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US ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland prepares to testify to the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo brushed aside explosive testimony by America’s ambassador to the European Union on Wednesday. Mr Pompeo said he ha(...)

Chairman of the House intelligence committee Adam Schiff, centre, announces that the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry will begin next week. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Public hearings in the US impeachment inquiry will begin next week, House Democrats have announced, opening a new phase in the probe into President Do(...)

 Democrat Andy Beshear was on course to win the gubernatorial race in Kentucky against Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. Photograph: Reuters

A series of state level elections across the United States has unnerved Republicans, a year out from the 2020 presidential race. On Tuesday voters in(...)

As Donald Trump’s responses to the substantive issues under scrutiny at the impeachment inquiry have shifted wildly, and as the president himself wallows in self-pity, there have been tentative signs that cannier Republicans are being careful in their positioning. Photograph: Alex Edelman/Bloomberg

Up until Tuesday, it seemed just about conceivable that the impeachment inquiry under way in the US House of Representatives could fail to produce con(...)

US president Donald Trump: “Thank you to House Republicans for being tough, smart and understanding in detail the greatest Witch Hunt in American History.” Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP

Senate Republicans introduced a resolution condemning the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry yesterday, as senior members of the Senate denounced the in(...)

US president Donald Trump: issued an executive order authorising sanctions against current and former officials of the Turkish government. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the Nato ally as the US president scrambled (...)

Fuyao’s glass factory in Moraine, Ohio

For the people of Moraine, Ohio December 2008 was a time no one ever wants to think about or see happen again. Thousands of jobs were lost when Genera(...)

US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi has told Donald Trump he will be held accountable in spite of White House decision not to co-operate with impeachment inquiry into the president. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

House speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned US president Donald Trump that he is “not above the law” after the White House sent a blistering letter to Congr(...)

Fighters and veterans  march in front of the UN headquarters in the northern Kurdish Syrian city of Qamishli during a protest against Turkish threats. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey’s military struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepared to attack(...)

Donald Trump: ‘We’re in a constant state of shock that all of these norms are being broken,’ Maureen Dowd says. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

“My dad emigrated from Ireland and came through the Statue of Liberty, and I just think the Statue of Liberty is weeping,” Maureen Dowd replies when I(...)

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