Back for more: German chancellor Angela Merkel attends her first weekly cabinet meeting since coming out of quarantine. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AFP

Image of the week: Angela Merkel The more you see Angela Merkel, the more you wish certain other leaders of major economies could be even 10 per cent(...)

A file image of US president Donald Trump at a signing ceremony for the $2.3 trillion coronavirus aid package bill in the  the White House last month. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump has threatened to withhold money pledged to the World Health Organisation over its handling of coronavirus, as he accused th(...)

Voters wait in line in the Wisconsin presidential primary election. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said the US economy “will go like a rocketship” once it reopens, as he met with company chief executives at the White Ho(...)

Lieut Col Alexander Vindman: The decorated veteran who testified at  the impeachment inquiry  was escorted from the White House. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

As senators weighed whether to convict US president Donald Trump during his impeachment trial earlier this month, one recurring question presented its(...)

US attorney general William Barr said Mr Trump’s criticism of those involved in the case of Roger Stone ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty

US attorney general William Barr said on Thursday that president Donald Trump’s attacks on prosecutors, the judge and jurors in the trial of a longtim(...)

US president Donald Trump returns to the White House following a day trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday. Photograph: The New York Times

US president Donald Trump has ousted two government officials, Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland, who testified against him during his impeachment(...)

Fox News presenter Sean Hannity with his big fan US president Donald Trump: Links between Fox and the White House are clear  as the  impeachment trial gets under way. Photograph:  Ethan Miller/Getty

As the United States prepares for a presidential election, the role of the media will be a crucial element of the campaign. A new survey from the Pew(...)

 An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency  allegedly shows rockets launched from the Islamic republic against a US military base in Iraq on Tuesday night. Photograph: Iran Press /AFP via Getty Images)

US president Donald Trump will address the nation on Wednesday after Iran targeted two Iraqi military bases housing US forces overnight following the (...)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and others:  a pre-Christmas impeachment vote is almost certain. Photograph: Shawn Thew

US president Donald Trump is poised to become the third president in US history to be impeached, as Democrats filed two articles of impeachment agains(...)

US  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing that articles of impeachment are to be drawn up against US president Donald Trump. Photograph:  Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump faces an impeachment vote as early as this month after the top Democrat in Congress ordered that charges against him should(...)

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