US president Donald Trump: “Thank you to House Republicans for being tough, smart and understanding in detail the greatest Witch Hunt in American History.” Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP

Senate Republicans introduced a resolution condemning the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry yesterday, as senior members of the Senate denounced the in(...)

US president Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, Monday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/Bloomberg

The US’s acting ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, is scheduled to testify before three House of Representatives committees on Tuesday, as the impeac(...)

 The photograph posted by Donald Trump claiming  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was having a ‘meltdown’. Photograph: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead via AP

It started with a letter; it ended with a picture. This week the world was given an insight into the diplomacy of Donald Trump when a letter he penne(...)

The Trump National Doral Miami, in Florida, which will host the  G7 summit in June next year. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/New York Times

The Trump administration has selected a Trump hotel in Florida as the location for next year’s G7 summit in a move that has sparked widespread concern(...)

Elijah Cummings has died aged 68. The Maryland Democrat, first elected in 1996, served as oversight chairman since January after the Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives in 2018 elections. Photograph: Justin T. Gellerson/The New York Times

US politician Elijah Cummings, one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry against president Donald (...)

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine speaks  with US president Donald Trump  in New York last month.  Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

The top US diplomat in Ukraine raised concerns that Washington was withholding military aid to pressure Kiev into helping Donald Trump investigate Joe(...)

 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev  and US president Ronald Reagan  signing  the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty in the White House on December 8th,  1987. Photograph:  Reuters

The US is poised to increase its stock of intermediate missiles as the country formally pulled out of a long-standing nuclear treaty on Friday. The m(...)

Democrat Ibraheem Samirah interrupts President Donald Trump as he speaks at an event in Jamestown, Virginia to mark  the 400th anniversary of the founding of the colony by British settlers in 1619. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A speech by the US president to mark the 400th anniversary of America’s first legislative assembly was boycotted by several black lawmakers on Tuesday(...)

Rev Al Sharpton: Donald Trump’s attacks on the black-majority city Baltimore are “bigoted and racist”. Photograph: Stephanie Keith

US president Donald Trump stood by his criticisms of the city of Baltimore and its political representatives on Monday, amid widespread criticism that(...)

House of Representatives oversight and reform committee chairman Elijah Cummings. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has attacked a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess(...)

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