US border patrol agents detaining undocumented immigrants  after they crossed the border from Mexico into Texas. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

“Anyone truly interested in US-Mexican border issues needs to stay for more than an afternoon,” says Judith Zafferini, a Democratic state senator for (...)

Paul Dunne: produced an amazing display at the British Open where he was co-leader with a round to go.  Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Nigel Edwards won’t feel pressure when he sits down this weekend to draw up the Walker Cup team to face the USA. When the 10 names are announced on Mo(...)

Michael Phelps was back to his dominant best at the the US Nationals in San Antonio, Texas. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP

At the World Swimming Championships in Russia last Saturday, South Africa’s Chad Le Clos won the 100m butterfly in an impressive 50.56 and then took a(...)

 President Barack Obama: stressed that there was no alternative to the deal. Photograph: Getty Images

The tough negotiations leading to a nuclear deal with Iran may have concluded in Vienna, but the hard work on selling the agreement to sceptical Repub(...)

Solar Impulse 2 pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, celebrate after Borschberg landed at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii. Photograph: Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images

A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaki(...)

A commemoration for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. Photograph: Jean Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers representing families bereaved by the Germanwings air crash have described an offer of compensation made by Lufthansa as “divisive and unfair”(...)

Margaret O’Donnell: ‘I have ridden painted ponies in the wilds of Utah, Montana and Arizona, all the while surrounded by indescribable beauty, brought to vivid reality from a childhood watching old Westerns with my father.’

I fell in love with San Diego in 1995, while here on a holiday. On the day I was flying back to Dublin, I took a plunge in the Pacific, something I ha(...)

A US execution chamber.  File photograph: Paul Buck/AFP/Getty Images

The US Supreme Court has ruled against three death row inmates who had sought to bar the use of an execution drug they said risked causing excruciatin(...)

People have been marking the summer solstice at the Hill of Tara this morningf, as they have been for millennia. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Hundreds of people have marked the summer solstice at the Hill of Tara in Co Meath. It was chilly and slight overcast at 4.57am when the sun rose on (...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)