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 US president Donald Trump: he claimed in a late-night tweet on Sunday that he “won the election”. Photograph: EPA/Chris Kleponis

US president Donald Trump has accused Democrats and the media of trying to “steal” the presidential election as he doubled down on false claims that t(...)

US president Donald Trump working in his conference room at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in  Maryland, after testing positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Joyce N Boghosian / The White House / AFP via Getty Images

No discussion has taken place within the Trump administration about transferring power to vice-president Mike Pence, according to US national security(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: ‘We would not have had peace in Ireland if it hadn’t been for the United States in terms of interventions, support, encouragement and ongoing involvement.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Ireland will not become “collateral damage” on Brexit, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned as he kicked-off a series of engagements (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney meets US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney at Dept of Foreign Affairs, Iveagh House

Donald Trump’s envoy for Northern Ireland has downplayed the risk of a UK law threatening the peace agreement saying the bill was “a safety net” in ca(...)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at United Auto Workers union headquarters in Warren, Michigan on Wednesday. The former vice-president denounced Donald Trump over revelations in a new book by Bob Woodward that the president deliberately minimised the danger of Covid-19. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/New York Times

US president Donald Trump flies to the key battleground state of Michigan on Thursday amid outcry over comments he made to veteran journalist Bob Wood(...)

US special adviser Jared Kushner speaks next to US national security adviser Robert O’Brien following the arrival in Abu Dhabi of the first-ever commercial flight from Israel to the UAE. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images

Senior US and Israeli officials landed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday on a historic trip to finalise a pact marking open relations betwee(...)

Alexei Navalny: Fell ill on a flight on Thursday. Photograph:  Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images

Alexei Navalny is set to be airlifted to Germany for specialist medical treatment as Russia’s most prominent critic of the Kremlin remains in a coma a(...)

US national ecurity adviser Robert O’Brien during a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

US national security adviser Robert O’Brien has tested positive for coronavirus, the White House announced on Monday, making him the most senior membe(...)

Speculation about  Kim Jong-un’s health first arose following his absence from the anniversary of the birthday of its founding father and Mr Kim’s grandfather on April 15th. File photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

South Korean and Chinese officials on Tuesday cast doubt on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is ill after media outlets said he had underg(...)

Li Wenliang: reprimanded by police and made to sign a confession and agreement to not commit any more “illegal actions”. He later contracted the virus and died.

China has exonerated a whistleblowing doctor who police reprimanded for warning about the early spread of the coronavirus in Wuhan and later died of t(...)

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