US Republican senator from Arizona John McCain speaks to reporters. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Senator John McCain has said he will not support a new Republican proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare, potentially scuppering his party’s hope o(...)

Flowerpickers near Holbeach, England. “...as if globalisation, outsourcing and automation would all magically disappear if only there were fewer Romanians picking strawberries in Lincolnshire.” Photograph: Getty Images

Whoever leaked the British government’s blueprint for post-Brexit immigration has done us all a great service. True, we don’t know what motive led the(...)

Demonstrators protest in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme  in Jersey City, New Jersey, on  August 30th. Photograph:  Kirsten Luce/New York Times

US president Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a programme that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the (...)

US President Donald Trump, under heavy political pressure from Democrats and Republicans alike, on Monday condemned white supremacists who rallied in (...)

Heather Heyer (32) regularly drew attention to cases of police malpractice and racism, as well as posting her support for Bernie Sanders in his presidential campaign

US president Donald Trump faced widespread criticism for failing to specifically condemn white supremacists after a far-right rally turned violent in (...)

Torch-bearing white nationalists rally around a statue of Robert E Lee, the Confederate general, near the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

Eight years ago, as the nation’s first black president took office, pundits debated whether Barack Obama’s election marked the rise of a “post-racial (...)

Trump supporters and Birmingham residents Kathy Courtland and Susan Stofel are united in their dislike of Hillary Clinton.

In the fourth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Birmingham. Located (...)

Chicago’s Democrat mayor, Rahm Emanuel: “We are bringing this legal challenge because the rhetoric, the threats from this administration embodied in these new conditions imposed on unrelated public safety grants funds are breeding a culture and climate of fear.” Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Chicago on Monday sued to prevent the Trump administration from enforcing new policies that would withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that (...)

Jeff Sessions: his announcement comes 10 days after President Trump tweeted that he was very weak on leak investigations. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, announced on Friday that the American justice department was now pursuing three times as many leak investigati(...)

Donald Trump: the US president told a rally in Ohio that the federal government was “liberating” American cities from immigrant crime gangs. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A rough inventory of July’s contribution to the global collapse of democracy would include Turkey’s show trial of leading journalists from Cumhuriyet (...)