US president Barack Obama: why have the human consequences of economic troubles been muted? The main answer is that Puerto Rico is part of the US fiscal union. Photograph: Uri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images

(...) difference. So is Puerto Rico America’s Greece? No, it isn’t, and it’s important to understand why. Puerto(...)

Kate Hudson and Riz Ahmed in The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mira Nair’s adaptation gives the story blood and muscle

(...) delves into the complexities of America’s racial present and past. Straightforward camera work keeps the(...)

US president Barack Obama: Clean Power Plan ‘the biggest, most important step we have ever taken to combat climate change’. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

(...) final version of America’s Clean Power Plan, the biggest, most important step we have ever taken to(...)

Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton:  Biden is talking to friends, family and donors about jumping in. The 72-year-old vice-president has been having meetings to explore the idea of taking on Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. Photograph: Luke Sharret/The New York Times

(...), there is no backup if something blows up. Potent friends of America’s lord of latte, Howard Schultz(...)

Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is scheduled to open in September 2016. Photograph: Simon Carswell

(...) this is a museum that is not about race, it is about America’s identity, so therefore that flag would(...)

Hirotami Yamada at the peace memorial in Nagasaki commemorating the victims of the atomic bombing of the city by the US 70 years ago. ‘I saw people so injured ... that you couldn’t tell if they were alive or dead.’ Photograph: David McNeill

(...) populations in China, helped fuel America’s entry into the war in 1941. Truman’s predecessor, Franklin D(...)

 UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey accepts the best female athlete award at the 2015 ESPYS  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

At the ESPYs (America’s rather lame attempt at a sporting Oscars) earlier this month, Ronda(...)

Kidnap victims  disembark from an army helicopter in Junin, Peru after being rescued. Photograph: Luis Enrique Saldana/EPA

A Peruvian military operation in the Andes has secured the release of more than a dozen adults who were kidnapped by the Shining Path rebel group up t(...)

 Smurfit Kappa chief executive Gary McGann said EPS growth of 38 per cent, was underpinned by good underlying business conditions and the earnings impact of capital investments. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) by 13 million to €551 million in the first half of the year, with a decrease in the Americas, partly(...)

IDA Ireland is supporting the expansion in Ballybrit, Co Galway

(...)’s international hub, with responsibility for all markets outside the Americas. The company said that since it(...)