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 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(...)

Cindy McCain, wife of late US senator John McCain, leans over his casket as his body lies in state inside the US Capitol rotunda in Washington on Friday. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

John McCain was an emblem of America’s “fighting spirit, noble idealism and solemn patriotism”, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday (...)

Donald Trump leaves after signing the John S McCain National Defence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 at Fort Drum, New York this week. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

A military parade requested by US president Donald Trump that had been planned for November in Washington has been postponed until at least next year,(...)

Yemeni children vent anger against Riyadh and Washington on August 13th during  a mass funeral in the northern Yemeni city of Saada  for children killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition last week. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The boys crammed into the bus, their thin bodies packed three to a seat, with latecomers jammed in the aisle. They fidgeted with excitement about the (...)

Scouts carry the coffin of a boy during funerals  for children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in  Saada, northern Yemen.  Photograph: Naif Rahma/Reuters

Thousands of mourners on Monday buried dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in northern Yemen, one of the deadliest (...)

Protesters call for an end to the separation of immigrant families, outside the White House grounds in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The US military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as president Donald Trump’s efforts (...)

Donald Trump raises his pen after signing a national space policy directive during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington  as Mike Pence looks on. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Donald Trump said on Monday he would direct the Pentagon to create a “space force” as a new branch of the US military to shore up American dominance i(...)

US President Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore in this picture released  by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency. Photograph:  KCNA via Reuters

US President Donald Trump has praised the strongman tactics of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, and dismissed US military exercises with South Korea(...)

US president Donald Trump: After winning by warning voters they were being suckered, he’s made them all suckers. Photograph: Chris Kleponis

Con artists have always been slithering around. Huckleberry Finn tangled with flimflam men on Mississippi riverboats. There was a flirty snake-oil sal(...)

US second fleet: the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman and its strike-group ships in the Atlantic last year. Photograph: Scott Swofford/US Navy/EPA

The United States navy is re-establishing its second fleet, responsible for the northern Atlantic Ocean, and offering to host a new Nato command as th(...)

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