British Islamic State fighters El Shafee el-Sheikh and Alexanda Kotey, in images released in February, 2018. Photograph: Syrian Democratic Forces/AFP via Getty Images

Two alleged Islamic State militants known as the Beatles were set to arrive in the United States on Wednesday to face trial on US criminal charges for(...)

US president Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the presmumptive Democratic candidate in November’s election. Photographs: Jim Watson, Dominic Reuter//AFP via Getty Images

It is a scenario that the US state department has warned about the world over: an incumbent politician in a democracy with weak institutions tries to (...)

 Protesters kneel to demonstrate against the death of George Floyd  in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/Getty   Images

As the United States continues to be gripped by some of the largest mass protests in recent memory, focus has turned to the identity of those behind t(...)

 US whistleblower  Chelsea Manning  in Berlin, Germany, in May 2018. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA

A US federal judge on Thursday ordered that former US soldier and WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning should be immediately released from prison, where s(...)

Democratic presidential hopeful former vice president Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mandel Ngan /AFP/ Getty Images

Joe Biden scored decisive primary victories in Michigan and three other states on Tuesday, taking a big step toward the Democratic Party’s presidentia(...)

Facebook chief executive  Mark Zuckerberg  testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in April 2018. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

As Democrats reeled from Donald Trump’s shock victory in the 2016 US presidential election, thoughts soon turned to who could take on the Republican p(...)

 Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a debate with French parliament members at the National Assembly in Paris last week. File photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Greta Thunberg is to sail across the Atlantic in a high-speed racing yacht next month to attend UN climate summits in the US and Chile. The journey w(...)

Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar , Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Rashida Tlaib: have criticised Donal Trump and challenged their own Democratic leadership. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

US president Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his attacks on four liberal Democrats in Congress, who have become known as “The Squad”, calling on the(...)

Democratic congresswomen  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and  Ilhan Omar with Republican House member Haley Stevens in Washington on January 4th last.   Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has doubled down on his inflammatory comments about four young congresswomen, arguing that they should “apologise” to the Un(...)

A Border Patrol agent speaks to immigrants after taking them into custody on Tuesday in Los Ebanos, Texas. Photograph:  John Moore/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said that migrants were “living far better” in Border Patrol detention centres than in their home countries, one day aft(...)

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