As Donald Trump’s responses to the substantive issues under scrutiny at the impeachment inquiry have shifted wildly, and as the president himself wallows in self-pity, there have been tentative signs that cannier Republicans are being careful in their positioning. Photograph: Alex Edelman/Bloomberg

Up until Tuesday, it seemed just about conceivable that the impeachment inquiry under way in the US House of Representatives could fail to produce con(...)

President Donald Trump talks to repoTrump’s behaviour is outrageous, at times comical. But this is a serious and dangerous moment for America. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

US Speaker Nancy Pelosi took some persuading before finally agreeing to initiate impeachment inquiries against Donald Trump. She was keenly aware of t(...)

Republican senator Lindsey Graham argued that there was no proof of a “quid pro quo” between the president and Ukraine, and hence no wrongdoing by the president. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Key Republicans lambasted Democratic efforts to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as the acting director of national intelligence prepared (...)

 Democratic Speaker of the House  Nancy Pelosi announces the House will begin a formal impeachment inquiry into US president Donald Trump on Tuesday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Nancy Pelosi has finally relented. Having for months resisted pressure from within the Democratic caucus in Congress to initiate impeachment proceedin(...)

US president Donald Trump: controversy centres on a July 25th telephone conversation he held with Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the Ukrainian president. Photograph: Pete Marovich/New York Times

US president Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would release the full transcript of his controversial telephone call with Ukraine’s president, as he mov(...)

US president Donald Trump: appears to admit he questioned the Ukrainian president about corruption allegations involving Hunter Biden. Photograph: Saul Loeb

US president Donald Trump hit out at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday, claiming that if a Republican had said or done what Mr Biden(...)

As usual at the UN general assembly, the most significant moments will occur not in the cavernous chamber itself, where leaders will deliver scripted remarks to a sparse audience, but in the hundreds of sideline meetings and chance encounters where the real business is often done. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

The United Nations has faced many challenges since its foundation in 1945, but never have so many of its most powerful members set themselves so force(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump dismissed a deepening whistleblower controversy involving a phone call with a foreign leader as “ridiculous”, branding the s(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  and French president Emmanuel Macron: met to discuss the way ahead. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin

President Emmanuel Macron positioned himself as an intermediary between Russia, Europe and the G7 group of the world’s leading democracies by receivin(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo during a meeting in Sochi. Photograph:  Pavel Golovkin/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo called for Moscow and Washington to put aside mistrust and build a more (...)

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