US president Donald Trump  and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint press conference after their summit in Helsinki on Monday. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

US presidents are often deep into a second term before thoughts turn to legacy. Such is Donald Trump’s elongation of time – a decade’s drama in 18 mon(...)

The US president Donal Trump kicked off the process of imposing tariffs on a further $200 billion of imports from China, in a significant escalation of the trade war between the two powers.

China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in its trade dispute, threat(...)

US president Donald Trump said the move was in retaliation for China’s decision to raise tariffs on $50bn in US goods. Photograph: AP

US president Donald Trump has threatened to impose a 10 per cent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting a swift warning from Beijing of re(...)

The Airbus A380.

The US has won the right to impose billions in punitive tariffs on EU imports after the World Trade Organisation handed Washington a victory in the fi(...)

Donald Trump’s reprieve for telecoms group ZTE has paved the way for a Chinese delegation’s arrival in Washington for at least three days of talks aimed at averting a trade war. Photograph: EPA

US president Donald Trump’s surprise reprieve for telecoms group ZTE has paved the way for a Chinese delegation’s arrival in Washington for at least t(...)

US president Trump withdrew from the trans pacific partnership last year. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said the United States would only join the Trans Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade pact his administration walked a(...)

 Containers  at the Yangshan Deep Water Port, part of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, in Shanghai, China.

China responded swiftly to the latest round of tariffs on Chinese products from Washington by placing a 25 per cent trade tariffs on a list of 106 US (...)

US president Donald Trump arrives for the Easter service at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida:  tweeted Mexico was doing “very little, if not NOTHING” to stop people crossing the southern border. Photograph: Yuri Gripas

US president Donald Trump said on Sunday that there would be no deal on legalising the status on young adult immigrants known as Dreamers, declaring o(...)

Steel wars: president Trump is displaying his  appetite for battle Photograph: Bloomberg

Viewed from the standpoint of big business and classical economics, Donald Trump’s increasingly protectionist trade policy has looked like a collectio(...)

US president Donald Trump embraces Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the White House during their St Patrick’s week meeting. File photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s US administration has exempted the European Union from controversial import tariffs, averting a possible transatlantic trade war but al(...)

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