Obama’s 2012 tweet, “Four more years”, is the number 8 most-retweeted

When Jack Dorsey was looking for a name for his new social media site in 2006 he was going to call it “Twitch” but when looking up the word in the dic(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has said Iran could abandon the nuclear deal “within hours” if the US imposes any more sanctions. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

As the world frets about the threat of nuclear war in Korea, the landmark deal designed to prevent Iran developing its own nuclear capability is at gr(...)

Jason Charter, of Washington stands at the site where Heather Heyer was killed during a white nationalist rally, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. Charter was at the scene when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting the rally. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump the neo-Nazi sympathizer has achieved what Donald Trump the president has singularly failed to do: unite the nation. An immensely fractu(...)

One month before Jimmy Fallon ruffled Donald Trump’s hair last year, cementing the NBC host’s reputation as a late-night softballer, the Hillary Clint(...)

A tweet by former US president Barack Obama has become the most-liked of all time. Photograph: @BarackObama/Twitter

A tweet by former US president Barack Obama condemning racism in the aftermath of a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has become the most (...)

Members of the Ponca tribe outside the hearing in Lincoln into the construction of the Keystone oil pipeline through Nebraska. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the ninth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Nebraska It’s a (...)

Nigel Farage poses in front of a pro-Brexit campaign poster in Clacton-on-Sea days before the referendum in June 2016. Photograph: Justin Tallis/ AFP/Getty Images

Each summer, newspapers invite eminent people to name the books they will read over the break. Whether or not you take the answers at face value – wha(...)

The enormous First Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in Little Rock, Arkansas, is one of the biggest evangelical churches in the US

In the seventh part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Arkansas It’s 10.30(...)

Torch-bearing white nationalists rally around a statue of Robert E Lee, the Confederate general, near the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

Eight years ago, as the nation’s first black president took office, pundits debated whether Barack Obama’s election marked the rise of a “post-racial (...)

 Virginia State Police inspect the site where a vehicle hit protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis /EPA

US authorities are investigating the outbreak of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, following clashes at a white nationalist rally in(...)