Nancy Pelosi  in Washington yesterday, In a letter to members ahead of the vote, Ms Pelosi said she was beginning the new session “full of pride” at her nomination as Speaker of the House.  Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

Nancy Pelosi has been elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives for the fourth time, cementing her legacy as the first and only female speake(...)

The Trump administration spent much of Friday disputing an article in the Atlantic magazine which claimed that the president did not want to visit a war cemetery in Paris in 2018. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

US president Donald Trump hailed better than expected economic figures on Friday as the economy showed tentative signs of recovery. Figures showed th(...)

Former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Delaware last night. Photograph: Bloomberg

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has urged Americans to unite behind his candidacy, as he vowed to end “the season of darkness” represented(...)

California senator Kamala Harris, who has been selected by Joe Biden as his Democratic Party running mate in November’s US presidential election. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

The announcement by Joe Biden that California senator Kamala Harris will be his presidential running mate followed feverish speculation in recent week(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump will accept the Republican Party’s presidential nomination at the White House or at Gettysburg, the civil war site where Abr(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: His advanced age means it is quite likely his running mate may ultimately become president. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

“The primary role of the vice-president of the United States of America is to support the president of the United States of America, give that preside(...)

McDonald’s chief executive Steve Easterbrook has stepped down after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. Photograph: PA

McDonald’s fired chief executive Steve Easterbrook because he had a consensual relationship with an employee, losing the strategist who revived sales (...)

File image of Republican Joe Walsh after speaking in Illinois, US. Walsh has announced he will challenge Donald Trump in 2020. File photograph: Peter Hoffman/The New York Times

Joe Walsh, a conservative former US congressman turned talk show host, on Sunday became the second Republican to challenge president Donald Trump for (...)

Senator  Elizabeth Warren (left), New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan and democratic presidential nominee  Hillary Clinton greet supporters during a campaign rally at Saint Anselm College this week   in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

On a brisk New Hampshire morning, Marc Tetrenault walks with friends on the campus of leafy St Anselm College in Manchester as Hillary Clinton’s play(...)