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 (...)

Student leaders Nathan Law and Joshua Wong arriving at the high court in Hong Kong on Thursday. They were sentenced to between six and eight months imprisonment each for their roles in the 2014 pro-democracy “umbrella movement”. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Hong Kong’s democracy movement has suffered the latest setback in what has been a punishing year after three of its most influential young leaders wer(...)

Jason Charter, of Washington stands at the site where Heather Heyer was killed during a white nationalist rally, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. Charter was at the scene when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting the rally. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump the neo-Nazi sympathizer has achieved what Donald Trump the president has singularly failed to do: unite the nation. An immensely fractu(...)

 Virginia State Police inspect the site where a vehicle hit protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis /EPA

US authorities are investigating the outbreak of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, following clashes at a white nationalist rally in(...)

G20 summit: President Trump arrives back at the White House on Saturday. Photograph:  Al Drago/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has rowed back from a proposal to co-operate with Russia on cybersecurity after several Republicans publicly lambasted the s(...)

 Donald Trump jnr:  It is unclear whether the Russian lawyer he met in June 2016, Natalia Veselnitskaya, produced any  compromising information about Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump jnr, was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet a Kremlin-co(...)

Ana Lacayo and Barbara Jimino, both of Miami, show their support for US president Donald Trump near the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida. Photograph: Bernie Woodall/Reuters

US president Donald Trump announced measures intended to row back from the landmark US-Cuba deal struck by his predecessor Barack Obama, including ti(...)

Donald Trump: the US president met with Florida senator Marco Rubio, his former rival as Republican nominee for president, for dinner at the White House last week. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/EPA

Cuba is bracing itself for a potential shift in US policy, amid expectations that US president Donald Trump could unveil a new policy towards the isl(...)

Police secure the street outside the Turkish embassy during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 16th 2017 in Washington, DC.  Earlier, after Erdogan had met US President Donald Trump at the White House, the Turkish leader’s security detail had clashed with pro-Kurdish protesters, leaving at least eight people wounded. Photograph: Dave Clark/AFP/Getty Images

The United States has said it was voicing its “strongest possible” concern to Turkey over a street brawl that erupted between protesters and Turkish (...)

US ambassador to the UN and UN Security Council president Nikki Haley at a United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria in New York last week. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

When US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley took to the floor at an emergency session of the United Nations last Wednesday holding photograph(...)