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Four of the five biggest US technology giants boosted their lobbying spending last year as they battled charges of unfair competition, sought to shap(...)

US attorney general Bill  Barr:  claimed the FBI launched an “intrusive investigation . . . on the thinnest of suspicions”. Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty

In November 2018, after months of recriminations and insults on Twitter, attorney general Jeff Sessions was forced out by President Donald Trump. Se(...)

US president Donald Trump  in the Cabinet Room at the White House on December 9th. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/ AFP/Getty

A highly-anticipated report has debunked US president Donald Trump’s claim that the decision by US intelligence services to open an investigation into(...)

Jerry Chun Shing Lee (55), left the CIA in 2007. In 2010, he was approached by  Chinese intelligence officers who offered to pay him $100,000 and to take care of him “for life” for information. File photograph: NYT

A former CIA case officer has been sentenced by a federal judge in Virginia to serve 19 years in prison, after he pleaded guilty in May to conspiring(...)

President and CEO of Boeing Dennis Muilenburg testifies during a House committee hearing on the Boeing 737 Max, at Capitol Hill, US. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg was grilled by a US congressional committee on Tuesday about the company’s safety culture in light of two cra(...)

The material covered by the order includes redacted grand jury material mentioned in the Mueller report. Photogrpah: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A US judge has ordered the Justice Department to give secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to Congre(...)

US Attorney General William Barr. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/EPA

The US Justice Department has shifted its review of the Russia inquiry to a criminal investigation, a source told AP. The revelation comes as US pres(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and  President Donald Trump: As Washington gears up for potentially its third impeachment trial, Trump is in typically combative mood. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

The impeachment inquiry that was announced barely 10 days ago, has proceeded with lightning speed as Democrats weigh-up whether to impeach President D(...)

US authorities have been clamping down on smugglers who seek to profit from the huge price tags attached to endangered species such as rhinoceros in recent years. Photograph: iStock

An Irish man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison and two years of supervised release in the United States on wildlife smuggling charges. Richar(...)

Donald Trump and Scott Morrison. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

US president Donald Trump recently asked the Australian prime minister and other foreign leaders to help US Attorney General William Barr with an inve(...)

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