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US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron during a joint G7 press conference in Biarritz on Monday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani could meet in the near future to try to end the Gulf crisis and replace the current faltering agreem(...)

Donald Trump: ‘We’re in a constant state of shock that all of these norms are being broken,’ Maureen Dowd says. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

“My dad emigrated from Ireland and came through the Statue of Liberty, and I just think the Statue of Liberty is weeping,” Maureen Dowd replies when I(...)

Billionaire industrialist David Koch has died at the age of 79.

Billionaire industrialist David Koch, a driving force behind conglomerate Koch Industries who as one of the world’s richest people became a major fina(...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy: ‘Since March 2014, when Russia’s membership of the G8 was suspended, nothing has changed.’ Photograph: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters

Ukraine and its major European allies have criticised US president Donald Trump’s suggestion that Russia should be readmitted to the G7 club of rich n(...)

Democratic senator from Massachusetts and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren:  part of populist left with Senator Bernie Sanders. Photograph: Craig Lassig

Cui bono? When the economic cycle does its inexorable work, and a recession strikes the US, which political force will benefit? What the question lack(...)

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in Buckingham Palace, London,  in June. Both are a regular, but silent, presence at White House events, eschewing the kind of Twitter-fuelled bombast that the president embraces. Photograph:  Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Donald Trump may have had the highest turnover of staff of any US president, but some things remain constant. Trump’s family has remained a continuous(...)

US president Donald Trump at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Thursday. Photograph: Elizabeth Frantz/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump doubled down on his economic argument for re-election on Thursday night amid increasing concerns about a recession, declarin(...)

Instead of sending signals of support to the pro-democracy activists who have taken to the city’s streets in defiance of the Beijing-backed leadership,  Donald Trump has dismissed the demonstrations as ‘riots’ while sticking closely to Communist Party talking points by stating that the issue was one ‘between Hong Kong and China’. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

After a tumultuous few weeks, Asia seems to be on the brink of multiple crises at once. India’s suspension of Kashmir’s autonomous status, continuing (...)

From left, Joe Biden,   Kamala Harris,  Andrew Yang and  Tulsi Gabbard  during the Democratic Presidential Debate   in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Scott Olson/ Getty Images

Leaving the sprawling urban centre of Detroit and heading northwest on the freeway, the city of Flint soon comes into view. The small city of 100,000(...)

 Boris Johnson: he will underpin his dogged optimism with another philosophy which he calls “boosterism”. We will recognise it as something familiar: borrowing and spending your way out of trouble.  Photograph: Getty Images

“What is this optimism?” asks Cacambo, Candide’s servant and friend in Voltaire’s 1759 novella. “Alas”, responds Candide, “it is the madness of mainta(...)

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