Every year it’s the same. June 6th recalls that brilliant blast of sunshine through the big window in our kitchen at home. My father polishing his sho(...)

Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, New York, demonstration over the death of George Floyd: “We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership,” says Gen James Mattis. Photograph: Timothy A Clary

President Donald Trump’s threat to deploy the US military to quell protests across America has been strongly criticised by leading military figures as(...)

 Protesters kneel to demonstrate against the death of George Floyd  in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/Getty   Images

As the United States continues to be gripped by some of the largest mass protests in recent memory, focus has turned to the identity of those behind t(...)

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(...)

US president Donald Trump makes a statement to the press in the Rose Garden about restoring “law and order” in the wake of protests at the White House. Photograph:  Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US president Donald Trump on Monday vowed to end violent protests in major cities across the nation “now,” saying that he would deploy the military if(...)

Police detain a protester in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night. Photograph:   Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

As the sun rose on the city of Atlanta, the empty streets contained hints of the devastation that unfolded the night before.  Burned-out trash c(...)

Even as the US was setting aside $50 billion to bail out airlines, the conservative government in Australia allowed Virgin Australia to go into administration. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images

You, me and Mrs Murphy down the road are currently subsidising Donald Trump. The staff at his Doonbeg golf resort in Co Clare are having 70 per cent o(...)

Washington DC has long exemplified the racial divisions of American society. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

As normal life and politics continued to hover in a strange, suspended state this week in Washington, for some residents life was more challenging tha(...)

Gentlemen about town: Steerforth (Aneurin Barnard) and David Copperfield (Dev Patel) in The Personal History of David Copperfield.

A conversation that began in the theatre decades ago is finally registering on the screen. There was little clutching of pearls when Ruth Negga played(...)

US president Donald Trump’s legal team argues that the articles of impeachment “do not remotely approach the constitutional threshold for removing a president from office”. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

The impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump begins on Tuesday in Washington, amid a renewed push from the Republican-controlled Senate for the (...)

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