Seán Quinn jnr and his sister Colette Quinn. Photograph: David Sleator.

A judge will rule later on an application by members of the family of Seán Quinn for orders permitting them to cross-examine Irish Bank Resolution (...)

US vice president Joe Biden was not at home at the time. Photograph: Mandel Nganmandel NGAN/AFP/Getty

Multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of US vice president Joe Biden last night, the secret service said.The vice preside(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry, who defended the absence of a high-ranking American leader. Photograph: Rick Wilking/AFP/Getty Images

The Obama White House made the rare move of admitting a mistake by saying that it should have sent a senior leader to join with the heads of 40 count(...)

Elton John at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas: Caesars Entertainment last month announced an agreement  to  cut its debt to $8.6bn from about $18.4bn. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Lower-ranking creditors of Caesars Entertainment moved to force the casino company’s main operating unit into bankruptcy in an attempt to block a plan(...)

Affable US vice-president Joe Biden sweet-talked wives, cooed at children and kissed daughters. “I like kids better than people,” he was heard to say. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Biden has a mouth that can sometimes land him in hot water, but the jocular US vice-president came into his own at the Senate ceremonial swearing-(...)

Bryan Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative after recognising the need for an legal representation for death row prisoners in Alabama

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of racial injustice in America’s deep south in the 1930s, was set in a fictionalised (...)

Members of the family of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn (above) want court orders permitting them cross-examine Irish Bank Resolution Corporation special liquidator Kieran Wallace regarding claims they may be hiding up to €500 million in undisclosed assets from the bank.

Members of the family of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn want court orders permitting them cross-examine Irish Bank Resolution Corporation special liq(...)

The PwC office in Luxembourg: The leaked documents reviewed by ICIJ involve deals negotiated by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, on behalf of hundreds of corporate clients.

Pepsi, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies have secured secret deals from Luxembourg, allowing many of them to slash their global tax bi(...)

US president Barack Obama meets his national security and public health teams in the Roosevelt Room at the White House yesterday. Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

1. The voters are mad as hell...but Republicans are less crazy than before. Tuesday’s heavy losses by Democrats in the Senate, the House and governors(...)

Brendan Boyle (right) with his brother Kevin, a fellow member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and their father, Frank, who is from Donegal

Most eyes will be on the Senate, where Democrats are predicted to lose their majority, when Americans vote in the midterms on Tuesday. There is less f(...)