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Chelsea Manning addresses the media outside federal court in Alexandria, Virginia on Tuesday.  Photograph: Matthew Barakat/AP

Former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was jailed on Friday after a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, held her in contempt for refu(...)

 Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House intelligence committee, pictured in Washington, DC.  File photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The US House of Representatives intelligence committee has hired a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan with experience investigating Russian mobste(...)

After four years as the European Union’s top diplomat in Washington, David O’Sullivan will soon leave the US capital – as well as the EU’s civil service. His role as EU ambassador has given him exposure to many of DC’s famous residents, including Barack and Michelle Obama. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

High on the 10th floor of the EU delegation building overlooking Washington Circle in downtown DC, David O’Sullivan is preparing to leave the office t(...)

Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi: “I think the news of the death of Europe at the hand of populism has been greatly exaggerated.”  Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti

Matteo Renzi’s office, in a 16th-century Roman palazzo opposite Italy’s senate, is incongruously decorated with mementos of his time as a jet-setting (...)

Former US president Barack Obama and Thailand’s prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in 2012. Photograph: Jason Reed

Looking back, “pivot” was always a silly word for the transfer of American attention to Asia. Minted by Barack Obama’s administration almost a decade (...)

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 speaks on Friday in the Rose Garden of the White House, where he lamented that he will probably never be given the Nobel Peace Peace Prize, in spite of deserving it. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/New York Times

US president Donald Trump made the case on Friday that he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria, but comp(...)

Senator Amy Klobuchar has announced a run for the Democratic nomination for US president. Photograph: Pete Marovich/New York Times

US senator Amy Klobuchar will enter the 2020 presidential race on Sunday, becoming the first moderate in an increasingly crowded field of Democrats v(...)

Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination to challenge US president Donald Trump in 202(...)

 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 (...)

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