A messy divorce drags Trump associates into the Manhattan prosecutors’ tax net
A custody battle that has shone a spotlight on the Trump Organisation’s chief financial officer’s tax issues and the testimony of imprisoned solicitor Michael Cohen are adding to Donald Trump’s legal woes
Founding fathers set the bar low for presidential candidates
Despite two impeachments, allegations of sexual assault and harassment and multiple bankruptcies, only Trump’s physical incarceration in 2024 would deter any ambitions he may harbour of winning back the White House
New Yorkers look for competence over charisma in city’s tough mayoral race
As New Yorkers prepare to go to the polls to elect their next mayor, America’s second most prestigious political position, the early favourite, Andrew Yang, is losing ground to three other Democrat contenders, two of whom could become the city’s first female leader
To infinite riches. . . and beyond: Marion McKeone on the billionaire space race
Two of the world’s wealthiest men are battling for commercial domination of space with a grizzly old-timer determined to thwart them both. But apart from the ego boost, what’s in it for them – and us?
Marion McKeone: Normal service resumes as Biden uses G7 summit to reboot American diplomacy
The power summit in Cornwall was once more mainly about optics. But this time the seven world leaders were determined to relay a message of renewed cooperation after a nerve-shredding four years in Trump’s orbit
Operation Topple Trump: prosecutors edge closer to criminal proceedings
The former US president and his family have been investigated by the authorities in the past, but no criminal charges have ever been brought. Could that all be about to change?
Opening up the Gates: how a tech legend’s feet of clay betrayed him
When Bill and Melinda Gates announced their intention to divorce after decades of marriage, the initial response was an outpouring of sympathy – but then the rumours and insinuations began to creep out
Return of Ryan to Republican fray falls flat as Trump’s hackles rise
Once the golden boy of the Republican Party, Paul Ryan’s comeback last Thursday night exposed him as yesterday’s man – and enraged Donald Trump in the process