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US attorney general William Barr departs after speaking at a news conference on Thursday about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

For all his bluster about being a master builder, Donald Trump really made his millions through branding. From chewy steaks to failing casinos, Trump (...)

Fr George Rutler said the state of the Catholic Church in Ireland was “a warning to Catholics in the United States, because such is what happens when religion is only a political and ethnic sentiment”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was “elected while publicly living in perverse contempt of the sacrament of Holy Matrimony”, and “Druids returned and defiantly(...)

US Border Patrol members watch as barbed-wire barriers are  installed ahead of the possible massive arrival of migrants, at the Zaragoza International Bridge on the US-Mexico border.  Photograph: Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

You have to admire the avoidance strategy. In recent years, Americans have fallen out over everything near, around and abutting legal immigration, wit(...)

US president Donald Trump says he is doing ‘very well’ with China. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks be(...)

Former US president Barack Obama and Thailand’s prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in 2012. Photograph: Jason Reed

Looking back, “pivot” was always a silly word for the transfer of American attention to Asia. Minted by Barack Obama’s administration almost a decade (...)

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(...)

Taking a security bet on Huawei in 5G networks when its main competitors, Ericsson and Nokia, are European no longer feels sensible. Photograph: Getty Images

During the Maoist cultural revolution in China, a young soldier called Ren Zhengfei was sent to the northeastern city of Liaoyang to help build a clot(...)

US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping: the bilateral relationship of old, with its polite hypocrisies and blind-eye turning, is not coming back. Photograph: Damir Sagolj

How much does Donald Trump weigh? On the scales of history, that is. A US president must mount them for a provisional judgment at the two-year mark. I(...)

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 (...)

US president Donald Trump and defence secretary James Mattis at a cabinet meeting at the White House on June 21st, 2018.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

And then there were none. It is only a slight exaggeration to say that Jim Mattis, the outgoing US secretary for defence, was the last grown-up in Don(...)

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