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West Virginian senator Joe Manchin has more effective power than all but a handful of individuals in the US. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

It is not just their mortifyingly under-attended speaking tours. It is not even their ethical demotion in the light of MeToo. “The fall of the House o(...)

Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photograph: Al Drago/ Bloomberg

The US Senate has passed a resolution reaffirming its support for the Belfast Agreement. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmed the passage(...)

People at a pro-Navalny rally in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Police rounded up more than 1,700 protesters on Wednesday as Russians in dozens of cities took part in rallies organised by allies of hunger-striking (...)

US president Joe Biden  and Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga  take part in an expanded bilateral meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

US president Joe Biden welcomed his first official foreign visitor since his inauguration yesterday, as he hosted Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Su(...)

Dismissed US State Department inspector general Steve Linick. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty

Donald Trump denounced Barack Obama as a “grossly incompetent” president as he arrived back in Washington DC on Sunday following a weekend retreat wit(...)

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

President Donald Trump’s decision to halt US funding to the World Health Organisation has triggered heavy criticism at home and abroad for depriving t(...)

Chen Quanguo, Chinese Communist Party chief in Xinjiang, who has been identified in a Bill passed by the US House of Representatives as a potential target for sanctions over human rights abuses of Uighurs and other  Muslim minorities. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

Beijing reacted angrily on Wednesday after the US House of Representatives passed a Bill that could lead to tough sanctions for human rights abuses in(...)

 Former national security adviser John Bolton   was requested to appear before investigators as part of their impeachment inquiry. Photograph:  Getty Images

The US House of Representatives will hold its first full vote on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Thursday, as former national s(...)

Former special envoy to Northern Ireland for the US Gary Hart. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former US special envoy to Northern Ireland Gary Hart has become the latest senior figure to raise concerns about the impact of Brexit on the Belfast (...)

 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(...)

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