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 William Barr testifies before the Senate judiciary committee during the first day of his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US president Donald Trump’s pick to become the next attorney general gave a robust defence of his eligibility for the role on Tuesday as he testified (...)

US speaker of the House Democrat Nancy Pelosi has her work cut out to discipline the world’s brattiest 72-year-old . Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Two men, sons of immigrants, rising to be the head of their own empires, powerful forces in their ethnic communities. Both dapper and mustachioed with(...)

US president Donald Trump presents a “typical standard wall design” as he participates in a discussion on border security and safe communities. Photograph:  Shawn Hew/EPA

US president Donald Trump continued to hold Democrats responsible for the government shutdown as it passed its 23rd day, despite a poll showing that m(...)

Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska is considered close to Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has said he will force a vote this week on the treasury’s decision to lift sanctions on Russian giant Rusal, the (...)

US president Donald Trump ‘Elections have consequences’. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP

US president Donald Trump has said he has “no idea” whether he can get a deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for his border wall as the partial US go(...)

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The US treasury’s decision to lift sanctions on Aughinish Alumina-owner Rusal could be delayed, treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin has indicated. Mr Mn(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to reporters as he visits the banks of the Rio Grande River during the president’s visit to the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Leah Millis/AP

Thousands of government employees across the United States will not receive their pay cheques on Friday, as the ongoing government shutdown approaches(...)

US president Donald Trump: Much of the content of his speech contained false or at least misleading claims. Photograph: Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump delivered his first prime-time address to the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday night. But anyone hoping for a breakthr(...)

US president Donald Trump says he may announce a national emergency to build the Mexican wall if Congress does not grant money for project. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Donald Trump said a steel barrier would satisfy his demand for a wall along the US-Mexico border on Sunday, as the partial shutdown of the government (...)

Republican Nancy Pelosi. The spectacle at the Capitol on Thursday, as she reclaimed the gavel, was redolent of that iconic “Breakfast Club” scene, with all its rebellious energy and zeal to fight The Man. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Lucky there’s no Saturday detention at the Capitol. Republicans – and some Democrats – would certainly make like Mr Vernon, the Breakfast Club discipl(...)

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