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Dan Coats on the proposed Putin visit to the US: That’s going to be special. File photograph: AFP

Donald Trump’s invitation to Vladimir Putin to the White House this autumn appeared to catch even the US president’s top intelligence official by surp(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump at a cabinet meeting at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

US president Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on the media on Thursday, repeating his claim that the “fake news media” – and not Russia – was the “r(...)

Senator John McCain: “The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naivety, egotism, false equivalence and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.” Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/File Photo/Reuters

Veteran Republican senator John McCain led criticism of Monday’s performance by President Donald Trump at a press conference with President Vladimir P(...)

Cameroon’s president,  Paul Biya, who has held on to power for 36 years. Photograph: Lintao Zhang  via Reuters

When the American ambassador took up his post in Cameroon late last year, he stepped into an increasingly troubled nation, locked in battle against Is(...)

Nevada legislature building housing the Nevada state senate and assembly in the state capital Carson City. Photograph: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

Leaving behind the bright lights of Las Vegas and heading north, the long journey through Nevada begins. There is little to interrupt the o(...)

The US president Donal Trump kicked off the process of imposing tariffs on a further $200 billion of imports from China, in a significant escalation of the trade war between the two powers.

China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in its trade dispute, threat(...)

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh shakes hands with US President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington, US. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters.

Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated by US president Donald Trump to replace Anthony Kennedy on the US supreme court, in a move that is likely to secure(...)

Joe Arpaio: As sheriff of Maricopa County for more than 24 years, he built a nationwide reputation for a tough attitude to law enforcement. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Joe Arpaio remembers exactly where he was when he learned he had received a presidential pardon from US president Donald Trump. “It was my wife’s bir(...)

US president Donald Trump: may interview two or more additional candidates as White House scrambles to complete a vetting process before Monday, July 9th. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has interviewed four candidates to replace Anthony Kennedy, the retiring supreme court justice, and may interview two or mor(...)

US president Donald Trump with supreme court judges Neil Gorsuch and Anthony Kennedy at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington last year. File photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the supreme court has given US president Donald Trump an opportunity to shift America’s highest court to the right. (...)

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