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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: President Donald Trump is “doing his job. He’s doing what Congress should be doing.” Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

A new front in the battle over a proposed border wall has opened up as US president Donald Trump requested $8.6 billion (€7.6 billion) in new funding (...)

US president Donald Trump: declared a national emergency at the Mexican border  to access billions of dollars to build a border wall. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Democrats have vowed to pursue the Trump administration through the courts after the US president declared a national emergency over immigration. Ann(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks on border security during a Rose Garden event at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has confirmed he is declaring a national emergency in order to circumvent Congress and tap funds to build a wall on the US s(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Two competing Bills aimed at ending the US government shutdown failed to pass the Senate on Thursday, though there were tentative signs that cross-par(...)

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 (...)

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