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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(...)

US president Donald Trump reiterated his criticism of the media as “the enemy of the people” on Thursday, insisting that meeting with Vladimir Putin had been a “great success”. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

A defiant Donald Trump has instructed his national security adviser to invite Russian president Vladimir Putin to Washington in the autumn, the White (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump at a cabinet meeting at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

US president Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on the media on Thursday, repeating his claim that the “fake news media” – and not Russia – was the “r(...)

The PNG government said it would be studying how other countries were handling Facebook around the world, and the impact of government policies on private users of the network

The Papua New Guinean government will ban Facebook for a month in a bid to crack down on “fake users” and study the effects the website is having on t(...)

Ronny Jackson: hearing on his nomination  was delayed after allegations emerged that he resided over a hostile work environment. Photograph:    EPA/ Michael Reynolds

White House doctor Ronny Jackson’s appointment as secretary of veteran affairs appears to be in jeopardy after the US senate delayed a key vote on his(...)

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles at the conclusion of his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, April 11th, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Sorry may be the hardest word for many people, but not Mark Zuckerberg. Few people in the public eye spend so much of their time sincerely and humbly (...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has fended off questions from US senators on how the world’s largest social network might be regulated more c(...)

Steel smelting. The EU has suggested to the US that there is a problem with excess steel capacity on world markets and that it is prepared to work with Washington on the issue.

EU steel and aluminium will be exempted from new US tariffs announced by President Trump recently the US administration has confirmed. The decision, a(...)

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