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  Republican Senate majority leader   Mitch McConnell  refused to label President Trump’s comments as racist. Photograph:  Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The controversy over Donald Trump’s criticism of four non-white members of Congress continued on Tuesday as the US president defended his racially-cha(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi, above, told her party members to refrain from targeting each other on Twitter, and criticised any attacks on moderate Democrats, many of whom are facing re-election battles. Photograph: Erik S Lesser

Nancy Pelosi received praise from unexpected quarters on Friday. Speaking to journalists as he left for Wisconsin, Donald Trump said he felt Alexandr(...)

US president Donald Trump  at a White House event this week. His scattergun approach to virtually all policies has left the US’s traditional allies and his own staff reeling. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

This week there was only one real story in Washington. At a reception at the Irish Embassy for departing diplomats on Wednesday all talk was of Kim Da(...)

President Donald Trump speaking on Friday: “People come into our country illegally, we’re taking them out legally – very simple. It’s not something I like doing,” he said. Photograph: Samuel Corum/The New York Times

Raids on undocumented immigrants living in the United States will begin on Sunday, President Donald Trump has confirmed, prompting widespread fear am(...)

US president Donald Trump:   Jared Kushner and Jeff Sessions are among the dozen Trump associates who have been served with subpoenas. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Bloomberg

A dozen people connected to Donald Trump – including his son-in-law Jared Kushner – have been issued with subpoenas by the House Judiciary Committee, (...)

US secretary of labour Alexander Acosta at a press conference on Wednesday, where he defended his handling of a secret plea deal he made a decade ago with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who had been accused of sexually abusing young girls. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

US secretary of labour Alexander Acosta defended his role in reaching a plea deal with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago, ami(...)

Donald Trump with Theresa May on the second day of his three-day state visit to the UK in June. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Standing commandingly on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington is Britain’s embassy to the United States. The imposing compound is one of the largest dip(...)

Donald Trump has dramatically stepped up the war of words over Britain’s US ambassador, branding him a ‘pompous fool’. Photograph:Oliver Contreras/EPA

United States president Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on the United Kingdom’s ambassador to the US on Tuesday, dismissing Sir Kim Darroch as a(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett with US vice-president Mike Pence and his sister Anne Pence Poynter at the vice-president’s official residence in Washington DC in March. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

US vice-president Mike Pence is to visit Ireland in September, his first trip here in an official capacity. Mr Pence, who has family roots in Ireland(...)

Police officers try to clear a crowd  near the Stonewall Inn, in New York, on July 2nd, 1969, several days after the club was raided. Photograph: Larry Morris/New York Times

Fifty years ago this weekend, New York city witnessed a turning point in the history of gay rights. In the early hours of June 28th, 1969, police raid(...)

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