US vice-president Mike Pence swears in attorney general Jeff Sessions while Sessions’s wife, Mary and US president Donald look on in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Newly appointed US attorney general Jeff Sessions has said that the US must bring illegal immigration to an end, as he was sworn in as the nation’s to(...)

Jeff Sessions has become the top law enforcement officer in the US as attorney general. File photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

Alabama senator Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as the new US attorney general, despite fierce Democratic opposition over his record on civil rights (...)

US president Donald Trump: “I don’t ever want to call a court biased, so I won’t call it biased. And we haven’t had a decision yet. But courts seem to be so political.”  Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

US president Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on critics of his immigration policy on Wednesday, describing the ruling by a Seattle court whi(...)

A protestors holds a placard that reads “We will be Watching You, Betsy DeVos” outside US Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Photograph: Mike Nelson/EPA

All week the adverts have been flashing thick and fast across television screens, urging people to lobby their Senate representatives to vote for – or(...)

Embracing change: Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in Loving

Let us first clarify what Loving is not. Following its premiere at Cannes, Jeff Nichols’s singular treatment of the case that helped dismantle the US(...)

Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Friday. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

A bust of Sir Winston Churchill has been returned to the most important room in the world — the White House’s Oval Office. In a nod to the “special r(...)

President-elect of the United States, Donald J Trump, and his wife Melania Trump arrive at Joint Base Andrews the day before his swearing in. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Mr Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Getty Images

Donald J Trump, the New York property mogul and reality television star, will today appear before his biggest audience as he is sworn in as the 45th p(...)

Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures

Space-race drama Hidden Figures – about a group of black female mathematicians who were instrumental in getting the Apollo missions off the ground – (...)

Barack Obama: the role of stories to unify – as opposed to divide, to engage rather than to marginalise – is more important than ever. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, Obama sat down in the Oval Office and talked about the indispensable role that boo(...)

US representative John Lewis: “I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It’s going to be very difficult.” Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

President-elect Donald Trump began a long holiday weekend that honours slain black civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr by attacking another rig(...)

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