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Former US president George W Bush: Described his position as “border enforcement with a compassionate touch”.Photograph: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Within months of Donald Trump’s surprise election victory in November 2016, a new T-shirt began to appear at vendor stalls across America. “Miss me y(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris and  President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden of the White House after Biden spoke at an event. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

States across the United States prepared to reassess their rules on mask-wearing, after the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled n(...)

Liz Cheney: warns  Republican Party’s future is at stake if the party continues to give credence to Donald Trump’s baseless claims. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/New York Times

Republicans may move to oust Liz Cheney as leader of the House Republican Conference as early as Wednesday, the latest sign that the party is seeking (...)

Trump’s ejection from the platform was for reasons primarily of Facebook’s own problematical making. Photograph:  Olivier Douliery/  AFP via Getty Images

The long-awaited opinion last week on Facebook’s vague, “indefinite” banning of former US president Donald Trump, showcased the many perplexing frustr(...)

US president Joe Biden said the plan should be judged over the course of a year, not 60 days. ‘We never thought that, after the first 50 or 60 days, everything would be fine.’ Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/EPA

When US president Joe Biden unveiled his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan in February, Republicans accused the new president of profligacy. “W(...)

Honduran immigrant Nani (10) is greeted by her aunt Saiyda Gonzalez upon her arrival to Louisville, Kentucky. The unaccompanied minor had been released that day from US Health and Human Services custody after spending nearly eight weeks in shelters. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

This week, newspapers and websites in the United States carried heart-warming photographs of estranged family members reuniting. In San Ysidro, south(...)

Supporters of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party at an  election rally in Kolkata,  West Bengal, in March.  Photograph: Bikas Das/AP

Narendra Modi’s popularity has fallen during India’s deepening Covid crisis, according to an opinion poll, as the country reports more than 400,000 da(...)

Liz Cheney on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Melina Mara/Pool via The New York Times

It is no longer a question of “if” but more likely a question of “when”. The days of Liz Cheney in a leadership position in the US House of Representa(...)

Diplomats under the Biden administration, have been busy promoting the US’s return to the liberal-multilateral mainstream. Photograph: Getty

It’s a staple of that dismal genre, the political memoir: the new leader, swept into office and eager to act, quickly confronts the limits of his or h(...)

Workers sort and count mail-in ballots  in Doral, Florida, last November. The state is set to usher in a host of voting restrictions. Photograph: Scott McIntyre/New York Times

Florida has become the latest state to pass new voting laws that may make it more difficult for millions of people to vote, in a move that has been wi(...)

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