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Fiona Hill, the former top Russia expert on the National Security Council, and David Holmes, an official at the US embassy in Ukraine, testify before the impeachment hearings. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

It is cheering to believe that the US won the cold war through “blue jeans and rock’n’roll”, presidential bons mots at the Berlin Wall and other endea(...)

William Taylor appears before the House intelligence committee in Washington: Lawmakers are considering whether to impeach President Donald Trump. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

This week Washington bore witness to a rarity in US politics. The public hearings that began on Wednesday bring Donald Trump a step closer to impeachm(...)

Roger Stone (front), former advisor to US president Donald Trump, leaves after being found guilty on all counts in his trial at DC Federal District Court in Washington, DC on Friday. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

US president Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone was convicted on all charges on Friday by a federal court jury that found the veteran Republi(...)

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(...)

US president Donald Trump has called for the whistleblower to testify in person. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The impeachment investigation into president Donald Trump entered a new phase on Monday as House Democrats published full transcripts of the depositio(...)

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg: The greenest greens equate economic and even demographic growth with the depletion of the planet.  Photograph:  Eric Baradat

The first photographs of our planet from the moon made it look as finite and delicate as a glass ball. The images are credited in some quarters for th(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi last week announced that the House was beginning an impeachment inquiry. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images.

The White House is preparing to formally object to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, saying it will not cooperate with the investigation because it was (...)

 Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell: Donald Trump’s transactional world view always implied the possibility of his own abandonment. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Upon dismissing his chief of staff in 1973, Richard Nixon said that he loved him “like my brother”. The line seems too easy until you remember that th(...)

 A counter-demonstrator steps on a pinata during a President Donald Trump rally in Los Angeles, California. Photograph:  David McNew/Getty

Here on the west coast of the United States, the daily drama of Washington politics and the presidency of Donald Trump can seem a world away.  C(...)

 Nancy Pelosi has beacked an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. Photograph: Getty Images

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry in response to the dispute over US president Donald(...)

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