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Donald Trump: Railed against Rex Tillerson on Twitter today. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump nominated William Barr to become the next attorney general in place of Jeff Sessions, one of a series of personnel changes a(...)

US senator Lindsey Graham speaks to reporters after attending a closed-door briefing on the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, by CIA Director Gina Haspel at the US Capitol in Washington on December 4th Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US senators blasted Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday after receiving a classified briefing from CIA director Gina Haspel on the death(...)

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Capitol Hill in Washington on  March 18th, 2015 Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent liberal who, at 85, is the oldest US supreme court justice, was hospitalised on Thursday after falling in her office (...)

Supporters of congressional candidate Harley Rouda watch Nancy Pelosi speak on a big screen in Newport Beach, California. Photograph: New York Times

Tuesday’s US congressional elections ended with what might be called a split decision. Democrats gained more than enough seats to take control of the (...)

US president Donald Trump said the US will develop the weapons unless Russia and China agree to a halt on development. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s national security adviser is to hold two days of talks in Moscow after the US president announced his intention to withdraw from a land(...)

Comedian Amy Schumer is led away after she was arrested during a protest against the proposed confirmation of supreme court nominee  Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Brett Kavanaugh is expected to be confirmed as a US supreme court justice this weekend after Republican senator Susan Collins said she would endorse h(...)

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 (...)

In the debate about how to commemorate John McCain, one idea quickly too hold: renaming the Russell Senate Building in Washington, DC,  after the late senator. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The bustling hallways of the US Capitol came to a standstill on Friday as John McCain made his final trip to an institution where he spent much of his(...)

Former vice-president Joe Biden speaks at a memorial service for Senator John McCain in Phoenix, Arizona: “I’m a Democrat and I love John McCain.” Photograph: Brian Snyder

John McCain was a “giant among all of us”, former vice-president John Biden said on Thursday as he paid tribute to his friend and long-time colleague (...)

The Turkish lira fell to an all-time low of 5.4941 against the US dollar on Thursday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

The Turkish lira dropped to a new low against the dollar, losing 4 per cent on Thursday despite government promises of a new economic plan, as pressur(...)

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