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Opposition demonstrators appeal to security forces in Urena, Venezuela. Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

At least two people were killed and trucks loaded with foreign aid were set ablaze after Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro deployed troops and armor(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Trade talks between the world’s two biggest economies helped European shares rise on Wednesday, while the threat of a blocked merger sank shares in Br(...)

US president Donald Trump: declared a national emergency at the Mexican border  to access billions of dollars to build a border wall. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Democrats have vowed to pursue the Trump administration through the courts after the US president declared a national emergency over immigration. Ann(...)

US president Donald Trump:  the saga over the government funding bill and the border wall is a poor reflection on his governance skills. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It says a lot about the workings of the US government that it was Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell who first announced to the nation that presid(...)

Tweeting from the White House on Sunday, President Donald Trump claimed Democrats were not being allowed by their leaders to make a deal. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Talks to avoid a US government shutdown later this week faltered over the weekend, amid renewed tensions over immigration policy. Senior Democrats an(...)

The world in 2018 was 0.83 degrees warmer than the average set between 1951 and 1980. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Global temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest on record, US government scientists have confirmed, adding to a stretch of five years that are now(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro  in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Jhonn Zerpa/EPA/Miraflores Press Office handout

Mass street protests designed to d