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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(...)

Actor Robert De Niro. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

US federal authorities investigating a spate of pipe bombs sent this week to several prominent critics of President Donald Trump have turned their att(...)

Activists gather outside the US supreme court to hold a vigil in opposition to nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, US. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

The FBI’s report on sexual misconduct allegations against US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh neared completion late on Wednesday as the battle (...)

An increase in crude oil prices boosted oil stocks on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

Energy stocks, and particularly oil and mining stocks, advanced on Wednesday as crude prices advanced. For the most part investors in Europe and the U(...)

A demonstrator is removed by US Capitol police during a  confirmation hearing for supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Chaotic scenes unfolded on Capitol Hill yesterday as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced his first day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary (...)

epA man mocks Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega during an anti-government protest in Managua on August 11th. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

Juan José is digging a latrine on the small, 8m by 25m plot the government of Daniel Ortega has given him to build a house. It is prime real estate, a(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He fears being extradited to the United States for having published a huge cache of US diplomatic and military secrets.  File photograph: Reuters

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is considering an offer to appear before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to discuss alleged Russian in(...)

Protesters of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer clash with members of anti-fascist groups  in Portland, Oregon. Photograph: Bryan Colombo via Reuters.

A riot was declared in downtown Portland, Oregon on Saturday evening as the city exploded into its worst protest violence of the Trump era. More than(...)

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said he doubted whether US president Donald Trump would carry out a threat to impose tariffs on au(...)

Gina Haspel was confirmed as the new CIA director after the US Senate voted 54-45 in her favour. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The US Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as the CIA’s first woman director despite her role in one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency’s history.(...)

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