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Democratic candidate  Doug Jones and his wife Louise wave to supporters in Birmingham, Alabama, on Tuesday night. Mr Jones is the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama for 25 years. Photograph:  John Bazemore/AP

Democratic candidate Doug Jones has won the special Senate election in Alabama in a major blow to US president Donald Trump, who backed Republican can(...)

Kaohsiung harbour in Kaoshiung, southern Taiwan. “The day that a US navy vessel arrives in Kaohsiung is the day that our People’s Liberation Army  unifies Taiwan by military force,” said Li Kexin, minister at China’s embassy in Washington DC. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

A senior Chinese diplomat has said mainland China will invade Taiwan if the US sends navy ships to the self-ruled island, prompting a bout of verbal (...)

US president Donald Trump. He sees the office much as he did the night of his stunning victory – as a prize he must fight to protect every waking moment, with Twitter as his Excalibur. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Around 5.30 each morning, President Donald Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, mo(...)

Senator  Al Franken (centre) and his wife Franni Bryson with others:   Mr  Franken will be resigning after being accused of sexual harassment. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Alan Simpson was appalled by the injustice of it all. Back in 1991, during the incendiary Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, the salty Republican s(...)

US president Donald Trump, with vice president Mike Pence standing behind him, announces his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US State Department has banned its diplomatic staff from visiting Jerusalem’s Old City and the West Bank for non-essential reasons, as president D(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers a statement on Jerusalem from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said the US embassy would be relocated from Tel Aviv to the(...)

Special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly ordered Deutsche Bank to hand over account information related to US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Special counsel Robert Mueller has secured account information relating to Donald Trump from his long-time lender Deutsche Bank, several media outlets(...)

Family with children riding husky dogs sledge in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

To many, the Nordic countries have come to represent a near-mythical paradise of gender equality and family harmony, where legions of happy fathers pu(...)

 US President Donald Trump with  Israeli president Binyamin  Netanyahu: Since 1995, when Congress passed a Bill calling for the US embassy to be relocated, US presidents have issued a waiver every six months claiming that the embassy should remain in Tel Aviv because of national security interests. File photograph:  Debbie Hill/EPA

US president Donald Trump is due to deliver a key speech on Israel on Wednesday amid growing signs that the Trump administration is preparing to move (...)

Ultra Orthodox Jews look at the city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned the Trump administration on Friday that a decision to shift the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would(...)

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