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US trade representative Robert Lighthizer: hopes to complete negotiations by the end of 2017. Photograph: Reuters

The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking towards a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement wit(...)

US president Donald Trump with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Trump said he had agreed to pleas  to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

As US president Donald Trump nears his 100th day in office on Saturday, the White House confirmed it was not after all pulling out of the North Americ(...)

President Donald Trump in full voice in the White House. File photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

A couple of friends who thumped the table for Brexit and Donald Trump have gone rather quiet. Both my Irish-American relative and the long-time London(...)

US President Donald Trump after delivering his first address to Congress. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Just after 9pm on Tuesday evening, US president Donald J Trump entered the oak-panelled chamber of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill. The(...)

 A US  border protection agent drives along a fence  separating the cities of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico – a frequent crossing point for people entering the US illegally. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

“If you build a 10ft wall on the Texas border, the 12ft ladder business in Mexico will boom.” This was the rather flippant opinion of Prof Mark P Jone(...)

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau: Will visit the White House next Monday. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

President Donald Trump will host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, the White House said on Thursday, a meeting in which trade and a ma(...)

Market reaction: a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the Dow Jones Industrial Average passes the 20,000 mark. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Two developments coincided in the US this week. The Dow Jones hit 20,000 for the first time. And it became clear that President Donald Trump was going(...)

A man walks next to Chevrolet vehicles at a GM dealership in Miami, Florida: the Center for Automotive Research warns a tariff of 35 per cent could cut US car sales by 450,000 a year and cost 31,000 car industry-related jobs across the US. Photograph: Carlos Barria

Last year some two million cars were shipped to the US from Mexico. GM, the biggest US carmaker, imported 315,000 of its full-size Chevrolet Silverado(...)

An advertisement for a magazine featuring US President-elect Donald Trump on the cover at a news stand in Shanghai. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/Getty Images

The Chinese government is a despicable, parasitic, brutal, brass-knuckled, crass, callous, amoral, ruthless and totally totalitarian imperialist power(...)

Media, supporters and protestants gather outside Trump Tower. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA

I was asked to go and talk to some Trump voters so I sent out a bunch of text messages and got some very grumpy replies along the lines of,” I don’t k(...)

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