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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Michigan State Fairgrounds on Friday.  Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP.

US presidential candidate Joe Biden has warned that a trade deal between the United States and Britain will not happen if the Belfast Agreement is und(...)

US president Donald Trump: US military and economic predominance was so complete through much of the 20th century that relative decline was always inevitable. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski

American fear about loss of supremacy is almost as old as the republic itself. If its people were to be believed, Dickens wrote, the country “is alway(...)

US president Donald Trump: “I know nothing about Q Anon. I do know they are very much against paedophilia, they fight it very hard.”   Photograph: Brendan Smialowski

US president Donald Trump told older Americans that he would “protect . . . defend . . . and fight for you with every ounce of energy and conviction t(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett: Republicans, who control 12 of the 22 seats on the committee, are expected to confirm her after which the process will move to the full Senate. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

The confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett concluded this week, paving the way for a vote in the Senate judic(...)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks in the parking lot of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 951 while campaigning  Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 2nd. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

From inside the Fresh supermarket in downtown Dearborn, Abu Ali runs a store selling spices, herbs, seeds and nuts. He offers an array of Middle Easte(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

US president Donald Trump: Are the physical and mental stresses of Covid and steroids mixing with his febrile fear of hearing “You’re fired!” from the American people?  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP

At long last, a top Republican is distancing himself from Donald Trump. Literally. Mitch McConnell has been boasting to colleagues and to reporters (...)

 A woman waves an American flag as president Trump supporters watch the presidential debate at the Trump Victory Campaign center in Katy, Texas. Photograph:  Mark Felix/AFPGetty Images

In many ways Texas epitomises a certain idea of America – a land of cowboys and Stetsons, and a tradition of proud small-government individualism. Th(...)

Women at an ATM in Tehran: Iran  has struggled to purchase wheat, maize and soybeans to shore up reserves as coronavirus cuts agricultural output. Photograph: Atta Kenare

The Trump administration has imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian banks despite fears this will have catastrophic consequences for a population assailed(...)

Philadelphia Democratic congressman Brendan Boyle: Tweet about Belfast Agreement caused much head-scratching as the United States is not a signatory to the 1998 peace deal, nor is it referenced in the text in any way. Photograph:  Rich Polk/Getty Images

America’s role in the peace process is often misunderstood, including it seems by Philadelphia Democrat congressman Brendan Boyle, who last week tweet(...)

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