US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan during a press conference on Thursday, in which he said he understood President Donald Trump’s frustration at last week’s failed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. Photograph:  Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump warned conservative Republicans that he may not support them in next year’s mid-term elections as tensions continued within (...)

 House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes:  it recently emerged he had received  information allegedly germane to the inquiry in the grounds of the White House but it is not clear how he obtained clearance to be there. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty

A congressional inquiry into Russian interference in last year’s US election has been thrown into disarray amid continued pressure on the chairman of (...)

 White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, right, and Donald Trump:  the Senate Intelligence Committee, investigating Russian interference in the election, wants to ask Mr Kushner about meetings with the Russian ambassador. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

US senate investigators plan to question Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, as part of their broad inquiry into tie(...)

US president Donald Trump speaking on the phone with Russian president Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office on January 28th. It is unclear whether the conversations between Mr Trump’s campaign team and Russia had anything to do with Mr Trump himself. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Pool via Bloomberg

Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts wi(...)

Donald Trump has chosen former Indiana senator, Dan Coats (above), to lead the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

Donald Trump has continued his criticism of the US intelligence community prior to a briefing about the Russian hacking of Democratic groups. Since(...)

Suleiman Abdullah Salim, a Tanzanian man who was tortured for years in a prison in Afghanistan run by the CIA. Photograph: Bryan Denton/New York Times

At first, the Americans seemed confused about Suleiman Abdullah Salim. They apparently had been expecting a light-skinned Arab, and instead at a small(...)

People pray near a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting outside of Orlando Regional Medical Center Orlando, Florida, USA, 14th June 2016. Photograph: John Taggart/EPA

US investigators have questioned the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub on Sunday, the FBI said on Wednesday, and a l(...)

Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) chair Sir Malcolm Rifkind said the committee would request sight of any redacted sections of the CIA report  related to the UK’s role in the rendition and interrogation of terror suspects. Photograph: PA Wire

The UK’s parliamentary panel investigating allegations of British involvement in torture is seeking access to secret parts of an damning US report int(...)

Signs of support with images of US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl are displayed outside Zaney’s coffee shop in Hailey, Idaho. Photograph: Patrick Sweeney/Files/Reuters.

Bowe Bergdahl’s home town has abruptly cancelled plans for a welcome back celebration amid security fears over the prospect of big crowds - for and ag(...)

CIA director John Brennan

It is five years since US president Barack Obama ended the controversial renditions, interrogations and detention programme led by the Central (...)

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