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US president Donald Trump: a win for him in 2020 would signal that the US has permanently altered its character. Photograph: Oliver Contreras via Bloomberg

Any other president would be singing from the rooftops about rising US growth. In less than three months, Donald Trump’s Republicans could lose contro(...)

Activists in favour of decriminalising abortion hold handkerchiefs with the Spanish message “For a legal, safe and free abortion,” and wear costumes from the Handmaid’s Tale as they march through Remembrance Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Argentina’s Senate has rejected a bill to legalise elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The issue has divided the homeland of Pope F(...)

 Republican congressional candidate Troy Balderson gives a victory speech at his election night party in Newark, Ohio. Photograph:  Justin Merriman/Getty Images

Republican candidates backed by US president Donald Trump clung to small leads in closely watched races in Ohio and Kansas on Wednesday, with the nar(...)

“I would meet with anybody. I believe in meeting,” Mr Trump has said at a press conference in the White House with Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said he is willing to meet with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, a little over a week after he threatened Iran’s regime(...)

Sean Spicer in the Trump Hotel in  Washington:  set to embark on a month-long tour to promote his new book. Photograph: Mitchell Long

It has just turned noon on a weekday in Washington, and at the Trump International Hotel a black SUV glides into the side entrance. A ripple of antici(...)

Facebook has been battling controversies involving data privacy and its  use by Russians to influence the 2016 US election. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

As much as $120 billion (€103 billion) was wiped off the value of Facebook on Thursday in the biggest one-day sell-off of a listed company in US stock(...)

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: “I don’t think this rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanours.” File photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan has said he opposes a call for the deputy attorney general of the United States to be impeached, after a(...)

“The trade war is cutting the legs out from under farmers, and the White House’s ‘plan’ is to spend $12bn   on gold crutches.” Photograph: Getty Images

All eyes were on Jean-Claude Juncker’s meeting with Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday. But the tensions between the European Union and the Unite(...)

Dan Coats on the proposed Putin visit to the US: That’s going to be special. File photograph: AFP

Donald Trump’s invitation to Vladimir Putin to the White House this autumn appeared to catch even the US president’s top intelligence official by surp(...)

Ryanair pilots picket outside Dublin Airport last week. Ryanair met trade union representatives on Wednesday in an effort to break the deadlock that threatens pilot strikes at the airline on Friday

A third pilots’ strike seems likely at Ryanair next Tuesday after talks between management and union representatives ended inconclusively. The airlin(...)

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