Protesters demonstrate the death of George Floyd near the White House on Wednesday.   Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP   via Getty Images

Former US President Barack Obama has urged those protesting in the United States to seize on the momentum created by the recent demonstrations, as he (...)

US president Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St John’s Church across from the White House after the area was cleared of people protesting the death of George Floyd June 1st, 2020, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Of all the images that may come to define the past few extraordinary days in American life, the vision of Donald Trump standing in front of St John’s (...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘We’re here today to defend free speech from one of the greatest dangers.’ Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

US President Donald Trump announced a major clampdown on social media companies on Thursday as he ordered a review of a law that gives companies li(...)

 Hong Kong riot police issue a warning as they try to clear away people gathered in the Central district of Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong riot police fired pepper-ball rounds and arrested more than 300 people on Wednesday, as thousands of protesters took to the streets to oppos(...)

Supporters of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro attend a demonstration, in Brasilia on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

The White House has announced a ban on travel to the US from Brazil due to the spread of coronavirus in Latin America’s hardest-hit country. Press se(...)

 Donald Trump: is despicably turning the dead into the undead, trying to figure out how to claim they weren’t lost.  Photographer: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg

This is not a good time for vampires. Or bats. That’s disorienting for me because, as a lifelong aficionado of vampires, I have a big collection of ba(...)

Italians take in fine weather  in the Ostia beach area, Rome,  on the first weekend of phase two of the easing of lockdown restrictions due to  the coronavirus pandemic, on Saturday. Photograph: Giuseppe  Lami/EPA

Coronavirus has infected more than 4 million people and killed more than 270,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University based on official d(...)

Workers   are served   meals at a Waffle House restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.  The state  allowed for the reopening of  restaurants and other businesses  as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Photograph: Erik Lesser/EPA

US president Donald Trump resumed his attacks on the media on Monday, a day of mixed messages from the White House about the future of the daily coron(...)

US president Donald Trump: Scientists, doctors and industry have rejected as lethal his suggestion for the use of bleach. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP

Medical experts across the world unanimously rejected a suggestion by US president Donald Trump that bleach or disinfectant could be injected into hum(...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo said he had had a “very good conversation” with Mr Trump during a visit to the White House. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has suspended green card applications for 60 days, as he revealed details of his plan to halt immigration in response to the(...)

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