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Activists in favour of decriminalising abortion hold handkerchiefs with the Spanish message “For a legal, safe and free abortion,” and wear costumes from the Handmaid’s Tale as they march through Remembrance Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Argentina’s Senate has rejected a bill to legalise elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The issue has divided the homeland of Pope F(...)

A strong performance by Democratic congressional candidate Danny O’Connor in a conservative district in Ohio will spook Republicans with just months to go before midterm elections. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Democrats are not supposed to have a chance in Ohio’s 12th District, a conservative stronghold that Donald Trump won by 11 points in 2016. That makes (...)

 Republican congressional candidate Troy Balderson gives a victory speech at his election night party in Newark, Ohio. Photograph:  Justin Merriman/Getty Images

Republican candidates backed by US president Donald Trump clung to small leads in closely watched races in Ohio and Kansas on Wednesday, with the nar(...)

Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a cult-like following. Photograph: by Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Sometimes heroes come from the most unlikely places. For millions of progressive Americans who continue to look on aghast at Donald Trump’s presidency(...)

A green handkerchief is emblem of the fight for the legalization of abortion in Argentina, seen here at a demonstration for the separation of the Church and the state, in Buenos Aires on July 24th 2018. Photograph: Maria Paulina Rodriguez/ EPA

More than sixty TDs and Senators have signed a letter calling on the Argentinian senate to legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The (...)

US president Donald Trump during a political rally on Thursday. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

US president Donald Trump ramped up his attack on the media on Thursday night, criticising the press as “fake, fake, disgusting news” and describing j(...)

Nick Sauer has resigned as an  Illinois state representative. Photograph: NickSauer.org.

An Illinois state representative has resigned after a report about allegations he posted nude photographs of his ex-girlfriend on Instagram without he(...)

“I would meet with anybody. I believe in meeting,” Mr Trump has said at a press conference in the White House with Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said he is willing to meet with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, a little over a week after he threatened Iran’s regime(...)

Helsinki handshake: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

There is a scene in Shattered, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s book about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, that describes the feeling inside (...)

Dan Coats on the proposed Putin visit to the US: That’s going to be special. File photograph: AFP

Donald Trump’s invitation to Vladimir Putin to the White House this autumn appeared to catch even the US president’s top intelligence official by surp(...)

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