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Congressional Democrats had scheduled former White House lawyer Don McGahn to testify about events described in the Mueller report but US president Donald Trump has blocked this. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

The Trump administration has blocked former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, dismissing(...)

President Donald Trump addresses troops during a surprise visit to  Al Asad Air Base in Iraq in December. Photograph: Al Drago/ The New York Times

The United States ordered staff to vacate US embassies and consulates in Iraq on Wednesday amid signs of mounting tensions between the United States a(...)

Pro-choice activists hold signs alongside anti-abortion activists mark the anniversary of the 1973 supreme court case Roe v Wade outside the US supreme court in Washington, DC. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Alabama has become the latest US state to limit abortion access, voting to outlaw abortion in almost all cases. The legislation, which was backed by (...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo during a meeting in Sochi. Photograph:  Pavel Golovkin/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo called for Moscow and Washington to put aside mistrust and build a more (...)

 Chinese vice premier Liu He, second left,  says goodbye to US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, centre,   and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer as they break from meetings  in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images

China vowed to take retaliatory action after the United States slapped tariffs on Chinese exports on Friday, escalating the growing trade war between (...)

US attorney general William Barr: a strong advocate for the concept of presidential power, he has resisted calls to provide extra documentation to Congress. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm

House Democrats have commenced contempt proceedings against attorney general William Barr after he missed a deadline to furnish a congressional commit(...)

A photograph released by North Korea on Sunday shows rocket launchers firing during a test of weapons in an undisclosed location in North Korea on Saturday. Photograph: KCNA/KNS/AFP/Getty Images

The Trump administration played down concerns about North Korea’s weekend missile test which has raised questions about Pyongyang’s commitment to denu(...)

Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee had fun with the spectacle, placing a prop chicken by attorney general William Barr’s microphone. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/Bloomberg

Tensions between Democrats and the Department of Justice intensified on Thursday as a key committee threatened to hold attorney general William Barr i(...)

US congressman Richard Neal said the UK and EU must preserve the sanctity of the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The chances of the European Union striking a trade deal with the United States would be endangered if it jeopardised the Belfast Agreement after Brexi(...)

European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom gives a press conference on EU-US Trade Talks in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The EU’s top trade official said on Monday she would seek a rapid tariff-reduction deal with the US, after European governments backed negotiations ai(...)

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