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President Joe Biden’s plan to overhaul the international tax system will face a difficult passage through the US congress as Republicans threaten to vote down a prospective deal in a senate where a two-thirds majority is necessary for approval. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

President Joe Biden’s plan to overhaul the international tax system will face a difficult passage through the US congress as Republicans threaten to v(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris: ‘There is no reason why we have assault weapons on the streets of a civil society. They are weapons of war.’ Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration has played down the prospect of changing US gun laws through executive order, reiterating calls for Congress to act, followin(...)

 Richard Burr: “My party’s leadership has chosen loyalty to one man over the core principles of the Republican Party and the founders of our great nation.”  said the Republican senator from North Carolina.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Bloomberg

The fallout from Donald Trump’s acquittal in his second impeachment trial continued on Tuesday as several Republican senators who voted against the f(...)

Former US president Donald Trump has been acquitted in his second impeachment trial in the US Senate. File photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Former US president Donald Trump has been acquitted in his second impeachment trial, as the US Senate failed to garner enough votes to convict him on (...)

 Republican senator from Kentucky Rand Paul argued that holding an impeachment trial after a president is no longer in office is not constitutional.  Photograph: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo

The prospect that Donald Trump will be convicted in his impeachment trial receded on Tuesday after 45 Republicans objected to the constitutionality of(...)

President Joe Biden signs documents  in the President’s Room at the US Capitol after the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photo via AP

As Joe Biden enters the White House as president, a new era has begun in the United States. After four years of turmoil, controversy and national divi(...)

The possibility of delaying a Senate impeachment trial follows behind-the-scenes discussions between House speaker Nancy Pelosi and her party over the weekend. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

House Democrats have initiated impeachment proceedings against US president Donald Trump, formally introducing an article of impeachment to the House (...)

Jacob Anthony Chansley, centre, with other Trump supporters   in the  Capitol  building, in Washington. Photograph: Erin Schaff/ The New York Times

Arrests took place across the United States at the weekend as some of those suspected of being responsible for last week’s riot in the US Capitol were(...)

The US Supreme Court is seen through a damaged entrance of the US Capitol on Thursday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The world may have looked on in disbelief as images of the US Capitol under siege flashed across screens this week. But for anyone observing the last (...)

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi  and Senator Patrick Leahy, right, walk to the House Chamber on Monday. The House was poised to vote  on legislation that combines pandemic relief with a Bill to fund government operations. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/ Bloomberg

The US House of Representatives was set to approve an increase in stimulus payments to a majority of Americans, in a vote to add to the impact of this(...)

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