photograph: Reuters

Billionaire Donald Trump has been heavily criticised for refusing to repudiate an endorsement from racist group the Ku Klux Klan. The 2012 Republica(...)

Harper Lee in a local courthouse while visting her home town of Monroeville in 1961. Photograph: Donald Uhrbrock/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Harper Lee, who has died aged 89, was the author of To Kill a Mockingbird. Her story of race relations and injustice set in the American south in th(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a Pearl Harbor Day rally aboard the USS Yorktown Memorial in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Randall Hill/Reuters

A day after Republican candidate Donald J Trump called for a ban on the entry of Muslims into the United States, much of the rest of the world looked (...)

Reem Akkad, a Syrian-American woman who was born in Michigan and who grew up in the US, Syria and other parts of the Middle East. She is a board member of Syrian American Rescue Network, a non-political and non-religious group of volunteers in southern-eastern Michigan set up to help Syrians settle in the US. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Lujain Breijawi and her cousin Alaa Breijawi, both 24, sit in their rented home in a Detroit suburb in Michigan, as Alaa’s daughter Hind (4) plays beh(...)

A demonstrator wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit at the protest in Lahti. Between 30 and 40 people waved the Finnish flag, threw stones and fireworks and shouted abuse at a bus carrying about 40 asylum seekers. Photograph: Markus Luukkonen/Lehtikuva/Reuters

Demonstrators threw stones and launched fireworks at a bus full of asylum seekers arriving at a reception centre in Lahti in southern Finland, late on(...)

A Ku Klux Klan member takes part in a Klan demonstration at the state house building on July 18th, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Members of the Ku Klux Klan marched on the South Carolina state house on Saturday to protest its removal of the slavery-era Confederate flag, drawing (...)