Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Photograph: Russian foreign affairs ministry/Handout/EPA

Moscow has announced the expulsion of 10 US diplomats in a tit-for-tat move and plans to target US-funded NGOs in response to sanctions imposed by the(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken: ‘If Russia acts recklessly, or aggressively, there will be costs, there will be consequences.’  Photograph: Alexander Drago/AFP via Getty Images

Kiev has accused Moscow of ignoring diplomatic efforts to defuse rising tension, as the Kremlin rejected US calls to stop moving soldiers and armour i(...)

Rudy Giuliani: There have been reports that federal prosecutors in New York are examining his business dealings in Ukraine. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Rudy Giuliani’s legal troubles deepened on Wednesday, amid reports that the former New York mayor offered to work for Ukraine’s chief prosecutor at th(...)

Former White House national security aide Fiona Hill testifying before the House intelligence committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Erin Scott/Reuters

Donald Trump’s troubles have deepened after the impeachment inquiry against the US president this week heard some of the most damning evidence yet tha(...)

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff will control most of the questioning.   Photograph: Reuters/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Millions of Americans are expected to tune into TV screens on Wednesday as the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into US president Dona(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the opening ceremony of the Veterans Day Parade in New York. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

US president Donald Trump hit out at Democrats’ handling of the impeachment inquiry on Monday as Washington prepared for a critical week in the proces(...)

Jennifer Williams,  a national security advisor to vice-president Mike Pence, leaving a closed-door committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry against US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has been ordered to pay $2 million to charity after a judge ruled that the president improperly used his Trump Foundation to(...)

Mikheil Saakashvili  arriving in Ukraine: the former president of Georgia has had his Ukrainian citizenship reinstated by the new president Volodymyr Zelensky. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Dolzhenko

The colourful life of Mikheil Saakashvili took another twist on Wednesday when the former Georgian president returned to Ukraine, where he was previou(...)