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Stephen Bannon on Friday, at the Capitol Hill townhouse where he lives part-time and runs Breitbart News. Photograph: Lexey Swall/The New York Times

He may no longer have a desk in the West Wing, but the influence of Steve Bannon on US politics shows no sign of waning. At Monday’s White House press(...)

South Korea’s Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location in the country. File photograph: South Korea Defense Ministry via AP

In November 1950, when North Korean forces had the US military on the run, President Truman held an infamous press conference during which he threaten(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US president Donald Trump: “The risk that Kim is miscalculating, by potentially provoking an American attack, is raised by the unpredictability of Trump.” Photograph: Saul Loeb, Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The great wars of the 20th century were often preceded by a catastrophic miscalculation. The Germans failed to anticipate that Britain would fight ove(...)

Marine One: A Secret Service agent stands guard as President Trump leaves the White House. Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

As members of the US Congress enjoyed another week off before returning to DC next week, the swirling of helicopters over central Washington signalled(...)

US president Donald Trump rose to power on the votes of those who are at the bottom and see power as the ability to kick others in the face in your own favour. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

When Steve Bannon got his walking papers as head of White House strategy from Donald Trump, it was seen by Washington commentators as a victory for th(...)

US president Donald Trump is flanked by (left to right) senior membes of his administration  Gary Cohn,  Steven Mnuchin,   Elaine Chao and  Mick Mulvaney as he gives an impromptu press conference at Trump Tower on August 15th in the wake  of the clashes in Charlottesville between white supremacists and opponents, in which a young woman was killed.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Gary Cohn, the top White House economic official, said the Trump administration “must do better” in condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists follow(...)

US president Donald Trump has systematically tried to delegitimise the institutions that hold him accountable. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Sigh. If only President Donald Trump denounced neo-Nazis as passionately and sincerely as he castigates journalists. What could be an easier task than(...)

President Donald Trump will betray the US working class, it’s what he does. Photograph: AP

With Steve Bannon out of the White House, it’s clearer than ever that President Donald Trump’s promise to be a populist fighting for ordinary workers (...)

A teleprompter displays US president Donald Trump’s speech as he delivers an address to the nation at Fort Myer in Arlington on Monday on the US’s continuing military involvement in Afghanistan. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times)

US president Donald Trump’s scepticism about the United States’s involvement in Afghanistan was no secret to his staff. But his top national security (...)

‘Donald Trump has followed the roar of the crowd to dark, violent places, becoming ever more crazed and isolated and self-destructive.’ Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

One lazy, sultry afternoon in 1947, two years after the United States helped trounce the Nazis, my father arrived at our family’s modest summer house (...)

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