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Republicans will table a vote to reopen government and fund  president Donald Trump’s wall. Photograph: Mandel/AFP/Getty Images

The US senate has scheduled votes on Thursday on competing proposals by Republicans and Democrats that would reopen an array of federal agencies that (...)

 Nancy Pelosi’s cool performance during an acrimonious meeting in the Oval Office  with Donald Trump and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer last month increased her kudos among the public. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP

As the US government shutdown approaches its second month, the impasse in Washington shows no sign of ending. This week the saga took a fresh twist a(...)

Federal employees, contractors, and supporters rally to demand that President Donald Trump and the Senate re-open the government. Photograph: Leigh Vogel/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump has been urged to reschedule the annual state of the union address because of the ongoing government shutdown, which entered(...)

A vote to maintain sanctions on Russian energy giant Rusal, which owns the Aughinish Alumina refinery in Limerick, has failed to pass in the US Senate.

A vote to maintain sanctions on Russian energy giant Rusal has failed to pass in the US Senate in a move that will be welcomed by the Irish Government(...)

 William Barr testifies before the Senate judiciary committee during the first day of his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US president Donald Trump’s pick to become the next attorney general gave a robust defence of his eligibility for the role on Tuesday as he testified (...)

Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska is considered close to Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has said he will force a vote this week on the treasury’s decision to lift sanctions on Russian giant Rusal, the (...)

US president Donald Trump at  Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

An attempt at resolving the deepening impasse over the partial government shutdown in the US ended in disarray on Wednesday after president Donald Tru(...)

US president Donald Trump: Much of the content of his speech contained false or at least misleading claims. Photograph: Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump delivered his first prime-time address to the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday night. But anyone hoping for a breakthr(...)

US president Donald Trump said he would speak to the nation about the “humanitarian and national security crisis” on the southern border on Tuesday at 9pm. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/New York Times

US president Donald Trump will deliver a prime-time television address on Tuesday evening on the issue of border security as the impasse over funding (...)

US president Donald Trump says he may announce a national emergency to build the Mexican wall if Congress does not grant money for project. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Donald Trump said a steel barrier would satisfy his demand for a wall along the US-Mexico border on Sunday, as the partial shutdown of the government (...)

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