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US president Donald Trump listens during a briefing on the federal response to Hurricane Michael at the Oval Office on Wednesday. Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, with 155mph winds, making it  the strongest storm to hit the continental US since 2004. Photograph: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Democrats may be more energised than Republicans to vote in next month’s mid-term elections in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation (...)

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: “I hope that both sides can contribute their wisdom and at least avoid a so-called disorderly Brexit.”

Japan would welcome Britain to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal “with open arms”, said prime minister Shinzo Abe, as he urged compromise to av(...)

US vice president Mike Pence laid out allegations of Chinese election interference in a harshly worded speech on Thursday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

The Trump administration stepped up its criticism of China on Thursday as vice president Mike Pence accused Beijing of meddling in US elections. Spea(...)

Cecile Kyenge, photographed in Rome in  July 2013 when she was Italy’s integration minister. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli /AFP/Getty Images)

When Cécile Kyenge was appointed Italy’s first black government minister in 2013, she was likened to an “orang-utan” by a politician from the country’(...)

Labour Party TDs, senators and councillors who debated the leadership on Sunday evening at their think-in. Photograph: Paul Connor

Labour party leader Brendan Howlin says the leadership issue has been settled until after the next election, following a tense four-hour debate on the(...)

Actor Cynthia Nixon:  in her campaign to be New York’s first woman governor, she has slumped  behind incumbent Andrew Cuomo. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty

Voters in New York go to the polls on Thursday in what promises to be one of the most closely watched primary races of the year. Like many establishe(...)

US attorney general Jeff Sessions. File photo: Ken Cedeno/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump on Monday launched a fresh attack on attorney general Jeff Sessions, accusing him of jeopardising the chances of re-election(...)

 Spike Lee   at the premiere  of his new film ‘BlacKkKlansman’   in   California. “I hope that this film can give some little extra push or touch or anything to get people to register to vote.” Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Spike Lee furrows his brow, peers across the table and asks: “How old was Kurosawa when he stopped making films?” On the spot, I don’t have an exact (...)

The Microsoft office in Cambridge, Massachusetts: A US court has given Microsoft permission to seize control of the six website domains as part of an ongoing case. Photograph:  Brian Snyder/Reuters

Microsoft has uncovered six internet domains used by Kremlin-linked hackers that targeted Republican-leaning US political groups, in a sign Russian ef(...)

US president Donald Trump on the South Lawn of the White House on Sunday with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron. Photograph: Pete Marovich/EPA

US president Donald Trump is lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation with increased vigour, labelling Mr Mueller’s lawyer(...)

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