Corporate tax cut: Speaker Paul Ryan (right) looks on as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks in Washington after the US House of Representatives passed a sweeping tax-code rewrite. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

It may be the first step in a legislative process that has some way to go, but Thursday’s vote by the US House of Representatives in favour of a tax o(...)

The world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer Vestas warned that competition was hurting margins.  Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Shares in Vestas plunged 20 per cent after the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer lowered its profit guidance on the prospect of cuts in US sub(...)

Lee Harvey Oswald with Dallas police officers in  November 1963. Photograph:  Dallas police department/Reuters

Allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were “totally unfounded”, say newly released documents re(...)

 Myeshia Johnson she kisses the casket of her husband army Sgt La David Johnson during his burial service at the Memorial Gardens East cemetery in Hollywood, Florida. Photograph: Gaston de Cardenas/AFP/Getty Images

The controversy over US president Donald Trump’s phone call to a widow of a US soldier killed during an ambush in Niger has deepened after the preside(...)

Anthony Weiner, a former congressman and mayoral candidate, arriving at federal court for his sentencing, in New York. Photograph: John Taggart/The New York Times

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, sett(...)

Tourists on a beach in Guam’s capital, Hagatna. Photograph:  Mar-Vic Cagurangan/AFP/Getty Images

Guam is a 550sq km sovereign US territory in the western Pacific Ocean that serves as a strategic military base. Almost a third of its land controlled(...)

Senator John McCain (centre) speaks to reporters at a news conference on health care at the Capitol in Washington, July 27th, 2017. Photograph: Justin Gilliland/The New York Times

US Senate Republicans failed early on Friday to overturn the healthcare law known as Obamacare, in a stinging blow to President Donald Trump that may (...)

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s then campaign chairman, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in  July 2016. For nearly a decade Manafort was an adviser to the Regions Party, which was led by pro-Moscow Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/New York Times

When Donald Trump became US president and declared his still-puzzling desire to forge an alliance with Russia, it seemed he might try to ignore Ukrain(...)

Time for some pi – but not American pi, thank you

Why aren’t you in a hammock? Show some bleeding respect. July 22nd has, since 2014, been International Hammock Day. People died so that you could slee(...)

Bertie Ahern said: “I wouldn’t like to be a John Hume over there [in the US] now trying to get attention, whether it was [for] Turkey, Syria, Angola or Sudan...” File photograph: Getty Images

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said he “would not like to be a John Hume” in the US now, trying to elicit support for peace in Northern Ireland. (...)

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