Senior advisor and son-in-law to US president Donald Trump, Jared Kushner (right). File photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The Democratic-led US house judiciary committee on Thursday voted to authorise subpoenas for a dozen witnesses including president Donald Trump’s son(...)

 Handout photo  showing the North Korean ship ‘M/V Wise Honest’ which the US department of justice  announced had been seized by the US government. Photograph: US department of justice/EPA

The US seized a North Korean ship which was carrying coal that violated United Nations sanctions, the justice department announced on Thursday. The mo(...)

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Prof Christine Blasey Ford, testify in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Two weeks of chaos clouding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process culminated Thursday in a hearing that was stunning, even in a t(...)

Demonstrators protest against US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Republicans doubled down on their support for supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday after a second woman came forward and accused him of abu(...)

US judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies at his supreme court confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 5th. Photograph: The New York Times

The woman accusing US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says she could testify against him after all, breathing new life into th(...)

US president Donald Trump and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany last year. Photograph: Saul Loeb/Getty Images

US President Donald Trump will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16th in Helsinki, the White House confirmed yesterday, in a meeting that (...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and US president Donald Trump at a news conference at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Photograph: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

US president Donald Trump moved to temper expectations about a possible meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, warning that he would walk out o(...)

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles at the conclusion of his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, April 11th, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Sorry may be the hardest word for many people, but not Mark Zuckerberg. Few people in the public eye spend so much of their time sincerely and humbly (...)

Senator  Al Franken (centre) and his wife Franni Bryson with others:   Mr  Franken will be resigning after being accused of sexual harassment. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Alan Simpson was appalled by the injustice of it all. Back in 1991, during the incendiary Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, the salty Republican s(...)

 White House senior adviser Jared Kushner remains a person of interest to  investigations related to Russia links by special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional committees, according to a source with knowledge of the inquiries. File photograph:  Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images

A lawyer for President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner failed to give the US Senate Judiciary Committee documents Mr Kushne(...)

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