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 File photograph of a North Korean missile launch. Photograph: EPA/KCNA

US president Donald Trump issued a stark warning to North Korea after Pyongyang launched its latest missile, pledging that the US would “take care of (...)

Al Franken: the senator apologised for groping the broadcaster Leeann Tweeden in 2006, on a military flight back from the Middle East, where they had been entertaining US troops

Senator Al Franken is facing calls to resign over inappropriate behaviour towards a radio host in 2006, as the scandal over politicians’ sexual miscon(...)

The US president Donald Trump: his anti-immigration wishlist dashes hopes for Dreamers.  Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The prospects for a bipartisan deal to protect 800,000 immigrants brought to the US illegally as children are facing new doubts as Donald Trump pushes(...)

Producer Harvey Weinstein. An investigation by The New York Times has found previously undisclosed allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein. (Emily Berl/The New York Times)

Viewed from a certain angle, the revelations concerning Harvey Weinstein constitute a good news story. The co-founder of Miramax Pictures, a driving f(...)

As early as next week, Donald Trump will make a decision on the US’s commitment to the deal. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

The announcement that the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize is to be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons could not at come at a more(...)

Shifting stance: President Trump talks to journalists on Air Force One as Fox News reports on his talks with Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Donald Trump took the Republican leadership by surprise on Thursday, confirming that he is working with Democrats on a deal to protect the y(...)

US president Donald Trump  with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi  in the Oval Office of the White House on September 6th. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Senior Democrats stunned Washington on Wednesday by claiming that they had agreed with Donald Trump on a plan to protect so-called Dreamers, young imm(...)

US president Donald Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell at a meeting about tax reform. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Republicans will publish details of their tax reform proposals the week beginning September 25th, House speaker Paul Ryan announced on Wednesday, as n(...)

US Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer  makes a point to president Donald Trump in the Oval Office prior to Trump’s departure for North Dakota to deliver a speech on tax reform. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

As Americans cleaned up after Hurricane Harvey and braced for Hurricane Irma, another dramatic week in Washington – the first week of Congress after t(...)

 Virginia State Police inspect the site where a vehicle hit protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis /EPA

US authorities are investigating the outbreak of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, following clashes at a white nationalist rally in(...)

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