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John Brennan: some of Donald Trump’s behaviour has been treasonous, he says. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

As John Brennan takes his seat on the patio of the historic Willard Hotel, a few blocks from the White House, there is a ripple of recognition among t(...)

US president Donald Trump and wife Melania: “Kim Jong-un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low-IQ individual . . . I think I agree with him on that.” Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

US president Donald Trump arrived back in Washington after a four-day trip to Japan to face a storm of criticism over comments he made about former vi(...)

US president Donald Trump with White House national security adviser John Bolton: Taking on Iran presents a different challenge than Iraq given Tehran’s formidable military capacity. Photograph: Carlos Barria

Is the United States moving closer to war? This week, uncomfortable memories of the run-up to the Iraq conflict were in the air in Washington as (...)

President Donald Trump speaks on immigration in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, on  Thursday. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US President Donald Trump unveiled a new immigration policy aimed at attracting skilled workers to the United States, but there were early signs that (...)

Alyssa Mastromonaco: the former Obama staffer says the Trump White House is uniquely hard to watch

In 2017, Alyssa Mastromonaco published a memoir, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, about her time working in the Obama administration. Between 2009 a(...)

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York: The Green New Deal is a proposal offered by progressive Democrats that would dramatically shift the United States away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy. Photograph: Saul  Loeb/ AFP/Getty Images

Three decades of federal “gridlock” in the US on reducing carbon emissions will cause $1 trillion in damage to the global economy, a report by the Ins(...)

By December, we may be watching Game of Thrones from a cosy post-Brexit bunker

Time to look forward to 2019. In the coming year we will continue to wonder why anybody would want to be host of the Oscars or manage Manchester Unite(...)

Nasa’s InSight lander on the surface of Mars. Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/via Reuters

The latest automated lander to reach the surface of Mars set up camp last week on the surface of Mars and is already at work. InSight has sent back pi(...)

Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

As America voted in one of the most significant midterm elections in decades on Tuesday, The Irish Times asked readers across the US to shar(...)

Experience + Innocence: Bono at U2’s London show on Tuesday. Photograph: Simone Joyner/Getty

By any yardstick a 61-date world tour is going to be gruelling, not least on the back of a 51-show tour only a year earlier. But the home stretch is w(...)

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