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Gen Mark Milley, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, during a senate armed services committee hearing in Washington DC on Tuesday. Photograph:  Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times/Bloomberg
Top US general defends calls with China
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  • September 28, 2021, 19:50

Gen Mark Milley, the top US military officer, on Tuesday defended calls with China that have raised Republican demands for his resignation, saying he (...)

A woman is innoculated with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Citizens are being urged to ‘get vaccinated’. Photograph: Getty

The Delta variant now represents more than 80 per cent of all coronavirus cases in the United States, said health officials on Tuesday as they reitera(...)

 Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson had vetoed a Bill that would have prevented transgender minors from receiving gender-affirming medication or surgery. Last week Republicans voted to override the veto. Photograph: Jacob Slaton/New York Times

Straight people have often asked me what I, a gay man, have in common with someone who is trans. Gay people have often put that question to themselves(...)

US president Joe Biden during his virtual bilateral meeting with the Taoiseach on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Erin Scott/ EPA

The US is finalising plans to send millions of coronavirus vaccines to Canada and Mexico, dashing European hopes that the bloc could receive some of A(...)

In response to QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene posting an anti-trans sign outside her office in Capitol Hill, Democratic Congresswoman Marie Newman, whose daughter is transgender, hung a transgender pride flag outside her door. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/New York Times

As Republicans face four years in the political wilderness following Donald Trump’s defeat in November’s election, last weekend’s CPAC conference gave(...)

David Schoen, defence attorney for Donald Trump, departing the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

House of Representatives impeachment managers wrapped up their case against former US president Donald Trump on Thursday, warning senators that if the(...)

Donald Trump: “If provoking an insurrectionary riot against a joint session of Congress after losing an election is not an impeachable offence,” the House of Representatives Democrats   wrote, “it is hard to imagine what would be.” Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Former US president Donald Trump is “singularly responsible” for the violence that unfolded in the US Capitol last month, Democrats in the House of R(...)

 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(...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo, delivers his daily briefing on coronavirus, in Albany. ‘It has to stop and it has to stop now ... You would not know that anything was going on. This is not a joke.’ Photograph: Cindy Schultz/The New York Times

The scale of the coronavirus crisis facing the US was laid bare on Sunday when confirmed cases across the country surged to almost 30,000 and New York(...)

A protester stands outside during the impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US Senate Democrats mounted a last-ditch effort to persuade moderate Republican senators to back calling new witnesses, including John Bolton, in Dona(...)

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