Former special counsel Robert Mueller  before the House Select Committee    in Washington, July 24th. Photograph:  Jim Watson /AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump panned the appearance of Robert Mueller before Congress on Wednesday, retweeting critics of the special counsel’s testimony (...)

Stephanie Grisham will also take on the role of White House communications director, a strategic and forward-looking role that has been vacant since March. File photograph:  Carlos Barria/Reuters

Melania Trump has announced that her long-time spokeswoman and confidante will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary. Stephanie Grisha(...)

US president Donald Trump signs with vice-president Mike Pence (right) and secretary of treasury Steven Mnuchin at the White House on June 24th, ‘hard-hitting sanctions’ on Iran’s supreme leader. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Tensions between Washington and Tehran have deepened as US president Donald Trump warned that any attack by Iran on the United States could lead in pa(...)

First Lady Melania Trump reviews the Christmas decorations. Photograph: Andrea Hanks/The White House

In a Christmas tradition on its way to becoming as hotly anticipated as the annual release of the John Lewis ad, or a stony-faced five-year-old explai(...)

US first lady Melania Trump arrives to attend a commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Pool Photo via AP

She bad-mouthed the US defence secretary. She was the hatchet woman for John Bolton, the famously combative national security adviser, and drove out s(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has strongly criticised the Trump administration’s treatment of child immigrants on the Mexico border. File photograph:  Katia Christodoulou/EPA

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has criticised the separation of children from their parents on the US-Mexico border as “indefensible, immo(...)

Michael Cohen’s lawyer  has demanded that Stormy Daniels “immediately retract and apologize to Mr Cohen through the national media” after her 60 Minutes TV interview.

The White House has attacked the credibility of Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who spoke out on US TV on Sunday night about her alleged affair wi(...)

A plane carrying Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence   skidded off the runway as it was landing at  LaGuardia Airport on Thursday. There were no reports of injuries. Photograph Michael Reynolds/EPA

Mike Pence, the Republican vice-presidential nominee for the US election, has emerged unscathed after his plane skidded off the runway while landing (...)