President Donald Trump’s drive to overhaul the US tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2(...)

 Linda Burney:  first Aboriginal woman to be elected to Australia’s House of Representatives

The first Aboriginal woman to be elected to Australia’s House of Representatives has said that it must be acknowledged that the Irish were among the c(...)

Irma Maldanado stands with her pets in what is left of her home after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Trump administration has lifted a restriction on foreign vessels transporting cargo to Puerto Rico, amid accusations that the federal government h(...)

Shifting stance: President Trump talks to journalists on Air Force One as Fox News reports on his talks with Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Donald Trump took the Republican leadership by surprise on Thursday, confirming that he is working with Democrats on a deal to protect the y(...)

Dreamer protest: at least 800,000 immigrants to the United States are believed to have benefited from Daca. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

President Donald Trump has responded to a chorus of protest from Republicans by postponing a decision about whether to rescind an Obama-era provision (...)

A man watches a television news programme showing US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump followed up his incendiary warning to North Korea against threatening the US with a boast on Wednesday about the strength of(...)

 President Donald Trump: his nominee for the job of US ambassador to the Netherlands was born in Groningen before emigrating with his family to the US aged three. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Leaving aside the controversial president who’s proposing him, it would be hard to find a person less at one with the deeply ingrained liberal ethos o(...)

 A general view of a building of the US embassy in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Donald Trump will sign a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia which bar him from easing the penalties, the White House has said. Mosco(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin with his spokesman Dmitri Peskov (left) and foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (rear) at the recent G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/New York Times

Russia stepped up its war of words against the US this week after politicians in Washington moved to tighten sanctions to punish Moscow for allegedly (...)

Senator John McCain urged US senators to work together to find a solution to the healthcare problem. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Senator John McCain made an emotional return to the US senate on Tuesday as Republicans voted to move forward with a debate on a Bill to repeal Obama(...)