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 Police fire tear gas to clear pro-democracy protesters in the Sham Shui Po district of Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Prominent US lawmakers from both parties are voicing their support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, and some have called for President Donal(...)

US president Donald Trump: vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration from bypassing Congress and selling bill(...)

The Aughinish Alumina refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will meet US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin in Washington on Tuesday amid growing concern over continuing US sa(...)

Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, speaks to members of the media following a briefing on the murder of US-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Wednesday. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

US politicians have sent a strong signal that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The country’(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the press in Washington on Tuesday when he declared his continuing support for Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

US senators have written to president Donald Trump demanding that his administration “make a determination” about whether the Saudi Crown Prince Moham(...)

Gavin Newsom, the Democratic former mayor of San Francisco, emerged as the leading contender for the race as the state’s governor.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Democratic candidates are expected to be on the ballot in all but one California congressional district at the midterm US elections in November, after(...)

CIA director Mike Pompeo testifying before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on April 12th. The   committee  on Monday approved the confirmation of Mr Pompeo to be the next secretary of state. Photograph: Lawrence Jackson/The New York Times

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly endorsed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state after Republican Rand Paul withdrew his opposition on Monda(...)

Protesters chant with placards as US secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo  arrives to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state vowed to make the US a world leader in global diplomacy and help a demoralised state department find “it(...)

Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan and US president Donald Trump  at the US Capitol in Washington DC  on Thursday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The US House of Representatives passed a far-reaching tax reform package on Thursday in a big win for Republicans, though doubts remained over the fut(...)

A car passes by the Telegrafo Hotel in Havana on Wednesday. Tighter restrictions on US travellers to Cuba will go into effect on Thursday, the White House  said. Photograph: Yamil Lagey/AFP/Getty Images

The US government made it tougher on Wednesday for Americans to book trips and do business with Cuba, making good on a pledge by President Donald Tru(...)

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