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US president Donald Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump doubled down on his defence of Brett Kavanaugh as he apologised to the supreme court justice on behalf of the nation “for th(...)

Senator Lindsey Graham  speaks to reporters after the final vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday. The process brings to completion Graham’s transformation from Trump critic to Trump lackey. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost eve(...)

Charlotte Peterson of Woodbridge, Virginia demonstrates outside the US supreme court during a vigil in opposition to supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

The suggestion by Chuck Grassley, chairman of the US Senate judiciary committee, that the supplemental FBI investigation into supreme court nominee Br(...)

 Protesters demonstrate against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the US supreme court  in Washington. Photograph: Getty Images

Brett Kavanaugh moved a step closer to becoming a supreme court justice yesterday after two key Republicans indicated they may support his nomination.(...)

US president Donald Trump has come under fire from members of his own party for a highly personal attack on Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accus(...)

Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before testifying before the US Senate judiciary committee on Thursday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Reuters

Even before Dr Christine Blasey Ford sat before the Senate judiciary committee to testify against Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, a group of women knew w(...)

Republicans complain about a lack of evidence to support Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s, when they were teenagers. Yet those same republicans appear to be doing everything in their power to suppress any evidence there might be. Photograph: Win McNamee/Reuters

Two people appeared before the US Senate judiciary committee on Thursday. One was poised, dignified, composed but not practised, polite yet firm, and (...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi: “We did not and will not interfere in any country’s domestic affairs.” Photograph:  Don Emmert / AFP

China has rejected accusations by US president Donald Trump that it was “meddling” in the US mid-term elections because of an ongoing trade war. Chine(...)

 Volunteers  help rescue three children from their flooded home in James City, United States. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

After days waiting for Hurricane Florence to reach the east coast of the United States, the strongest hurricane of the year made landfall on Friday, b(...)

Ohio businessman Ed Crawford, who has emerged as the front-runner to become the next US ambassador to Ireland, at the opening of an Irish Cultural Garden in Cleveland. Image: YouTube.

Ohio businessman Edward Crawford is expected to be nominated by the Trump administration as the next US ambassador to Ireland. The Cabinet in Dublin(...)

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