Readers who plan to visit the US are required to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) under the visa waiver system. You can (...)

The US president Donald Trump: his anti-immigration wishlist dashes hopes for Dreamers.  Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The prospects for a bipartisan deal to protect 800,000 immigrants brought to the US illegally as children are facing new doubts as Donald Trump pushes(...)

Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the festival grounds of the Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, Nevada amids reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

At least 59 people were killed and more than 520 injured when a 64-year-old gunman with an arsenal of at least 10 rifles fired upon a Las Vegas countr(...)

Neighbours sit on a couch outside their destroyed homes as sun sets in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Photograph: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

As Puerto Rico struggles with a lack of fuel, water and medical supplies following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, it is pressing the Trump admini(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: dismissive of the idea that social media and artificial intelligence could be used for global domination. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The idea of Mark Zuckerberg running for president was always sort of scary. But now it’s really scary, given what we’ve discovered about the power of (...)

A protest at  efforts by the Trump administration to phase out DACA, which gives certain rights to immigrants who arrived in the US  as children without proper papers before January 1st, 2007. Photograph: Getty Images

The scene was a high school soccer game on Long Island last September. The best player on view was Hispanic, and after he scored the clinching goal on(...)

Demonstrators protest in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme  in Jersey City, New Jersey, on  August 30th. Photograph:  Kirsten Luce/New York Times

US president Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a programme that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the (...)

Tourists look out at Niagara Falls from the Canadian side of the Canada/US border. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

A stroll over the bridge from Niagara Falls in Canada to Niagara Falls in the United States earlier this month required passports, form-filling, finge(...)

Kiev’s main thoroughfare. Ukraine has been used for years by Russia as a testing ground for politicised cyber operations that later cropped up in other countries. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/New York Times

The hacker, known only by his online alias “Profexer”, kept a low profile. He wrote computer code alone in an apartment and quietly sold his handiwork(...)

North Korea has  not threatened Guam with a nuclear attack, but the crisis between Pyongyang and the US has stirred fears that a nuclear conflict could break out in the region. File photograph: iStockPhoto

US Pacific territory Guam has on Friday posted emergency guidelines to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after a threat from Nor(...)

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