John Bolton, former national security adviser to Donald Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The US justice department has opened a criminal investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton unlaw(...)

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny: Fell ill on a flight back to Moscow from Siberia on August 20th. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Angela Merkel has demanded an explanation from the Kremlin after stating that Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition activist, was poisoned with the c(...)

Children watch as medical workers take swab tests for Covid-19 at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in the central Israeli city of Rechovot, on June 25th. Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP via Getty Images

As countries around the world anxiously consider how to reopen schools, Israel, one of the first to do so, illustrates the dangers of moving too preci(...)

US national ecurity adviser Robert O’Brien during a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

US national security adviser Robert O’Brien has tested positive for coronavirus, the White House announced on Monday, making him the most senior membe(...)

Lieut Col Alexander Vindman: Having testified about Donald Trump’s Ukraine policy during the impeachment inquiry, he is retiring after  a “campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation” since. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan

The Trump administration received a boost on Wednesday after the supreme court upheld a rule allowing employers to deny workers insurance coverage for(...)

Andrew Wan, a pro-democracy lawmaker, is arrested by riot police during a protest in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Roy Liu/Bloomberg

Hong Kong police fired water cannon, tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray on Wednesday and arrested more than 300 demonstrators. At least nine o(...)

John Bolton: The book provides an insider account of Donald  Trump’s “inconsistent, scattershot decision-making process”, his publisher has said. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

The United States on Tuesday sued former national security adviser John Bolton, seeking to block him from publishing a book about his time in the Whit(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Three former prime ministers have condemned Boris Johnson’s decision to incorporate the Department for International Development into the Foreign Offi(...)

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(...)

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