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Jennifer Williams, an aide to  US vice-president Mike Pence, arrives at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 7th for a closed-door deposition in the House impeachment inquiry. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The phone call between US president Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart at the centre of Congress’s impeachment investigation was “inappropriat(...)

Marie Yovanovitch: ‘It’s very intimidating . . . I can’t speak to what the president is trying to do, but the effect is to be intimidating.’ Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US president Donald Trump has been accused of witness intimidation as he live-tweeted disparaging comments about former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yo(...)

US president Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani speaking at the Iran Freedom Convention in Washington in May 2018. Photograph: The New York Times

Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has said he is confident the US president will remain loyal to him as an impeachment inquiry unfolds in(...)

Top US diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor testifies during the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Bill Taylor, the US ambassador in Ukraine, alleged that one of his staff members overheard US president Donald Trump asking a senior US diplomat about(...)

OSCE observers check a Ukrainian serviceman’s weapons during the forces’ disengagement near Bohdanivka village, Ukraine, at the weekend. Photograph: Vadim Kot/EPA

Government soldiers and Russian-led separatists have started withdrawing from another section of the frontline in eastern Ukraine, in a move that Kiev(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo

House Democrats have released the transcript of closed-door congressional testimony from William Taylor, the top US diplomat in Kyiv, who has become a(...)

More than two dozen Republican politicians speak to the media after storming into the room used by the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

A US House of Representatives impeachment inquiry devolved into chaos on Wednesday as Republican politicians, encouraged by US president Donald Trump (...)

George Fleming: feels nothing has changed since the referendum in June 2016  and he is strongly critical of the North’s politicians.

From his office window in Newbuildings, Co Derry, George Fleming looks out on the Republic of Ireland. His company, Fleming Agri-Products, was founde(...)

Farmer John Sheridan estimates that about one-fifth of the 5,000 jobs in Northern Ireland’s beef processing industry would be lost in a hard Brexit. Photograph: Alan Betson

A group of businesspeople from Northern Ireland and the Border counties travelled to Dublin on Wednesday to warn about the impact of Brexit on their a(...)

“The British and Irish governments, the politicians, and the people have said they don’t want a hard Border. So if nobody wants a hard Border, who’s going to impose it?” Photograph: Frank Miller

George Fleming’s family firm, which makes farmyard machinery, was founded in Donegal in Victorian times, but today it operates from a factory just out(...)