US president Donald Trump looks to his VIP section during his speech in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Roy Dabner/EPA

A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocal(...)

Far-right activists in Charlottesville, Virginia. ‘Dark web’ project Tor argues the free-speech rights that protect neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer protect the good too. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer finally crossed a line following the killing of a civil rights activist at a white supremacist rally it helped orga(...)

The statue in Emancipation Park, Charlottesville, of the Confederate general Robert E Lee – not to be confused with the sports broadcaster Robert Lee. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US sports station ESPN has removed a commentator from its broadcast of the University of Virginia’s first football game next month because he has (...)

Police use tear gas to break up protesters gathered outside of the Phoenix, Arizona, Convention Centre. Photograph: Laura Segall/AFP/Getty Images

Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by US president Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday as he revved up supporte(...)

Stephen Bannon, who left his role as Donald Trump’s chief strategist last Friday.  The president believed that Bannon had been leaking unauthorised stories about infighting inside the administration for months before he ultimately took action.  Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, told Stephen Bannon in late July that he needed to go: No need for it to get messy, Kelly told Bannon,(...)

Protesters and counter-protesters argue during a demonstration in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

When is it better to laugh at Nazis, and when is it better to punch them? When white supremacist Richard Spencer was punched in the face after Donald (...)

The Trump presidency has dangerously deepened US divisions and polarised opinion. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

‘They need to give him a chance. The liberal media want him to fail, but I think he is trying to do good things.” This view of President Donald Trump (...)

A man wearing a T-shirt bearing the name of President Donald Trump, right, argues with a counterprotester after being hit by a flying plastic bottle of water near a "Free Speech" rally staged by conservative activists, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Boston.  An estimated 15,000 counterprotesters marched through the city to historic Boston Common, where many gathered near a bandstand abandoned early by conservatives who had planned to deliver a series of speeches. Police vans later escorted the conservatives out of the area, and angry counterprotesters scuffled with armed officers trying to maintain order.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Tens of thousands of demonstrators, emboldened and unnerved by the eruption of fatal violence in Virginia last weekend, surged onto streets and parks (...)

 Donald Trump talks to chief strategist Steve Bannon during a swearing in ceremony for senior staff at the White House in Washington, on January 22nd. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US President Donald Trump on Friday fired Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful an(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  on Friday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European travel stocks fell sharply on Friday after the van attack in tourist hotspot Barcelona. Investors were also increasingly concerned about the (...)