US president Donald Trump speaks to the press in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

2017 January 20th Trump inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. His presidential rival Hillary Clinton is among those in attendance,(...)

Voters gather  during midnight voting as part of the first ballots cast in the US election in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire,  a village of 12 residents. Photograph: JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images

The mood is one of anxious trepidation in Washington DC as Americans go to the polls today in what is effectively a referendum on Donald Trump. On th(...)

Rev Al Sharpton, centre, founder and president of National Action Network, and Martin Luther King III, third from right, march with others during the  protest against racism and police brutality in Washington, DC. Photograph: Olivier Douliery / AFP via Getty

Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington on Friday to call for racial justice, as they marked the 57th anniversary of M(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump will accept the Republican Party’s presidential nomination at the White House or at Gettysburg, the civil war site where Abr(...)

The casket carrying the remains of George Floyd arrives by horse-drawn carriage at Houston Memorial Gardens for his funeral in Pearland, Texas. Photograph: Aaron M Sprecher/EPA

George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide protests against racial injustice, was memorialised at(...)

Demonstrator kneel during a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, on Tuesday  in Washington, DC. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

All day they came, drawn to downtown Washington DC with its iconic monuments and grand symbols of American power. From the White House to the Lincoln(...)

President Donald Trump speaking during the  Fox News virtual “town hall”  in Washington. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

US president Donald Trump has singled out Ireland as he vowed to bring global pharmaceutical production back to the US. Speaking at a Fox News “town(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks during a Fox News town hall at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, US, on Sunday. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has again singled out Ireland, as he vowed to bring global pharmaceutical production back to the United States. Speaking at(...)

Trump announced plans for a major firework display at the Lincoln Memorial. ‘Like no one had ever thought of fireworks on the Mall before’- this photo from 2000. Photograph:  William Philpott Reuters

Halloween is sugary. Thanksgiving is fattening and fraught. Christmas is expensive. New Year’s Eve is annoying. Memorial Day is laced with melancholy.(...)

People hold protest signs while participating in the Power to the Polls rally in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

A year after millions of women and men demonstrated in cities around the globe in an extraordinary rebuke of Donald Trump, crowds returned to the stre(...)

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