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US president Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. File photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s full-court press on the US media has extended from questioning their integrity (“the dishonest media”) and their credibility (Buzzfeed,(...)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said due to “off the chart” interest in the new administration, press briefings may be moved to a venue with a greater capacity. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

Talk radio hosts and bloggers could be invited to official White House press briefings once the Trump administration takes office, under a highly irre(...)

Donald Trump’s national security adviser Mike Flynn: contacts with Russian ambassador reportedly included several calls on the day Barack Obama announced the expulsion of 35 Russian officials. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s national security adviser has been in regular contact with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, it emerged on Friday, as the cont(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Republican senator Bob Corker on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, said the incoming United States administration of Donald Trump wanted to complete a trade deal “fast” as B(...)

Steve Bannon, of the hateful online outlet Breitbart, will be in the White House. It will be the media’s role to challenge this new era, not treat it with such a light touch. Photograph: Getty Images

By now, you’ve probably seen the storm of negative reaction to The Irish Times publishing an article online under the headline: “The Alt-right movemen(...)

Cambridge Analytica board members include Trump’s right-hand man Steve Bannon. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images

A small amount of media attention has been directed at a political consultancy firm called Cambridge Analytica. Hired by Republican super PACs and can(...)

“As multibillion dollar companies took hold in our world, many people naively assumed – for no real reason – that tech companies would always do with “right” thing.” From left are, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Alphabet chief executive Larry Page, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, US vice president-elect Mike Pence, and president-elect Donald Trump. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

The ongoing farce that is Donald Trump’s series of “transition” meetings at his penthouse palace in Manhattan featured a meeting on Wednesday made up (...)

“Why not just have the government do the spending, the way it did when, for example, we built the interstate highway system?”

Steve Bannon, US president-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist, is a white supremacist and purveyor of fake news. But the other day, in an interview(...)

Nigel Farage, the interim leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). Photograph: Guy Faulconbridge/Reuters

He has had, by any measure, a barnstorming year. And on Wednesday night, guests arriving at a party thrown in Nigel Farage’s honour at the Ritz were g(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump  in the lobby of the New York Times building after a question-and-answer session with journalists. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Old habits die hard and, for Donald Trump, most are suffering a painfully slow death. The Republican has struggled in his transition from presidenti(...)

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