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US president Donald Trump has appointed Ronny Jackson as his chief medical adviser.  Photograph: The New York Times

US president Donald Trump has appointed his former doctor as his assistant and chief medical adviser. The announcement by the White House on Saturday(...)

A file image of US resident Donald Trump with Russian president Vladimir Putin during a news conference in  Finland in July 2018. Both countries have withdrawn from a cold war nuclear treaty. Photograph: NYT

Russia has suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty after a similar move by the United States, president Vladimir Putin sai(...)

December 1987: Soviet general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and US president Ronald Reagan signing the INF treaty, in Washington. The US on Friday announced its intention to withdraw from the treaty because of Russia’s violation. Photograph: EPA

The United States has announced its intention to withdraw from a key nuclear arms treaty with Russia, sparking fears about a potential new arms race. (...)

US president Donald Trump speaking at  a meeting to 'discuss fighting human trafficking on the southern border' in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

United States president Donald Trump has dismissed the work of a bipartisan committee charged with finding a solution to the border-wall controversy a(...)

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order beside American manufacturing workers in  the Oval Office at the White House on Thursday. Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

A defiant President Donald Trump has declared that he has all but given up on negotiating with the US Congress over his Mexican border wall and will b(...)

Pedestrians bundle up in sub-freezing temperatures on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday. Photograph:  Nati Harnik/PA

A wave of Arctic air that paralysed the US Midwest and caused at least a dozen deaths swept across the country’s Northeast on Thursday but was expect(...)

 Donald Trump: His poll rating fell but did not collapse in recent weeks. Photograph: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images

In a parallel Washington, Donald Trump signed December’s bipartisan compromise to keep the government running. Federal wages were paid. Services were (...)

Opposition National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela last week, taking part in a protest against Nicholás Maduro in Caracas on  Wednesday. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP

Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has accused Donald Trump and a “group of extremists around him” of plotting to topple him in order to seize Ven(...)

Douglas Kennedy: The Great Wide Open takes in the Nixon/Ford/Carter/Reagan years, with walk-on parts from Donald Trump and Brendan Kennelly

Douglas Kennedy chuckles when I say I never expected to read a novel which featured walk-on parts for both Donald Trump and Brendan Kennelly. The Amer(...)

Since Donald Trump blinked first to end the US government shutdown on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being lauded as her party’s biggest asset, her first major victory over Trump having confirmed her as the most skilful adversary the president has faced since coming to power. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Earlier this month, as she fought to win her Democratic colleagues’ support to be elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi was di(...)

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