US president Donald Trump at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Thursday. Photograph: Elizabeth Frantz/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump doubled down on his economic argument for re-election on Thursday night amid increasing concerns about a recession, declarin(...)

Christian Heyne, who lost his mother to gun violence, urges Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to legislate on background checks. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

There were tentative signs yesterday [Wednesday] that Congress was considering new measures on gun control, as the fall-out from two back-to-back mass(...)

US national security advisor John Bolton arrives for a meeting with Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid at Downing Street in London, Britain. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Irish officials in Washington have stepped-up efforts to highlight Ireland’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on the Belfast agreement, following s(...)

 Guns and ammunition on sale at a shop in Sacramento, California.  About a third of US gun owners have five guns or more, figures show. Photograph: Andrew Burton/The New York Times

Donald Trump left Washington on Friday for a 10-day working vacation at his Bedminster golf course in New Jersey following a week which left Americans(...)

US president Donald  Trump: claims Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden is “not playing with a full deck”. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US president Donald Trump on Friday expressed confidence that new laws on background checks would be agreed in response to last weekend’s mass shootin(...)

Mourners at a vigil in Dayton, Ohio, where a mass shooting took place early on Sunday morning. Photograph: Maddie McGarvey/New York Times

The death toll from Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, may have been higher if police officers had not responded to the attack within min(...)

From left, Joe Biden,   Kamala Harris,  Andrew Yang and  Tulsi Gabbard  during the Democratic Presidential Debate   in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Scott Olson/ Getty Images

Leaving the sprawling urban centre of Detroit and heading northwest on the freeway, the city of Flint soon comes into view. The small city of 100,000(...)

Representative Richard Neal (L) said Congress, and not the US president, writes trade agreements. Photograph: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

The head of the US congressional committee responsible for trade policy has warned Britain that a trade deal with the United States will not happen if(...)

Former special counsel Robert Mueller: just over 13 million people tuned in to the live testimony on Wednesday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Senior Democrats talked down the possibility of impeachment yesterday, as the fallout from Robert Mueller’s appearance before Congress continued. Spe(...)

Former FBI director Robert Mueller, who led the 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Former FBI director Robert Mueller, who led the 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, will appear bef(...)

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