White House chief of staff John Kelly said an investigation was under way into the circumstances surrounding the ambush that killed four US troops in Niger earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

White House chief of staff John Kelly defended US president Donald Trump’s handling of a phone call with the widow of a fallen US soldier as the four-(...)

US president Donald Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly. Mr Kelly’s son, like the retired general a US marine, died in Afghanistan in 2010. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/EPA

The mother of a US soldier killed in an ambush in Niger said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump disrespected her family during a call with the m(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday she had referred Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover some €13 billion in illegal state aid from Apple. Photograph: EPA

So, Apple’s Irish tax affairs are in the news again. How long has this been going on for? More than four years. The Irish tax affairs of Apple, which(...)

A US Coast Guard vessel moves past a cargo ship near the Isla Grande Port in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday as Trump ordered the Jones Act to be waived. Photograph: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg

The Trump administration has lifted a restriction on foreign vessels transporting cargo to Puerto Rico, amid accusations that the federal government h(...)

Puerto Rico has been devastated by climate change, yet Republicans continue to deny its existence.

On Saturday last pretty much the entire medical sector – groups representing doctors, hospitals, and insurers – released an extraordinary open letter (...)

Republican senate majority leader  Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate floor in the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US senator Mitch McConnell on Tuesday officially pulled the plug on the latest plan to repeal the healthcare law, telling senators they will not vote (...)

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(...)

Marine One: A Secret Service agent stands guard as President Trump leaves the White House. Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

As members of the US Congress enjoyed another week off before returning to DC next week, the swirling of helicopters over central Washington signalled(...)

Donald Trump is joined onstage by former Maricopa county sheriff Joe Arpaio (Left) at a campaign rally in Marshalltown, Iowa in 2016, after Arpaio endorsed  Mr Trump’s candidacy.

As sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, Joe Arpaio engaged in blatant racial discrimination. His officers systematically targeted Latinos, often arre(...)

Samantha Power said that she was  confident for the future as the election of Donald Trump had resulted in a lot more young people becoming active in politics. Photograph: Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images

Irish-born former American ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power said she would consider running for public office in the United States or (...)