Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders speak  during the candidates’ debate in Flint, Michigan on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator chasing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, faces a big test in Michigan today when the state votes in (...)

 Democratic presidential candidates  Bernie Sanders  and Hillary Clinton: Clinton has a commanding lead of 1,121 delegates to Sanders’s 479, including super-delegates. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

The “Super Saturday” presidential nominating contests in five states – four in the Republican race and three in the Democratic – threw up mixed result(...)

Republican presidential candidate hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz  greet each following a debate sponsored by on March 3rd, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz split victories in four nominating contests with front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday, bolstering Mr Cruz’s (...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: his strategy is under the spotlight. Photograph: EPA

It is clear from the ferocity of the attacks on Donald Trump that the businessman has the upper hand in the race to win the Republican nomination. W(...)

“Look at those hands. Are they small hands?”

The eleventh Republican presidential debate descended into a blizzard of insults with Donald Trump even going so far as to defend himself from ridicul(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking on “Super Tuesday”  night in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will deliver a speech today laying out his case against Donald Trump, despite the billionaire’s sw(...)

The town of St Martin de Re would be a good place to base yourself in France

We are flying to Tours in France for a friend’s wedding in early September. We are planning to extend our holiday in France after this. We would love (...)

US singer Don McLean pictured in  Dublin in May 2015. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

American Pie singer Don McLean has been arrested in Maine on a domestic violence charge. Jail supervisor Corporal Brad Woll said Mr McLean was arrest(...)

What was revealed during the murder trial of Graham Dwyer (centre) was a person with a dark and twisted mind, and a sex scene that had allowed him to prey on vulnerable women. File photograph: Collins Courts

Everyone’s normal shifted during the trial of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O’Hara earlier in 2015. Over the course of 46 days, the facade o(...)

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Tennessee that he would “build a big, beautiful safe zone” inside Syria where people could find refuge.  Photograph: Wade Payne/AP

More than half of America’s states are refusing to accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks as Republican presidential contenders propo(...)