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A file image showing US  Special Forces at a front line outpost outside Manbij in Syria. Senator  Lindsey Graham, suggested  the US troop pullout had been slowed and that he felt ‘a lot better’ about the plan after meeting with Mr Trump. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of US forces in Syria, Republican senator Lindsey Graham has said. “I think we’re in (...)

President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with a child who called into the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Santa Tracker. On one of the calls, Mr Trump said to a girl: ‘Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven it’s marginal, right?’. Photograph: The New York Times

A seven-year-old girl who was told by US president Donald Trump it was “marginal” for a child of her age to believe in Father Christmas still left out(...)

Former US secretary of the interior Ryan Zinke with President Donald Trump: Mr Zinke has been mired in allegations of political and ethical misconduct since he was appointed in 2017. Photograph: Erick S Lesser

The personnel churn at the top of the Trump administration continued over the weekend as the secretary of the interior was forced to resign, and Presi(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

Mark Kerr: ‘Expectations are high but it does get easier.’

North Carolina kept calling Annie Burke. When she was in her early 20s, she spent four summers teaching at a summer camp in the state, and she develop(...)

Hiring seniors is a good deal for fast-food chains. They get years of experience for the same wages

The sullen teenager grinding through a restaurant shift after school was once a pop culture clichés American as curly fries. Nowadays, Brad Hamilton, (...)

The PopMart stage, featuring giant mirrorball lemon on the right

A little after midnight on June 16th, 1997, two Irishmen walked into the US immigration pre-clearance facility at Edmonton International Airport in Ca(...)

A customer buying a  Mega Millions lottickets earlier this week.  Photograph:  Eugene Garcia/EPA

One ticket sold in the US state of South Carolina matched all six numbers in the Mega Millions lottery draw on Tuesday for a record setting $1.6 bill(...)

A couple watch the waves on the beach as Hurricane Michael approaches land, in Pensacola, Florida, US. Photograph: Dan Anderson/EPA

Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm on Tuesday as it headed for the Florida Panhandle, where authorities ordered residents to get out(...)

Nikki Haley with US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Tuesday, where they announced her resignation as US ambassador to the UN. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The United States’ ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced her resignation on Tuesday in an unexpected move that took even senior Whi(...)

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