US president Donald Trump with British prime minister Boris Johnson at the Nato summit in Watford, England, in December. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Donald Trump vented “apoplectic” fury at Boris Johnson in a tense phone call over Britain’s decision to allow Huawei a role in its 5G mobile phone net(...)

Democratic presidential hopeful and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg: ‘It takes a long time to do big things.’ Photograph: Getty

Tuesday December 10th was an eventful day for Donald Trump, even by the US president’s own hectic standards. It began with the unveiling of impeachmen(...)

Fiona Hill, the former top Russia expert on the National Security Council, arrives to testify  on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

A former adviser to US president Donald Trump has warned members of Congress not to propagate a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in (...)

Last week’s report on US second-quarter gross domestic product showed that the economy slowed last spring. It also came exactly 10 years since the Gre(...)

The UK’s  ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch: It is unclear precisely what Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be the next prime minister, will do. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Britain and the US have been plunged into a full-scale diplomatic dispute, centred on Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador to Washington. On Tuesday, Donal(...)

Dutch centre-left parties have said  Queen Maxima  in was placed in ‘an impossible position’ by allowing the meeting with the crown prince to go ahead. Photograph: Patrick Van Katwijk/EPA

The Dutch government has strongly defended Queen Maxima after she was criticised by a senior UN official for meeting the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed (...)

Dead civilians lie among mangled bicycles near Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in on June 4th, 1989. Troops shot their way through Beijing’s streets to retake the square. Photograph: AP

In the weeks before the June 4th, 1989, massacre there was a festive mood in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, with throngs of students partying amid a sea (...)

Speaker of the House Jon Bercow. Brexiteers have complained that some of his decisions have stretched the rules to allow opponents of Brexit to set the agenda. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

MPs will have a say over whether Britain leaves the European Union without a deal on October 31st, Commons speaker John Bercow has promised. Speaking (...)

Sinaloa state police agents stand guard during a security operation in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico, on February 15th. Photograph: Rashide Frias/AFP/Getty Images)

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador received a blunt warning earlier this month: a crude hand-painted sign strung up on a bridge in the border city (...)

Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán: faces a 17-count indictment that accuses him of building a multibillion-dollar narcotics empire over three decades. Photograph: Henry Romero

The US has thrown huge resources into the two-month-old trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, and lurid testimony in the Brooklyn cour(...)

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