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US president Donald Trump talks with his nominee for the supreme court, Brett Kavanaugh,  at his nomination announcement in the East Room of the White House on July 9th. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a 1982 sexual assault will be called to testify in the Senate next Monday, c(...)

“We worry vaguely about the internet making us stupid, with good reason, but we scarcely address the undermining of democracy, which happens at a level much more subtle than fake news.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

We live in an age where every change is heightened and accelerated by the impact of the internet. It is an age of paradox when two seemingly contradic(...)

During a campaign appearance, Donald Trump praised the Republican congressman who physically attacked a Guardian reporter.

Donald Trump on Thursday accused the New York Times of committing “treason” after the paper published an opinion piece by an anonymous senior administ(...)

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter,  and Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook: Lawmakers are upping pressure on technology companies over election meddling, alleged anti-conservative bias and antitrust questions. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

While the most attention-grabbing tech event this week was the appearance of two high-profile Silicon Valley executives before two US congressional co(...)

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey speaks as chief operating officer of Facebook  Sheryl Sandberg listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, DC. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US technology stocks fell on Wednesday as senior executives from Facebook and Twitter were grilled by senators on Capitol Hill over Russian interferen(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares traded lower on Wednesday as trade tensions and growing worries about emerging market currencies cut investor appetite for risky asset(...)

In the debate about how to commemorate John McCain, one idea quickly too hold: renaming the Russell Senate Building in Washington, DC,  after the late senator. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The bustling hallways of the US Capitol came to a standstill on Friday as John McCain made his final trip to an institution where he spent much of his(...)

Sam Patten, a former associate of Paul Manafort, leaves a US district court  in Washington, DC, on Friday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A Republican political consultant linked to Paul Manafort and Cambridge Analytica has admitted to funnelling $50,000 (about €43,000) from a Ukrainian (...)

Cindy McCain, wife of late US senator John McCain, leans over his casket as his body lies in state inside the US Capitol rotunda in Washington on Friday. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

John McCain was an emblem of America’s “fighting spirit, noble idealism and solemn patriotism”, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday (...)

Former vice-president Joe Biden speaks at a memorial service for Senator John McCain in Phoenix, Arizona: “I’m a Democrat and I love John McCain.” Photograph: Brian Snyder

John McCain was a “giant among all of us”, former vice-president John Biden said on Thursday as he paid tribute to his friend and long-time colleague (...)

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