Protesters demanding higher wages and unionisation for fast food workers block traffic near Times Square, New York,  on September 4th. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images 1:59

Square. The New York Times called it “the biggest wave of job actions in the history of America’s fast(...)

Phil Mickelson of the United States was critical of Ryder Cup team captain Tom Watson immediately after defeat to Europe at Gleneagles.  Photograph:  Harry Engels/Getty Images

(...), just two hours after the United States lost the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. America’s 16.5 - 11.5 defeat(...)

Gary McGann, chief executive officer of Smurfit Kappa Group, says that the acquisitoin of Bates Container  will increase the group’s market presence in the US and provide it  with higher quality earnings in this region. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

(...)’s “continued focus on the accretive growth of our operations in the Americas and the combination of SKOC and(...)

 Air strikes: US president Barack Obama speaking this week. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

(...) nations from the same Muslim Sunni tradition as the extremist group. “This is not America’s fight alone(...)

 Europe team captain Paul McGinley: his raised profile  is likely to prove beneficial to his  golf course design work, media deals and sponsorship deals.  Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

(...) years it is staged in the United States (receiving a percentage share from the PGA of America’s profits(...)

Brazilian presidential candidate Aécio Neves at a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro. “If I win the elections it is going to be very good for Brazil . . . But if I don’t win, and this could happen, it is going to be very good for me from a personal point of view.” Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Towards the end of a recent profile in Piauí­ magazine, Brazilian presidential candidate Aécio Neves told the monthly’s reporter: “If I win the ele(...)

Eric Holder: he will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed, the justice department said. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

(...) president’s most liberal positions, including support for more gun control, criticism of America’s prison(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry has urged Ireland to continue providing humanitarian aid in Iraq and Syria for people affected by the rise of the Islamic State militants, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Nations general assembly in New York and America’s top diplomat told him he “was most anxious” that(...)

The Irish Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson: she has written to Pat McCrory to acknowledge receipt of his letter and has forwarded his correspondence to Ireland. Photograph: Marty Katz/

(...), makers of America’s most popular cigarette, Camel. The state is also home to other manufacturers(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

(...) accommodate the world’s biggest aircraft, he said.Rhode Island, America’s smallest state, is an hour from(...)