US president Joe Biden  and Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga  take part in an expanded bilateral meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

US president Joe Biden welcomed his first official foreign visitor since his inauguration yesterday, as he hosted Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Su(...)

 Hunter Biden: Page after page, you wonder: How the hell is this guy still alive? Photograph: Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP, File)

A Twitter wag summed it up best: “Matt Gaetz is everything the Republicans were looking for in Hunter Biden. ” The New York Times’s report about a fe(...)

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump’s remaining time in office could be a horror show for America. File photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo/Bloomberg

Calls for President Donald Trump’s removal from office intensified on Thursday, as the fall-out from Wednesday’s attack by his supporters on the US Ca(...)

Photograph: David Becker/AFP via Getty Images

The European Union’s competition chief Margrethe Vestager has charged Amazon with using its size, power, and data collected on rivals to give itself a(...)

Google stands accused of creating a monopoly, and thus harming consumers, by controlling 90 per cent of the online search and advertising market. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

With the US Justice Department’s announcement last week that it is preparing an antitrust suit against Google, a significant moment of reckoning has a(...)

Kamala Harris has that same magnetic smile that Obama had. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

One wintry day in 1992, my boss drolly told me to try to look young. We were meeting Richard Nixon, and the fallen president preferred to talk to repo(...)

Maryland governor Larry Hogan: “I think now many of our mayors and our governors are making the mistake of allowing destructive mobs to take over their cities without taking any action.” Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Larry Hogan knows a lot about political and personal challenges. In 2015, less than five months into his first term as governor of Maryland, he was di(...)

The hearing displayed plenty of discomfort among the small group of powerful tech bosses. Photograph: AFP via Getty

A six-hour video conference with four of the world’s biggest tech bosses was never going to match the drama of a real-life hearing before Congress, a(...)

US attorney general William Barr: faced his first congressional questioning since the outbreak of  anti-racism protests two months ago. Photograph: Matt McClain

US attorney general William Barr defended the Trump administration’s decision to send federal agents to Portland, Oregon, as he appeared before the Ho(...)

George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd during Wednesday’s  house judiciary committee hearing on policing practices and law enforcement accountability at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

George Floyd, whose death at the hands of white police officers sparked protests across the United States, should not become just “another face on a T(...)

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