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US president Donald Trump on  the South Lawn of the White House this week. Photiograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Benjamin Disraeli wrote in praise of “Tory men and Whig measures”. Almost a century and a half since he was Britain’s premier, that mix remains the su(...)

People walk along the East River on Monday, US Memorial Day, in New York. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Just over a year ago, before the modern plague descended, Manhattan’s Hudson Yards threw a launch party that was Versailles-like in its overabundance (...)

Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell has warned that a full US economic recovery may take until the end of next year and require the development of a Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell has warned that a full US economic recovery may take until the end of next year and require the development of a C(...)

Judge Justin Walker is sworn in on May 6th. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Pool/ AFP via Getty

As coronavirus kept most Americans confined at home this week, the Senate was back in session at the US Capitol. Dismissing the lockdown, Senate major(...)

Workers at the Amazon delivery hub in Hawthorne, California protest on May 1st against the failure of employers to provide adequate protection against the coronavirus . Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

One apparent silver lining to coronavirus is that it is a “great equaliser”, as New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, put it. Covid-19 can strike Wall S(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence visits a General Motors factory making ventilators in Kokomo, Indiana on Thursday. Photograph: Chris Bergin/Reuters

The devastating impact of coronavirus on the US economy was laid bare by new figures on Thursday which showed that 30 million people have filed for un(...)

Representative James McGovern wears a New England Patriots-themed face mask as he speaks ahead of a vote on a $484 billion coronavirus relief bill on the floor of the US House of Representatives. Photograph: US House TV via Reuters

The US House of Representatives was poised to back a $484 billion (€449 billion) rescue package in a vote on Thursday as the number of Americans who l(...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo said he had had a “very good conversation” with Mr Trump during a visit to the White House. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has suspended green card applications for 60 days, as he revealed details of his plan to halt immigration in response to the(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Getty Images

The US Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved $484 billion (€445 billion) in fresh relief for the US economy and hospitals hammered by the coronavirus(...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell described  stimulus bill as ‘a wartime level of investment into our nation’. Photograph: AP/Andrew Harnik

US president Donald Trump has accused the media of seeking to close the country “for as long as possible” in order to damage his chances in November’s(...)

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