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Voting rights: Is US democracy really in danger?

The US Senate is poised for a showdown debate over voting rights as Republicans in states pass restrictions. → Read More

US researchers share COVID-19 vaccine with the world

Using technology that can be scaled widely and cheaply, Corbevax offers a potential solution to vaccine inequality. → Read More

What does US Congress hope to accomplish as lawmakers return?

Fate of Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ plan, US voting reforms hang in balance as Democrats struggle for unity on agenda. → Read More

UK, France set COVID-19 records as airlines cancel flights: Live

Holiday travel disrupted as Thailand reports first Omicron cluster, Ecuador makes vaccines compulsory. → Read More

Will the US Senate support Biden’s Build Back Better plan?

Republicans are not expected to vote for Biden’s signature legislation; to pass it will need full Democrat support. → Read More

Analysis: Do US election setbacks mean big problems for Biden?

Voters in Virginia, New Jersey flash Democrats a red warning light as Biden’s approval ratings hit new lows. → Read More

US prepares for Supreme Court showdown on abortion rights

US Supreme Court is poised to hear case challenging Roe v Wade, setting up a ‘critical’ moment on access to abortion. → Read More

Joe Biden faces defining moment in US presidency

With Biden’s job approval sliding, the US president needs a win in Congress where Democrats are divided on his agenda. → Read More

Families expect US release of FBI report on Saudi role in 9/11

Anticipated 16-page report is an FBI summary of a long-running investigation into the activities of two Saudi hijackers. → Read More

Can Israel criminalise Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the US?

Israel threatens legal attack using anti-BDS laws passed by many US states, Palestinian advocates see pivotal moment. → Read More

Israel-Palestine conflict looms large as Biden meets Jordan King

Two months after Gaza ceasefire, US is focused on preventing further crisis without a long-term strategy, say experts. → Read More

Biden slams Republican state voting bills as ‘un-American’

Texas legislators flee to Washington, call on the US President and Congress to counter state voting restrictions. → Read More

No ‘Khashoggi ban’: Biden team criticized for hosting MBS brother

Khalid bid Salman is highest ranking Saudi to visit Washington since the US said MBS ordered Khashoggi’s murder. → Read More

New Israeli government an ‘opportunity’ for Biden

Easier US nuclear diplomacy with Iran, economic accords with Arab states and a White House visit for Bennett seen ahead. → Read More

Support for Israel shifts among young US evangelical Christians

Israel’s treatment of Palestinians – increasingly seen as unfair – turns younger churchgoers away from Christian Zionism → Read More

‘Qualified immunity’: How US police are shielded from lawsuits

US courts have developed a legal doctrine that protects police from lawsuits for civil rights abuses, wrongful deaths. → Read More

Why is the US unequivocal in its support for Israel?

US support for Israel is rooted in World War II, the Cold War, pro-Israeli political influence and serious PR heft. → Read More

US legislators call on Biden to help raise aid for Yemen

After a United Nations donor conference for Yemen fell short, key US senators are pushing for more humanitarian aid. → Read More

‘Hail Mary time’ for Derek Chauvin’s defence: Legal experts

All Chauvin’s defence team must do is sow doubt in one juror, but lawyers say this could be an uphill battle. → Read More

After 2020’s BLM protests, real police reform proves a struggle

Real reforms in US policing are slow to emerge as Derek Chauvin’s murder trial puts a spotlight on use-of-force rules → Read More