Former Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen: nominee for US treasury secretary. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski

Joe Biden, the US president-elect, on Monday unveiled an economic team that sought to balance experienced Democratic policymakers who will be well-rec(...)

Electoral workers inspect a ballot during the vote-by-mail ballot scanning process at the Miami-Dade County election department in Miami, Florida. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden won the US presidential race after Donald Trump lost support among the white voters who carried him to success in 2016, while Americans have(...)

Sarah Miller, who heads the American Economic Liberties Project, in Washington. Photograph: Andrew Mangum/The New York Times

One night five years ago, Sarah Miller, a former US treasury department aide, was trying to make sense of an economic recovery that had left the count(...)

Foreign policy: The Democratic presidential hopeful  most steeped in such policy, former vice-president Joe Biden, hardly brings it  up. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

Towards the end of an almost-great career, which did not include his dream assignment as secretary of state, the US diplomat Richard Holbrooke confide(...)

President Donald Trump blasted drugmakers and healthcare “middlemen” for making prescription drugs unaffordable for Americans

US President Donald Trump on Friday blasted drugmakers and healthcare “middlemen” for making prescription drugs unaffordable for Americans, but health(...)

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US president Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/Pool/Getty Images

The classified intelligence that US president Donald Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by (...)

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, during a   two-day visit to Algeria – his campaign has accused Russia of attempting to sabotage the campaign. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

The resignation of the US national security adviser Michael Flynn over improper contacts with Russia has coincided with unprecedented accusations by (...)

Former US president Bill Clinton and governor Andrew Cuomo cast their votes for Hillary Clinton as electors at the New York State Senate in Albany on Monday.  Photograph: Nathaniel Brooks/New York Times

In Florida, protesters swarmed the state Capitol rotunda, one hoisting a “Trump Is Too Rusky” sign featuring a hammer and sickle. In Wisconsin’s State(...)

John Monaghan, a Vietnam War veteran, protests against Donald Trump in Portland, Maine. Photograph: Brendan Bullock/The New York Times

Donald Trump’s act has not changed. But his audience has. The Republican presidential candidate’s failure to tailor his primary-season persona to the(...)

A photograph taken by a freelance photographer Abdul Salam Khan using his smart phone on May 22nd purports to show the  vehicle in which Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was killed by a US drone strike the previous day. Pho6tograph: AP/Abdul Salam Khan

Early on Saturday, a middle-aged Pashtun man used forged documents to cross from Iran into Pakistan. A few hours later, on a lonely stretch of highway(...)