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US president Donald Trump: Had more than $300 million in outstanding loans from Deutsche Bank by the time he took office, making the German bank the president’s biggest creditor.  Photograph: Olivier Douliery/EPA

US congressional investigators have intensified their pursuit of President Donald Trump’s personal and business financial records by issuing a subpoen(...)

A law enforcement officer checks a van seized during an investigation into a series of parcel bombs, in Plantation, Florida. Image: via Reuters.

US attorney general Jeff Sessions has warned that those responsible for a series of explosive devices sent to senior Democratic figures this week will(...)

US actor Robert De Niro. Photograph: Nina Prommer/EPA

New York police have recovered a suspicious package addressed to actor Robert De Niro which may contain a device similar to others sent to leading Dem(...)

Actor Robert De Niro. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

US federal authorities investigating a spate of pipe bombs sent this week to several prominent critics of President Donald Trump have turned their att(...)

US president Donald Trump chairs a meeting with administration and state officials on prison reform at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey on Thursday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump is a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly, Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House(...)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Bronx’s pride parade on June 17th: unexpected victory suggests a Democratic establishment removed from its grass roots. Photograph: David Delgado/Reuters

It’s been a difficult week for Democrats. The party began the week on the political high ground, as it continued to bask in the fallout from the Repub(...)

Mick Mulvaney was appointed by the White House as acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency he has described as a “sick joke”. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

The White House is preparing for a legal battle for control of the top US consumer finance watchdog, with two rival acting heads expected to appear at(...)

The US department of justice is still investigating whether HSBC helped clients avoid US taxes. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

The US department of justice (DoJ) is considering scrapping a deal that shields HSBC from prosecution for earlier infractions as the agency investi(...)