Lieut Col Alexander Vindman: The decorated veteran who testified at  the impeachment inquiry  was escorted from the White House. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

As senators weighed whether to convict US president Donald Trump during his impeachment trial earlier this month, one recurring question presented its(...)

US president Donald Trump with British prime minister Boris Johnson at the Nato summit in Watford, England, in December. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Donald Trump vented “apoplectic” fury at Boris Johnson in a tense phone call over Britain’s decision to allow Huawei a role in its 5G mobile phone net(...)

US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell: The closing arguments set the stage for a vote to acquit Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Amanda Voisard

With almost every Republican in the audience holding fast behind US president Donald Trump, House impeachment managers made impassioned closing argume(...)

A protester stands outside during the impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US Senate Democrats mounted a last-ditch effort to persuade moderate Republican senators to back calling new witnesses, including John Bolton, in Dona(...)

 Huawei’s main UK offices in Reading. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has faced criticism from senior Conservatives at Westminster and Republicans in Washington for his decision to allow Huawei to take part(...)

Former US national security adviser John Bolton: assertion Donald Trump told him he wanted to withhold aid to Ukraine makes it  more likely more Republicans will agree to call him as a witness. Photograph: Erin Schaff/ New York Times

Two high-profile Republicans have signalled that claims in an upcoming book by John Bolton were sufficient reason to call the former US national secur(...)

John Bolton: Said he was prepared to testify in the Senate impeachment trial if a subpoena was issued to compel him to appear. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

When Democrats push to call witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the coming days, the top target will be John Bolton(...)

Sinn Féin’s North Belfast MP John Finucane: His visit to the US so soon after his election underlines the importance Sinn Féin ascribes to its American support. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

John Finucane remembers the events of that Sunday evening well. On February 12th, 1989, loyalist paramilitaries burst into his family home and opened(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo listens as treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington DC on Friday. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Washington Correspondent The Trump administration unveiled new sanctions against Iran on Friday, targeting eight senior government officials in additi(...)

Mourners gather around a vehicle carrying the coffin of Qassem Suleimani during a  funeral procession in his home town of Kerman, Iran on Tuesday. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

At least 56 people were killed in a stampede as tens of thousands of mourners packed streets for the funeral of a slain Iranian military commander in(...)

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