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 Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN said: ‘No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.’ Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has praised Israel for showing “restraint” in its response to protests in Gaza, as she addressed the U(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks alongside First Lady Melania Trump during an event in honour of Military Mothers and Spouses in Washington. Photograph: Getty Images

Was it a parody or a barely-veiled act of defiance against her husband? A serious pronouncement or a rushed rehash of previously-unveiled policies? O(...)

US president Donald Trump after an exchange with reporters prior to the start of a Cabinet meeting the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 9th, 2018.  Also pictured (from left) are interior secretary Ryan Zinke; John Sullivan, the deputy secretary of state;  and Patrick Shanahan, the deputy secretary of defence. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has warned of “severe consequences” if Iran restarts its nuclear activity, a day after he announced America’s withdrawal fro(...)

Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer who has taken the lead in dealing with the special counsel investigation, is  to resign. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

The lawyer leading US president Donald Trump’s response to the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is to res(...)

Steel wars: president Trump is displaying his  appetite for battle Photograph: Bloomberg

Viewed from the standpoint of big business and classical economics, Donald Trump’s increasingly protectionist trade policy has looked like a collectio(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will propose a scheme offering visas and residence rights to Americans who want to move to Ireland in exchange for protection (...)

President Donald Trump  speaks as (from left)  Brian Mast (Republican), senator Christopher Murphy (Democrat), Senate majority whip John Cornyn (Republican) and senator Dianne Feinstein (Democrat) listen during a meeting at the White House to discuss school and community safety. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

Donald Trump has made his strongest call yet for restrictions on gun sales, urging US lawmakers to take action in the wake of the recent Florida schoo(...)

House speaker Paul Ryan: shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school revealed a “big breakdown in the system”. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Senior Republican figures played down expectations of significant gun reform legislation in the wake of the Florida shooting, as members of Congress r(...)

US House speaker Paul Ryan  answers questions  in Washington, DC. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

This week saw the inner workings – some would say dysfunction – of the US Congress fully on display, as the US slipped into its second government shut(...)

US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell walks from his office to the floor after a meeting with Republicans in the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

The United States Senate agreed a bipartisan budget deal on Wednesday, though doubts remained about whether it would pass the House of Representatives(...)

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