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US president Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the presmumptive Democratic candidate in November’s election. Photographs: Jim Watson, Dominic Reuter//AFP via Getty Images

It is a scenario that the US state department has warned about the world over: an incumbent politician in a democracy with weak institutions tries to (...)

Voters wait in an hours-long line to vote  in the coronavirus-delayed Georgia  primary  in Atlanta,  June 9th.  Photograph: Epa/Erik S Lesser

Concerns have been raised about the preparedness of US authorities for November’s presidential election, after chaotic scenes unfolded at some voting (...)

A member of the US secret service wears a surgical mask as  President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference on the  coronavirus in the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

When the history is written of how the United States handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6th will leap out of the timeline. That was (...)

White House coronavirus response co-ordinator Dr Deborah Birx: ‘You need to continue to social distance. You need to continue to practice scrupulous handwashing.’ Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP

Dr Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force co-ordinator, said scenes of anti-lockdown protesters gathering without masks were “devastatin(...)

US president Donald Trump and vicepresident Mike Pence. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty

For the first time, US president Donald Trump cut off his daily coronavirus task force briefing on Friday without taking any questions from reporters.(...)

Representative James McGovern wears a New England Patriots-themed face mask as he speaks ahead of a vote on a $484 billion coronavirus relief bill on the floor of the US House of Representatives. Photograph: US House TV via Reuters

The US House of Representatives was poised to back a $484 billion (€449 billion) rescue package in a vote on Thursday as the number of Americans who l(...)

Nurses protest over the lack of personal protection equipment amid the Covid-19 pandemic in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump vowed to halt all immigration into the United States temporarily to help protect American workers during the coronavirus pan(...)

US president Donald Trump: states crucial to his success in 2016, such as Pennsylvania and Ohio, have been badly hit. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty

The number of Americans signing up for unemployment benefits soared last week, reflecting the deep impact the coronavirus crisis is having on the US e(...)

Volunteers walk under the wind and rain from Hurricane Dorian through a flooded road as they work to rescue families near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Photograph: AP Photo

Rescuers searched for survivors in the Bahamas on Wednesday after Hurricane Dorian, the most damaging storm to strike the island nation, left in its (...)

A screen grab from a handout video made available by Nasa taken from the International Space Station  showing Hurricane Dorian on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Nasa

Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, killing at least five people and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the(...)

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