President Barack Obama: “I don’t care if it’s legal – it’s wrong,” he told a California audience. “You don’t get to choose the tax rate you pay. These companies shouldn’t either.” Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US president Barack Obama has castigated American companies for “gaming the system” by relocating their headquarters to countries such as Ireland w(...)

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, ruled that the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, doesn’t authorise the US government to provide subsidies to Americans to help them purchase health insurance in 36 states. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The US Supreme Court could be asked to revisit president Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law after two courts issued conflicting rulings on govern(...)

A Malaysian air crash investigator (R) inspects the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Rozsypne, Donetsk . Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev /Reuters 1:16

International inspectors have accused people working at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine of damaging the wreckage and failin(...)

Hillary Rodham Clinton signs copies of her book “Hard Choices” at Bookends Bookstore earlier this month in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Bloomberg estimates that the potential candidate for the 2016 presidential election earned $12 million since leaving her post at the State Department in February 2013. Photograph: Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton has earned at least $12 million in 16 months since leaving the State Department, according to an analysis of data compiled by Bloomber(...)

US president Barack Obama after speaking on the Ukraine situation outside the Oval Office of the White House on Monday. He said it was   time for the Russian leader to “get serious” about trying to resolve the hostilities in Ukraine. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Barack Obama heaped further pressure on Russia on Monday, urging the country’s leader Vladimir Putin to stop Moscow-backed separatists in Uk(...)

Senator Carl Levin:  has a track record of bashing corporate tax dodgers and wants to introduce legislation that limits the number of corporate inversions. Photograph: Reuters

A new reality television series called Dating Naked began in the US last Thursday in which the traditional dating process is up-ended and the couples (...)

A pro-Russian separatist stands at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region today. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters.

Ukraine has accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has(...)

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin (centre) warned the UN Security Council  against  attempts to pressure an investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Photograph: Reuters

The shooting down of flight MH17 on Thursday afternoon in Ukrainian airspace potentially opens up a new front in the ongoing tensions between the West(...)

US president Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The US has said that it could not rule out Moscow having a role in helping separatists launch the missile that brought down a Malaysia Airlines jet o(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren: her family’s back-story of financial struggle and her attacks on Wall Street interests have drawn interest far outside her home state.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

One female Democratic politician is stirring the masses in the US and it’s not Hillary Clinton. Elizabeth Warren, the senator and former Harvard law p(...)