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Protesters in Poland demand freedom for Belarus opposition activist Roman Protasevich a day after a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying the dissident journalist was diverted while in Belarusian airspace. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty

President of the United States Joe Biden said he applauded European Union efforts to impose economic sanctions against Belarus over the forced landing(...)

FBI director Christopher Wray said ongoing investigations into domestic terrorism stand at 2,000, compared to 1,000 when he took over in 2017. Photograph: Bloomberg

Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray has defended its handling of the January 6th Capitol riots, stating that the agency warned l(...)

Brian Deese: ‘I am hopeful that we can show right off the bat that bipartisanship is alive.’ Photograph: Ken Cedeno/CNP/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden faces a narrow window to clinch bipartisan support for his $1.9 trillion (€1.56 trillion) stimulus plan, after congressional De(...)

Supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett  during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill,  October 13th. Photograph:  Susan Walsh/POOL/AFP

US supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett came under intense questioning from senators on Tuesday as she said that her personal choices had no bearin(...)

Activists gather outside the US supreme court to hold a vigil in opposition to nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, US. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

The FBI’s report on sexual misconduct allegations against US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh neared completion late on Wednesday as the battle (...)

A tie-wearing Mark Zuckerberg gets the press horde treatment on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

In numbers: Russian punishment 7 Number of Russian oligarchs hit by a new wave of US sanctions, with the protectionist White House taking a break fr(...)

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg addresses US senators in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Hours of US congressional testimony by Facebook founder, chief executive and chairman Mark Zuckerberg this week gave little satisfaction that anything(...)

Outside the Capitol in Washington, DC, protest group Avaaz set up 100 cutouts of Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg with the words “Fix Facebook” on them. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Facebook shares made their biggest one-day gain in almost two years as chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before two US senate committees in the(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump along the route of his motorcade as it travels from Mar-a-Lago to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Efforts to secure an agreement on Daca, the programme that protects undocumented migrants who came to the United States as children, are fading as th(...)

Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King Centre president Isaac Newton Farris in the White House on Friday before the US president signed a proclamation to honour Martin Luther King Day. Photograph: EPA

An alleged description of African and other countries as “shitholes” by Donald Trump prompted outrage on Friday, even as the US president appeared to (...)

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