US trade representative Robert Lighthizer: hopes to complete negotiations by the end of 2017. Photograph: Reuters

The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking towards a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement wit(...)

There is a bitter fight in the  White House between a hardline group including senior adviser Steve Bannon and Donald Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro against a faction led by Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive who leads Mr Trump’s National Economic Council. Photograph: Getty

A civil war has broken out within the White House over trade, leading to what one official called “a fiery meeting” in the Oval Office pitting economi(...)

US education secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. Photograph:Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US education secretary Betsy DeVos has defended her decision to rescind transgender protection measures introduced by Barack Obama, claiming that it i(...)

US-Mexico: About that wall . . .

‘I want to say clearly and most emphatically that the Mexican government and the Mexican people have no reason to accept unilateral decisions imposed (...)

People gather outside of the White House in Washington during a protest against president Donald Trump’s plan to rescind anti-discrimination protections for transgender students. Photograph: New York Times

The Trump administration has rowed back on transgender protection measures introduced by his predecessor Barack Obama in a move that has outraged LGBT(...)

Protesters in El Zocalo, the main square in the Mexico City, on Sunday demand the resignation of President Enrique  Peña Nieto. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Amid nationwide marches, highway blockades and looting stemming from widespread outrage over an increase in petrol prices, President Enrique Peña Niet(...)

President Enrique Peña Nieto and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speak during a joint conference in Mexico City: Mr Peña Nieto has faced a fierce backlash at home over what many saw as his red carpet treatment of Mr Trump. Photograph: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg

So you want to play hardball, Mr Trump? Mexico is to consider revoking a series of treaties – including the 1848 agreement that transferred half its (...)