Ethiopia’s newly elected prime minister Abiy Ahmed: widely seen as a reformer.  Photograph: Tiksa Negeri

A recent declaration by US lawmakers could signal a significant shift in Washington’s approach to addressing Ethiopia’s human rights record. Ethiopia(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with the leaders of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania in the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would use military forces to protect the border with Mexico until a long-promised wall is completed and “(...)

House speaker Paul Ryan addresses the media on Tuesday.  Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Republicans in the US Congress hit a last-minute snag on Tuesday in their drive to approve the biggest tax code rewrite in 30 years, delaying what wou(...)