January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

US independent senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders, flanked by Democratic Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy (left) and Republican Senator from Utah Mike Lee: voted to end US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

The US Senate has delivered a strong rebuke to US president Donald Trump’s response to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, voting to end A(...)

Taylor Swift: 65,000 people registered to vote in the 24 hours after the singer’s Instagram post. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/TAS18/Getty

The US voter registration service has experienced a spike in numbers after Taylor Swift – long silent on partisan issues – expressed her support for t(...)

US president Donald Trump talks about his meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump sought to quell the outcry over his handling of Monday’s landmark summit with Vladimir Putin, telling reporters that he acce(...)

If  Romney wins the Senate race, it could set him up for a direct collision with Trump, with whom he has publicly sparred. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of president Donald Trump, announced on Friday he would run for a US Senate se(...)

US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell walks from his office to the floor after a meeting with Republicans in the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

The United States Senate agreed a bipartisan budget deal on Wednesday, though doubts remained about whether it would pass the House of Representatives(...)

President Barack Obama: “Gun violence requires more than moments of silence. It requires action. In failing that test, the Senate failed the American people.” Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

The White House accused US senators of a “shameful display of cowardice” on Tuesday and said they failed the American people by not advancing any gun (...)

US senator Edward Kennedy: He played a key role in Northern Ireland, voicing concerns about the violence from the early 1970s through to the early 1990s. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Throughout the difficult negotiations leading to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, then taoiseach Bertie Ahern kept in regular contact with US senator Edwar(...)

FCA hastily released a software update after two professional hackers showed Wired magazine they could use a laptop from their own homes to take over a 2014 Jeep Cherokee as a reporter drove the car.

Security fears could put a dampener on future self-driving cars after hackers showed they could wirelessly take control of hundreds of thousands of U(...)

Loretta Lynch listens to a question during her confirmation hearing before the Senate judiciary committee. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general has defended the legality of the president’s executive orders bypassing Congress to protect illegal immi(...)

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