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US president Donald Trump: faces difficulty in securing a suitable candidate to work with him as chief of staff. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

US president Donald Trump has said he is in the process of interviewing “some really great people” to become the next White House chief of staff, afte(...)

 Henry Kissinger  poses with Fürth president Helmut Hack (left) and businessman  Peter M Endres before  the Bundesliga match between SpVgg Greuther Fürth and  Schalke 04 in September 2012. Photograph:  Getty Images

The scene was Zavidovo, the Politburo’s favourite retreat, on a May morning in 1973. A few weeks before Leonid Brezhnev was due to visit Washington, H(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panana. The firm has branches in Hong Kong, Miami, Zurich and more than 35 other places around the globe . The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets.

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vlad(...)

By any standards the late Fr Theodore (Ted) Hesburgh, who has died aged 97, was an extraordinary Irish American. With a score of 150, he held the Guin(...)

Senator Ted Cruz,  one of Joe Trippi’s  “nutcases”, is the son of a Cuban immigrant who fought for Castro.  Photograph: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

Rick Perlstein’s The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan was among the most gripping books published last year. Anybody old eno(...)

American aid worker Alan Gross, a former Cuban prisoner released on humanitarian grounds, speaks at a news conference with his wife Judy Gross in Washington DC yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

President Barack Obama said the US has chosen to “cut loose the shackles of the past” by normalising relations with Cuba and re-opening economic ties(...)

Bradley Manning: has already served more time than was served by William Calley, who played a leadership role in the killing of 504 civilians during the Vietnam war. Photograph: Reuters

Bradley Manning was scheduled to speak yesterday at the sentencing phase of his trial for having leaked 750,000 pages of classified documents and v(...)