Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, US, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast. Photograph: AP Photo/Chuck Burton

The east coast of the United States is bracing for a major hurricane as Hurricane Florence gathered pace in the Atlantic Ocean. Satellite imagery on (...)

The Palestine Liberation Organisation office in Washington. The mission opened in the US capital in 1994. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The Trump administration is to close the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) office in Washington DC in a move likely to inflame tensions in the(...)

Rick Gates said he repeatedly lied to conceal  bank accounts and would classify money that came in as either a loan or income to reduce Mr Manafort’s tax burden. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/ AFP/ Getty Images

The US government’s star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort has testified that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from t(...)

 A file image of migrant families are processed at the Central Bus Station before being taken to Catholic Charities before being removed in McAllen, Texas. Photograph: EPA

The Trump administration has asked a federal judge for more time to reunite migrant families separated by authorities at the southwestern border, hig(...)

Protesters call for an end to the separation of immigrant families, outside the White House grounds in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The US military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as president Donald Trump’s efforts (...)

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A sell-off in Chinese stocks drove Asian equities to a four-month low on Tuesday, as US president Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods(...)

Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez, who was deported to Guatemala from the United States on June 5th without her son Anthony, 8, speaks to a social worker in San Mauricio, Guatemala. Photograph: Marian Carrasquero/The New York Times

They’d had a plan: Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez packed up what little she had in Guatemala and travelled across Mexico with her 8-year-old son, Anthony.(...)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Traffic moves past the Time Warner Center, June 12, 2018 in New York City. A federal judge today said that AT&T can move forward with its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, which the U.S. Justice Department had sought to block. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A US federal judge on Tuesday approved the blockbuster merger between AT&T and Time Warner, rebuffing the US government’s effort to stop the $85.4(...)

Last March US president Donald Trump signed trade sanctions against China. US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed on Sunday that Washington and Beijing had agreed to back off from imposing tariffs on each other.

Beijing’s special trade envoy Liu He said China and the United States had reached consensus on economic and trade issues, and would not engage in a tr(...)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates: firm has put real corporate will, finance and muscle into issues and areas with long-term consequence, like privacy and social inclusion. Photograph: Rick Wilking

When Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congress last month, his deferential style was contrasted with that of another one-time chief (...)

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