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Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, is being investigated by Sicilian prosecutors over his blocking a coastguard vessel from entering Italy in August last year with 177 migrants on board. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Members of Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement have voted to block a kidnapping trial against Matteo Salvini, leader of League, averting pos(...)

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, pictured in July 2017 when he was acting director of the agency. Photograph: Aaron P  Bernstein/Reuters

Donald Trump renewed his attack on Andrew McCabe on Monday, in response to an interview in which the former deputy FBI director discussed his new book(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

A cyberattack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, prime m(...)

US senator Lindsey Graham: ‘There’s an allegation by the acting FBI director at the time that the deputy attorney general was basically trying to do an administrative coup.’ File photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Republican senator Lindsey Graham has promised a Senate investigation into claims senior justice department officials discussed invoking the 25th amen(...)

Kamala Harris visits South Carolina, one of the states to hold early Democratic primaries. Harris and other Democrats hoping to secure the party’s nomination for 2020 have made the state a priority. Photograph: Reuters/Elijah Nouvelage

It’s just after lunchtime on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and more than an hour before her scheduled appearance at the Brookland Health and Wellness Ce(...)

US president Donald Trump: declared a national emergency at the Mexican border  to access billions of dollars to build a border wall. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Democrats have vowed to pursue the Trump administration through the courts after the US president declared a national emergency over immigration. Ann(...)

US president Donald Trump:  the saga over the government funding bill and the border wall is a poor reflection on his governance skills. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It says a lot about the workings of the US government that it was Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell who first announced to the nation that presid(...)

President Donald Trump. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

US president Donald Trump has said he is “not happy” with a compromise spending agreement struck by congressional negotiators on Monday but indicated (...)

Tweeting from the White House on Sunday, President Donald Trump claimed Democrats were not being allowed by their leaders to make a deal. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Talks to avoid a US government shutdown later this week faltered over the weekend, amid renewed tensions over immigration policy. Senior Democrats an(...)

Senator Amy Klobuchar has announced a run for the Democratic nomination for US president. Photograph: Pete Marovich/New York Times

US senator Amy Klobuchar will enter the 2020 presidential race on Sunday, becoming the first moderate in an increasingly crowded field of Democrats v(...)

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