‘The whole issue is an embarrassment for the White House’. Photograph: EPA/Shawn Thew

A common sight on the front doors of pharmacies around Washington (and elsewhere in America) over recent weeks has been a sign advising customers that(...)

 The  Dee-Mac Road between Washington and Eureka, Ill: in some places 35cm of snow fell. Photograph: Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star via AP

The first big snow storm of the winter hit the Washington region last Monday. In some places 35cm of snow fell. On the mall close to the Capitol impr(...)

Writer Maureen Dowd speaks onstage during Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in 2017. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Interstate 495, the highway that encircles the city of Washington DC and its suburbs in Maryland and Virginia, is more famous as a state of mind than (...)

  Kyra Carusa is set to make her first start for the Republic of Ireland against Denmark in Tallaght on Thursday. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Having deviated from becoming a doctor to pursue a career in football, American-born striker Kyra Carusa should finally get her first Republic of Irel(...)

Democratic candidate for Senate Jaime Harrison addresses supporters during a drive-in rally held at The Bend in North Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

The mist is rising over Lake Murray, a huge reservoir in the centre of South Carolina, on this grey mid-October morning. The lake is a popular amenity(...)

US presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. Photograph: Mark Makela/New York Times

Donald Trump has won the electoral college by a clear margin. Yet America is in ferment. Cities around the world are holding candlelit vigils for US d(...)

Photograph: iStock

Concerned that some new surveillance technologies may be too intrusive, San Francisco became the first US city to ban the use of facial-recognition to(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó block a back entrance of  Venezuela embassy in Washington. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty

It is more than two weeks since Matthew Burwick Orta began sitting on the steps of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington. The 51-year-old former photog(...)

Texas, the state synonymous with oil and gas, has become the leading supplier of wind energy in the United States.

Ignore the vapid efforts by the US administration to resurrect antiquated energy industries like coal. Economies of scale have provided wind and solar(...)

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr Christine Blasey Ford during their testimony in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

A Republican-led committee approved US president Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court on Friday by 11 votes to 10. Howev(...)

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