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 Venezuela’s defence minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez at a news conference in Caracas on Tuesday. Photograph:   Manaure Quintero/Reuters

Venezuelan troops will remain stationed along the country’s borders to prevent territorial violations, the defence minister said on Tuesday, ahead of(...)

Republican US Senate candidate Rick Scott  with his daughter Alison at his midterm election night party in Naples, Florida, on November 6th. Mr Scott took 50.05 per cent of the recounted vote. Photograph: Joe Skipper/Reuters

Republicans look set to widen their majority in the US Senate after two Florida recounts – one by machine, one manual – confirmed that the state’s out(...)

Palm Beach County election officials prepare to recount ballots in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph:  Michele Eve Sandberg / AFP

Florida election officials on Thursday were racing toward a deadline to finish a recount of ballots in close races for the US Senate and governor’s se(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

Donald Trump has claimed without evidence that people wear disguises to vote illegally in Florida as the state hurtles towards a Thursday deadline for(...)

Protesters  before a ballot recount in Lauderhill, Florida, US. Photograph: Reuters/Carlo Allegri

US president Donald Trump has called for the election recount in Florida to be abandoned and for Republican election candidates to be appointed, as he(...)

US president Donald Trump had a lengthy media exchange before leaving Washington  for   Paris. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has renewed his attack on the media, describing CNN reporter Jim Acosta as an “unprofessional guy” with a “loud voice” and a(...)

Supporters of congressional candidate Harley Rouda watch Nancy Pelosi speak on a big screen in Newport Beach, California. Photograph: New York Times

Tuesday’s US congressional elections ended with what might be called a split decision. Democrats gained more than enough seats to take control of the (...)

Florida Democratic governor candidate Andrew Gillum: running  close against Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty

Here in the shadows of Tallahassee’s state capitol, one of the most closely watched elections in the country will play out this week. Tallahassee, th(...)

Mayor Andrew Gillum of Tallahassee speaks during a teachers’ rally in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Josh Ritchie/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump hailed the result of several primaries on Tuesday night, claiming that the outcomes showed that the Republican Party will “m(...)

House majority whip Steve Scalise: Fox News reported that he was in stable condition after being shot  at a baseball practice involving US politicians. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Washington was left reeling on Wednesday after a lone gunman attacked a group of congressmen practising baseball in a park just outside DC, injuring f(...)

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