Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz: “Donald Trump alleges that my Dad was involved in assassinating JFK. Now let’s be clear: this is nuts, this is not a reasonable position, this is just kooky,” he said. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called Donald Trump “a pathological liar” in an angry outburst after he claimed that the Texas senator’s fa(...)

People look at the arrival of US Carnival cruise ship Adonia at the Havana bay, the first cruise liner to sail between the United States and Cuba since Cuba’s 1959 revolution, Cuba. Photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

The first US cruise ship in nearly 40 years has crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana, restarting commercial travel on waters th(...)

President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in  Washington on Saturday. Photograph: AP

President Barack Obama poked fun at Hillary Clinton’s lack of appeal among young people Saturday night, joking at the annual White House press corps d(...)

President Barack Obama walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base after returning from a foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, England and Germany. Photograph: AP/Susan Walsh

Barack Obama is in the final months of his presidency and keen to justify his domestic and international achievements before he leaves office. His fin(...)

Simon Fitzmaurice directed ‘My Name is Emily’ – a crowd-funded production – from a wheelchair, while struggling with the symptoms of motor neurone disease. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An extraordinary awards season for the domestic film industry comes to a close on Saturday night with the Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) Awa(...)

Cuban former leader Fidel Castro during his appearence in public made  in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Cuban state television/EPA

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro (89) made a rare appearance outside his home on Thursday, visiting a school to mark the birthday of a late revolu(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panama: Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

Mossack Fonseca & Co. had a problem in Vegas. Legal papers filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas claimed that the Panama-based law firm had(...)

A poster bearing a youthful image  of Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro (89) on  a street in Havana earlier this month.  Photograph: Enrique de la Osa/Reuters

Retired leader Fidel Castro accused US President Barack Obama of sweet-talking the Cuban people during his visit to the island last week and of ignori(...)

US president Barack Obama dances the tango during a state dinner hosted by Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Barack Obama is tangoing into history, and there’s something perfect about that. The tango has been described as vertical solitude. And this president(...)

The band’s music was banned in Cuba for many years because it was considered subversive and blocked from the radio. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Rolling Stones and their fans in Cuba finally spent the night together as the band performed a historic free concert in Havana. The band opened (...)