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Jerrfey Epstein’s death at age 66 was called a suicide by New York City’s top medical examiner. File photograph: New York State Sex Offender Registry/AP

Two Manhattan jail guards who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself admitted to falsifying records but would avoid prison under an agr(...)

Former US president Donald Trump has been acquitted in his second impeachment trial in the US Senate. File photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Former US president Donald Trump has been acquitted in his second impeachment trial, as the US Senate failed to garner enough votes to convict him on (...)

 Republican senator from Kentucky Rand Paul argued that holding an impeachment trial after a president is no longer in office is not constitutional.  Photograph: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo

The prospect that Donald Trump will be convicted in his impeachment trial receded on Tuesday after 45 Republicans objected to the constitutionality of(...)

Members of the media and police officers surround a vehicle carrying John Clancey after his arrest on Wednesday during an apparent crackdown on pro-democracy figures. Photograph: Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg.

Hong Kong police have arrested 53 pro-democracy politicians in one of the biggest purges of the city’s opposition since Beijing imposed a tough new na(...)

Donald Trump is  now in his final days in the White House after losing the November election to president-elect Joe Biden. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump suffered a stinging rebuke in the US Senate on Friday when fellow Republicans joined Democrats to override a presidential ve(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/Pool/EPA

Mike Pence has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit brought against him by Republican lawmakers who want the US vice-president to overturn the(...)

Among those to receive a pardon was Roger Stone, another longtime Donald Trump associate caught up in the investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign.

Outgoing US president Donald Trump last night granted pardons to former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone, sweeping away (...)

Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky (left) and US president Donald Trump  met on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 25th. Photograph: Ukraine Presidential Press Service/Handout/EPA

A second whistleblower with direct knowledge of information regarding the Ukraine scandal has come forward, building more pressure on US president Don(...)

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

The daughter of Chinese tech giant Huawei’s founder has been arrested in Canada and is facing extradition to the United States, dealing a blow to hope(...)

Brett Kavanaugh has refused to answer whether Donald Trump can be forced to comply with a subpoena. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Republican elected officials have hesitated to criticise Donald Trump after his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to fraud, implicating the p(...)

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