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Jim Mattis: described by  Donald Trump as ‘sort of a Democrat’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US defence secretary Jim Mattis said president Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his Pentago(...)

 US president Donald Trump  with defence secretary Gen Jim Mattis in 2016. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

US president Donald Trump suspects his defence secretary, Gen Jim Mattis, “could be” heading for the exit. Mr Trump was responding to a specific ques(...)

William Clyde Allen III appears in a booking photo provided by Davis County Sheriff in Utah. Photograph: Reuters

The FBI on Wednesday arrested a Navy veteran suspected of sending two envelopes sent to the Pentagon this week that contained raw materials for the de(...)

The USS Decatur in the South China Sea. The US and China traded angry accusations after the Decatur and a Chinese warship nearly collided on September 30th. File photograph:  Diana Quinlan/US Navy via the New York Times

A Chinese destroyer came within 40m of the bow of a US Navy warship performing manoeuvres in a disputed section of the South China Sea, the latest esc(...)

US secretary of defence James Mattis: “We believe that we do have to have a relationship with China.”  Photograph: Reuters

There are signs that Sino-US tensions are intensifying after Beijing postponed military talks with Washington in protest over the US decision last wee(...)

US defence secretary James Mattis and Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev. Photograph: Tomislav Georgiev/AFP/Getty Images

US defence secretary Jim Mattis has warned that Russia is trying to influence this month’s referendum in Macedonia, when its people will give their op(...)

US vice president Mike Pence said  he is ‘100% confident’ no one on his staff wrote piece. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

US vice president Mike Pence has said he is “100 per cent confident” that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column cr(...)

 US vice-president Mike Pence has denied he is the author of an anonymous ‘New York Times’ piece. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Trump administration officials have scrambled to distance themselves from an anonymous article in the New York Times which claimed that senior White H(...)

Associate Editor of the Washington Post Bob Woodward and Donald Trump. Photograph: Getty.

Long-time Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward’s book on Donald Trump’s first 18 months in office includes some incendiary comments attributed to the(...)

 Pakistani demonstrators take part in a protest against US aid cuts in Lahore in January. File photograph: Arif Ali/Getty Images

The US military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million (€258 million) in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad’s pe(...)

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