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“The trade war is cutting the legs out from under farmers, and the White House’s ‘plan’ is to spend $12bn   on gold crutches.” Photograph: Getty Images

All eyes were on Jean-Claude Juncker’s meeting with Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday. But the tensions between the European Union and the Unite(...)

Ronny Jackson: hearing on his nomination  was delayed after allegations emerged that he resided over a hostile work environment. Photograph:    EPA/ Michael Reynolds

White House doctor Ronny Jackson’s appointment as secretary of veteran affairs appears to be in jeopardy after the US senate delayed a key vote on his(...)

CIA director Mike Pompeo testifying before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on April 12th. The   committee  on Monday approved the confirmation of Mr Pompeo to be the next secretary of state. Photograph: Lawrence Jackson/The New York Times

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly endorsed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state after Republican Rand Paul withdrew his opposition on Monda(...)

A view of the Capitol through a Senate office building. The federal government on Friday shut down for the second time so far this year. Photograph: The New York Times

The US government is set to reopen after the House of Representatives passed a spending Bill in an early morning vote, bringing to an end the second U(...)

Minister of State for finance Michael D’Arcy has said: ‘The 12.5% tax rate is, and will remain, a core part of our offering.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

US president Donald Trump has renewed his pledge to clamp down on countries that are unfairly competing with America on tax, a day after he claimed th(...)

Republican senate majority leader  Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate floor in the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US senator Mitch McConnell on Tuesday officially pulled the plug on the latest plan to repeal the healthcare law, telling senators they will not vote (...)

President Barack Obama, who wants congress to pass the USA Freedom Act on Sunday.

President Barack Obama has made a plea to Congress to pass a bill that limits some NSA surveillance powers, saying it would be “irresponsible” and “re(...)

Hillary Clinton announced her campaign for the US presidency in a video posted to hillaryclinton.com.   Photograph: Hillary For America via AP

Hillary Rodham Clinton has officially launched her second attempt to become the first female US president, firing the starting gun on the 2016 pres(...)

Hillary Clinton: I’m getting ready to do something too . . . I’m running for president. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday officially launched another attempt to become the first female president, ending years of speculation and firing the (...)

Former first lady Hillary Clinton is viewed as the Democrats’ best bet of retaining the White House. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Hillary Clinton will end months of speculation on Sunday when she announces she is running to become the first female president of the United States,(...)