Democrat Christine Hallquist, the first transgender woman to be selected to run for governor of a US state, at her primary election night party in Burlington, Vermont. Photograph: Caleb Kenna/Reuters

Democrats in Vermont have chosen the first transgender nominee for governor for a major US party, in primaries that also saw Minnesota Republicans rej(...)

Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to US president Donald Trump. “Whether my contribution ultimately lives up to the expectations of some of the harshest critics? Only time will tell.” Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

At sundown on August 12th, about 24 hours after neo-Nazis marched in the streets of Charlottesville, wielding torches and chanting “Jews will not repl(...)

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner with his wife Ivanka Trumpwatch as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US president Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in Washington. Photograph: Reuters

Donald Trump’s administration is facing new questions about conflicts of interest after Jared Kushner’s family staged events events in China to woo we(...)

Former president  Bill Clinton greets people following his speech at the closing session  of  the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Photograph:  AFP Photo/Bryan R. Smith

What Donald Trump calls “the most corrupt enterprise in political history” drew prime ministers, Hollywood stars, corporate chiefs and non-profit act(...)

Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan:  an investigation into the property holdings of Donald Trump found complex partnerships and debts of at least $650 million – double the amount to be gleaned from public campaign filings he has made. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has sold himself as a businessman who has made billions of dollars and is be(...)