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 Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, with his staff, walks to the Senate floor to continue work on ending the government shutdown in the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US politicians met in emergency sessions on Saturday in a bid to find a solution to the crisis that has led to the US government shutting down after t(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

As Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House passes the one-year mark this weekend, many are reflecting on a presidency that most people never thought (...)

The stand-off has caused president Donald Trump to cancel his planned departure on Air Force One to Mar-a-Lago on Friday afternoon. Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Frantic negotiations were continuing in Washington on Friday in a bid to avoid a government shutdown, as politicians raced to secure enough votes for (...)

US president Donald Trump with White House chief of staff John Kelly: Mr Trump directly contradicted Mr Kelly in a flurry of early-morning tweets.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/File Photo

US president Donald Trump appeared to undermine his own party’s efforts to avoid a government shutdown that could kick in at midnight on Friday in a s(...)

Copies of  ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’ by  Michael Wolff  at the Book Culture bookstore in New York on Friday. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

As a cold spell descended on Washington DC this week, another political drama was gripping the city. Just days into 2018 the White House was plunged(...)

Donald Trump: Despite the outrage of millions of Americans, the reality-TV star did indeed arrive in Washington on January 20th and take up residence in the White House.  Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

On a cold January day in early 2017 the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, ascended the steps of the United States Capitol, in Washing(...)

US president Donald Trump celebrates the passage of a major tax overhaul with Republican members of the House and Senate on the  South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump secured the biggest win of his presidency on Wednesday as Republicans passed the most sweeping US tax overhaul since the 198(...)

Taking a hike? Speculation is rife that House speaker Paul Ryan is preparing to step down from the post. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo /EPA

Even by the usual standards of Donald Trump’s presidency, it was a busy week in Washington as the political world prepared for next week’s Christmas r(...)

 Sinn Féin  welcomed publication of a  letter  signed by 200 northern nationalists that cited a  “sense of abandonment” over Brexit, the Stormont impasse, and the  DUP-Tory Westminster deal. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

An open letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, signed by 200 Northern nationalists of varying prominence, has called on the Irish Government to address the(...)

Supporters of Doug Jones, who has become the first Democrat to win a senate seat in Alabama in more than a quarter of a century. Photograph: Bob Miller/The New York Times

The Republican blame game began in Washington on Wednesday after Democratic candidate Doug Jones won a special senate election in Alabama, in a major (...)

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