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Former US vice-president Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention in Pennsylvania in 2016. His aides he will not be dissuaded by the allegations from entering the presidential race. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the US House of Representatives, offered a measured defence of Joe Biden on Tuesday, arguing that the allegati(...)

US senator Chris Murphy: ‘I worry that the only voice that is getting through in the Brexit debate is [Trump’s].’ Photograph: James Forde

There will be “no chance” of a US-UK trade deal being signed off if there is a return of a hard Irish border after Brexit, US senator Chris Murphy has(...)

December 1987: Soviet general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and US president Ronald Reagan signing the INF treaty, in Washington. The US on Friday announced its intention to withdraw from the treaty because of Russia’s violation. Photograph: EPA

The United States has announced its intention to withdraw from a key nuclear arms treaty with Russia, sparking fears about a potential new arms race. (...)

Outgoing US defence secretary Jim Mattis has achieved martyr status among Democrats who did not lament his dismissal by Barack Obama. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

In 2013, Jim Mattis was removed from the helm of US Central Command by Barack Obama. Too bellicose by half, was said to be the president’s view of the(...)

US president Donald Trump: faces difficulty in securing a suitable candidate to work with him as chief of staff. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

US president Donald Trump has said he is in the process of interviewing “some really great people” to become the next White House chief of staff, afte(...)

Donald Trump:  New York Democrat Jerry Nadler says he has been “at the centre of a massive fraud” against the American people. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Donald Trump is poised to announce his replacement for John Kelly as White House chief of staff as he prepares for the conclusion of the Russia invest(...)

Yemeni pro-government forces tanks near Mukalla airport, southwest Yemen. Photograph: Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

Yemen’s warring parties suggested on Thursday that they would attend UN-sponsored peace talks expected to be held in Sweden next week as western count(...)

 National Rifle Association executive vice-president  Wayne LaPierre speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxen Hill, Maryland. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

The National Rifle Association (NRA) broke its silence on the issue of US gun control in the wake of last week’s deadly Florida shooting, with the hea(...)

Adin Chistian (16), student of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with his mother, next to the crosses and Stars of David to commemorate Parkland, Florida victims. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the national background check system for gun purchasers, the White House said on Monday, potenti(...)

Students released from a lockdown are overcome with emotion following following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Photograph: AP

At 2.40pm on Wednesday a 19-year-old man wearing a gas mask walked into his former high school armed with smoke grenades and an AR-15 style rifle. Af(...)

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