Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks in the parking lot of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 951 while campaigning  Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 2nd. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

From inside the Fresh supermarket in downtown Dearborn, Abu Ali runs a store selling spices, herbs, seeds and nuts. He offers an array of Middle Easte(...)

Supporters of the  impeachment of US president Donald Trump in front of the US Capitol on Wednesday. Photograph:   Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The US House of Representatives is set to vote on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump on charges that he abused the power of his office and ob(...)

Chen Quanguo, Chinese Communist Party chief in Xinjiang, who has been identified in a Bill passed by the US House of Representatives as a potential target for sanctions over human rights abuses of Uighurs and other  Muslim minorities. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

Beijing reacted angrily on Wednesday after the US House of Representatives passed a Bill that could lead to tough sanctions for human rights abuses in(...)

Roger Stone, former campaign adviser to US president Donald Trump, arrives with his wife Nydia for the continuation of his criminal trial on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering at the district court in Washington DC on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clint(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin during his interview with the Financial Times in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph: Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters

Just before midnight, Vladimir Putin perks up at the mention of the word “risk”. It encapsulates the man and his 20 years in power. Latterly, Russia (...)

A  Mexican police officer patrols the area where the bodies of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria were found on a bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros,  Mexico. Photograph: Abraham Pineda-Jácome/EPA

The father and daughter lie face down in the muddy water along the banks of the Rio Grande, her tiny head tucked inside his T-shirt, an arm draped ove(...)

Democrat Jerry Nadler speaks  on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday. Photograph: Alex Edelman/Bloomberg

The Democratic-led US House of Representatives judiciary committee voted on Wednesday to authorise subpoenas for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention in Pennsylvania in 2016. His aides he will not be dissuaded by the allegations from entering the presidential race. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the US House of Representatives, offered a measured defence of Joe Biden on Tuesday, arguing that the allegati(...)

 Nancy Pelosi is applauded after her election as speaker of the US House of Representatives on Thursday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Ebullient Democrats assumed control of the US House of Representatives on Thursday and elected Nancy Pelosi of California speaker, returning her to a (...)

Nancy Pelosi  raises the gavel after being elected as US House of Representatives speaker on Thursday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Democrats wasted no time flexing their new power in the US House of Representatives on Thursday by approving legislation backed by new speaker Nancy (...)

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