Democrats are eager to block   Donald Trump’s plans to appoint judge  Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court. Photograph:  Stephen Crowley/New York Times

Donald Trump is threatening the biggest showdown of his nascent presidency after he urged the Senate’s Republican leader to “go nuclear” if Democrats (...)

US president Donald Trump (right) shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch after announcing the federal judge  as his nominee for the Supreme Court. Photograph: EPA

US president Donald Trump fulfilled another of his signature election promises by nominating judge Neil Gorsuch, a reliable conservative on a federal(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD with US National Security Advisor, Gen Michael Flynn Photograph: Marty Katz

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan conveyed the concern of the Irish people at Donald Trump’s immigration orders during his meeting with th(...)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer: “For the attorney general to turn around and say I am not going to uphold this lawful executive order is clearly a dereliction of duty and she should have been removed and she was,” he said on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The acting US attorney general sacked by President Donald Trump was responsible for what was “clearly a dereliction of duty” by defying him on his co(...)

Acting attorney general Sally Yates has been fired by US President Donald Trump after she ordered Justice Department attorneys not to defend his controversial immigration orders. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump fired the country’s top legal adviser accusing her of betrayal for refusing to enforce his order banning nationals from seve(...)

Demonstrators remain outside the US supreme court over president Donald Trump’s  anti-immigration executive orders in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

The Government is to undertake a “complete review” of US immigration facilities at Dublin and Shannon airports in the wake of US president Donald Trum(...)

British  prime minister Theresa May speaks at a Republican retreat  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: she urged  Donald Trump to “engage but beware” of Russian president Vladimir Putin.  Photograph: Mark Makela/Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May told a Republican retreat in Philadelphia that the US and the UK could not return to “the failed policies of the pa(...)

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has said ‘Mexico does not believe in walls’. Photograph: Mario Guzmán/EPA

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Thursday he had scrapped plans to meet Donald Trump next week after the US president tweeted Mexico shoul(...)

View of the border line between Mexico and the US in Tijuana, northwestern Mexico. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty

The famous maxim uttered by former US attorney general John Mitchell at the start of Richard Nixon’s presidency, “Watch what we do and not what we say(...)

At a White House meeting with business leaders, President Donald Trump renewed his threat to take retaliatory action against American businesses that close US factories in favour of foreign plants.

President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from a trans-Pacific trade agreement and threatened a “very major border tax” on products sold(...)