Police walk in front of the entrance of US consulate in Chengdu. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty

Tensions between Washington and Beijing intensified sharply on Friday after China closed the US consulate in Chengdu in reprisal for the closure of th(...)

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to US president Donald Trump, leaves after his sentencing hearing. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

US president Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone. The move came just days before Stone was due to report to pri(...)

Rupert Murdoch has been ‘willing to be vocal’ about Google in the way that others haven’t. Photograph: Mike Segar / Reuters

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is on the cusp of his biggest win yet in his war against Google: a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit against the interne(...)

US president Donald Trump speaking in Tulsa: He made no mention of the George Floyd killing protests but used the racially charged anti-China slur “Kung Flu”. Photograph: Evan Vucci

US president Donald Trump’s attempt to reinvigorate his election campaign suffered a setback on Saturday, after a smaller than expected crowd attended(...)

Fired: US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

US attorney general William Barr said on Saturday that President Donald Trump had fired Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan whose(...)

John Bolton listens as President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington in May last year. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has reacted with fury at leaked excerpts from a book by his former national security adviser John Bolton, which contain dama(...)

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(...)

US president Donald Trump makes a statement to the press in the Rose Garden about restoring “law and order” in the wake of protests at the White House. Photograph:  Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US president Donald Trump on Monday vowed to end violent protests in major cities across the nation “now,” saying that he would deploy the military if(...)

A mural depicting George Floyd in Minneapolis. He died after a policeman in the course of an arrest pressed his knee down on the prone man’s  neck for eight minutes. Four policemen were subsequently dismissed.  Photograph: Jenn Ackerman/The New York Times

The stark reality of race relations in 21st-century America was laid bare in the nation’s heartland this week. On Monday, a 46-year-old African-Ameri(...)

Barack Obama told graduating students in an online speech that leaders in Washington “aren’t even pretending to be in charge”. Photograph: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images

A new phrase has entered the Donald Trump lexicon. “Obamagate” has been tweeted and retweeted multiple times by the US president of late, prompting wi(...)

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