US Senate backs ‘fast-track’ trade push

Fight to provide legislation Obama needs now switches to House

California farmers vow to cut water use

25% reduction will match that in drought-hit cities

Menacing Isis gains in Iraq and Syria

A Sunni alternative to the jihadis fell along with Ramadi

Yellen expects US economy to strengthen

Fed chair points to rate rise this year if recovery continues

Federal Reserve faces subpoena over leak

Hensarling says Fed failed to comply with information requests

Baltimore police charged for Gray’s death

Death in police custody sparked Baltimore riots

US Senate boosts Obama in trade fight

Legislative dance highlights tough balancing act in Congress

Dodd-Frank reform fight ends in stalemate

Chance of near-term changes to post-crisis act seen as remote

Cuba: Showtime in Havana

Dance troupes excite audiences but reforms are urgent in the Caribbean island to boost the economy

US military’s South China Sea flight lifts tension

Surveillance aircraft with CNN crew aboard ignores China warning

Isis blows hole in Obama’s Iraq strategy

Fall of Ramadi exposes deep flaws in US campaign

Paul launches bid to block NSA programme

Senator wants to stop mass collection of telephone call data

Battle for US ExIm Bank signals tensions

Fight pits conservative right against pro-business centre

Bin Laden books show taste for conspiracy

New documents reveal that al-Qaeda leader celebrated Arab spring

US South China Sea patrols ‘positive step’

Top Democrat backs Pentagon plans as tensions mount with Beijing

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