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US president Donald Trump with White House chief of staff John Kelly: Mr Trump directly contradicted Mr Kelly in a flurry of early-morning tweets.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/File Photo

US president Donald Trump appeared to undermine his own party’s efforts to avoid a government shutdown that could kick in at midnight on Friday in a s(...)

Republican senator Jeff Flake speaking on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. “It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies,” he said.  Photograph: Senate TV via AP

Two Republican senators strongly criticised US president Donald Trump on Wednesday, a sign of continuing tensions within the party over the president’(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump along the route of his motorcade as it travels from Mar-a-Lago to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Efforts to secure an agreement on Daca, the programme that protects undocumented migrants who came to the United States as children, are fading as th(...)

The Great Siege monument in Valletta, Malta, was turned into a shrine for journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after she was killed by a car bomb last October. Photograph: Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump is many things, a lot of them bad, but he’s not among the world’s foremost oppressors of the media, as the Committee to Protect Journalis(...)

President Donald Trump during an event to honour Dr Martin Luther King jnr in the White House, on Friday. The White House on Friday warned this would be the last time the sanctions on Iran would be waivered. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

The Trump administration unveiled new sanctions on Iran on Friday, but extended a waiver on existing sanctions, effectively keeping the Iran nuclear d(...)

Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King Centre president Isaac Newton Farris in the White House on Friday before the US president signed a proclamation to honour Martin Luther King Day. Photograph: EPA

An alleged description of African and other countries as “shitholes” by Donald Trump prompted outrage on Friday, even as the US president appeared to (...)

US president Donald Trump inside the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

The US ambassador to Panama John Feeley has resigned telling the State Department he no longer feels able to serve US president Donald Trump. The re(...)

Donald Trump: “It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our court system is.”  Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty

US president Donald Trump has criticised a court order blocking his plan to phase out support for so-called ‘dreamers’ and described the US court syst(...)

 Oprah Winfrey at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

US president Donald Trump is expected to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, the White House said on Tuesday, in a surprise dev(...)

US president Donald Trump en route to Nashville, Tennessee where he told delegates that “the American Dream is roaring back to life”. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US crackdown on immigration intensified on Monday as the Department of Homeland Security announced that 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador should(...)

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