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Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond made the comments on the ‘Andrew Marr Show’. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/Reuters

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has declared “there are no unemployed people” while discussing how Britain can deal with the threat to j(...)

Al Franken: the senator apologised for groping the broadcaster Leeann Tweeden in 2006, on a military flight back from the Middle East, where they had been entertaining US troops

Senator Al Franken is facing calls to resign over inappropriate behaviour towards a radio host in 2006, as the scandal over politicians’ sexual miscon(...)

Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan and US president Donald Trump  at the US Capitol in Washington DC  on Thursday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The US House of Representatives passed a far-reaching tax reform package on Thursday in a big win for Republicans, though doubts remained over the fut(...)

US attorney general Jeff Sessions pauses as he testifies before a House Judiciary Committee. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US attorney general Jeff Sessions has denied misleading the US Senate over his knowledge of contacts between the Trump campaign team and Russia during(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe begins a four-day visit to the United States on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe begins a four-day visit to the United States on Monday, arriving in the country to discuss international tax issu(...)

LBJ Presidential Library: President and Lady Bird Johnson outside their complex, at the University of Texas at Austin, in 1971. Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

On the northern outskirts of Austin, Texas, an imposing 1970s building towers over the sprawling campus of the city’s university. The Lyndon Baines J(...)

Alabama’s Republican candidate for the US Senate Roy Moore (centre)  sparked controversy while chief justice on the Alabama supreme court by commissioning a large granite monument inscribed with the 10 Commandments to be placed in front of the court. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Roy Moore, the controversial Republican frontrunner for a senate seat in Alabama, has been urged to withdraw from the race, following reports that he(...)

Law enforcement officials continue investigating at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church  early on November 6th, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas, after a mass shooting. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

On Sunday, Sutherland Springs in Texas became the latest American town to join the inventory of place-names that have become synonymous with gun atroc(...)

FBI agents search for clues at the entrance to the First Baptist Church after a mass shooting resulting in the deaths of  26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

An official from the Texas Department of Public Safety has said the gunman involved in a mass shooting at a Texas church had been involved some form o(...)

Republican US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan on  November 9th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

NOV 2016 -JAN 2017 Nov 8th 2016 As polls close around the US, it becomes clear that Donald Trump is heading for victory. Shortly before 3am in the H(...)

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