US  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing that articles of impeachment are to be drawn up against US president Donald Trump. Photograph:  Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump faces an impeachment vote as early as this month after the top Democrat in Congress ordered that charges against him should(...)

Professor  Jonathan Turley at  a House judiciary committee hearing on the impeachment of US president Donald Trump on Wednesday. He said that Trump was “allowed” to go to court to block witnesses and that it would be an abuse of power for Congress to treat that as an impeachable act of obstruction. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Are House Democrats making a mistake by moving swiftly to impeach President Donald Trump when some facts remain hidden about whether he abused his pow(...)

Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School  and Pamela Karlan of Stanford Law School  during a House judiciary committee hearing on the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s actions towards Ukraine constitute impeachable conduct, three legal scholars testified on Wednesday, as the House judiciar(...)

 US president Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House en route to New York. Photograph:/Erin Scott / EPA

A US federal judge in Oregon temporarily blocked a Trump administration proclamation that would have required prospective immigrants to prove they wou(...)

You may or may not have heard of Gab, a social networking site that touts itself as an alternative to Twitter, “champion[ing] free speech, individual (...)

Last week’s report on US second-quarter gross domestic product showed that the economy slowed last spring. It also came exactly 10 years since the Gre(...)

A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces takes aim with his Kalashnikov after seeing a man walking towards his position in Baghouz, in eastern Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State may be on the brink of defeat in Syria, but its ideology remains a potent recruitment tool. In the American midwest, a region that has p(...)

The FBI Wanted Poster for Monica Elfriede Witt (Fatemah Zahra, Narges Witt).

Whatever turned Monica Witt from the US air force and the world of Washington defence contractors and took her to Iran as an alleged defector and spy,(...)

Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg appears in court for a retrial of his drug smuggling case in Dalian, Liaoning province on Monday. Photograph: Intermediate People’s Court of Dalian/Handout via Reuters

A Canadian man sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling will appeal the verdict, his lawyer said on Tuesday, arguing that the court should not h(...)

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Capitol Hill in Washington on  March 18th, 2015 Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent liberal who, at 85, is the oldest US supreme court justice, was hospitalised on Thursday after falling in her office (...)

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