US president Donald Trump: declared a national emergency at the Mexican border  to access billions of dollars to build a border wall. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Democrats have vowed to pursue the Trump administration through the courts after the US president declared a national emergency over immigration. Ann(...)

Tweeting from the White House on Sunday, President Donald Trump claimed Democrats were not being allowed by their leaders to make a deal. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Talks to avoid a US government shutdown later this week faltered over the weekend, amid renewed tensions over immigration policy. Senior Democrats an(...)

In an interview, US president Donald Trump did not rule out a second government shutdown if he does not secure funding for his border wall. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump will deliver his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night, against the background of continuing uncertainty about (...)

US president Donald Trump speaking at  a meeting to 'discuss fighting human trafficking on the southern border' in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

United States president Donald Trump has dismissed the work of a bipartisan committee charged with finding a solution to the border-wall controversy a(...)

  US supreme court in Washington: the court also decided not to take up a review of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme, leaving  800,000 people  in legal limbo. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump’s contentious move to ban transgender people from the military received a boost from the supreme court on Tuesday which rule(...)

US Republican senator  Lindsey Graham  dines at the Palace of Princes restaurant in Manbij, Syria, in July 2018. Photograph: Charlie Savage/New York Times

For US troops posted in the dusty flatlands of northern Syria, the Palace of the Princes restaurant in Manbij offered a pleasant place to stop for gri(...)

Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi  speaks during a press briefing on the 27th day of a partial government shutdown. Photograph: Reuters/Joshua Roberts

US president Donald Trump has cancelled the US delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos as the impasse over the US government shutdown d(...)

US president Donald Trump presents a “typical standard wall design” as he participates in a discussion on border security and safe communities. Photograph:  Shawn Hew/EPA

US president Donald Trump continued to hold Democrats responsible for the government shutdown as it passed its 23rd day, despite a poll showing that m(...)

A protest against the government shutdown in Boston, US, on Friday. Photograph: Scott Eisen/ Bloomberg

Members of Congress left Washington for the weekend with no deal in sight to end the government shutdown, as hundreds of thousands of workers were lef(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to reporters as he visits the banks of the Rio Grande River during the president’s visit to the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Leah Millis/AP

Thousands of government employees across the United States will not receive their pay cheques on Friday, as the ongoing government shutdown approaches(...)

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