Central American leaders make border plea

Resources sought to stem tide of child migrants

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Moscow raises beef with McDonald’s

Fast-food chain feels brunt of Russian sanctions anger

Ryan calls for US social safety net reform

Republican party seeks to reposition itself for 2016 election

Drought drains critical US water supply

Researchers shocked by depletion of Colorado River Basin

US inmate takes 2 hours to die in execution

Prolonged death is second botched lethal injection in three months

Free trade suffers for conservative errors

The bogeyman approach has failed progressive agenda and the US economy, writes Adam Posen

Detroit retirees back city bankruptcy plan

Vote caps months of talks with unions and bondholders

Immigration: Life on the line

As the US grapples with a border crisis, FT reporters speak to the immigrants and the Americans who are torn over their fate

US recovery could test healthcare gains

White House claims reforms are tackling rising costs

Emerging economies: Taking a stand

The Brics are creating their own development bank. But critics warn the group is bound by frustration

Californians face water restrictions

Honduras welcomes back deportees from US

Women and children given promises of aid and jobs

Buffett, Gates, Adelson scold Congress

Billionaires use New York Times op-ed to urge immigration reform

Colorado pot market bigger than expected

Study puts annual marijuana demand at 4.5m ounces

Activists criticise US child migrant plan

‘We intend to do the right thing by these children,’ says Obama

Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave

Assistant secretary of state accused of meeting opposition group

Disproportionate influence of US ideas

Publishing in top journals has homogenising effect on research

DoJ vows financial sector crackdown

US union stalwart stokes inequality debate

American labour movement fights for its life

Relief for BNP Paribas after settlement

Shares rise and customers back the bank after $8.9bn fine