Edward Kennedy flanked by  President Mary McAleese and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott talks to reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, May 16, 2000. Photo: AP Photo/Hillery Smith Garrison

From 1987 to 1998 I worked with Senator Ted Kennedy and served as his foreign policy advisor during pivotal years in the Northern Ireland peace proces(...)

Pope Francis at the UN: he  blamed the “misuse and destruction of the environment” on “a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity” Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Pope Francis continued his groundbreaking visit to the US with further strong appeals for action, demanding peace and environmental justice before t(...)

Margaret Molloy: “So many Irish people are great at making that first step but don’t follow up. I think it is partly about not having much respect for people’s time”

Margaret Molloy is global chief marketing officer and head of Business Development at branding firm Siegel+Gale in New York. The eldest of six childre(...)

Officials announced that 38 members of Pi Delta Psi fraternity at Baruch College in Manhattan had been criminally charged for their participation in the “brutal” 2013 ritual which left Chun Deng dead

The death of a 19-year-old student at a New York university has shone a light on a ritual known as the “glass ceiling”. Young people pledging to join (...)

Fredrik Voss, third from left, and the Nasdaq team developing software to allow the trading of stocks in private companies on a blockchain, the kind of public ledger used in the Bitcoin market, in New York. Financial firms are looking at the network and software that make it possible for Bitcoin to move around the world instantly and inexpensively. Photograph: Sasha Maslov/The New York Times

Most people still think of Bitcoin as the virtual currency used by drug dealers and shadowy hackers looking to evade the authorities. But the innovati(...)

A frame grab from a surveillance video released by the New York Police Department  shows an undercover New York City police officer arresting former professional tennis payer James Blake in New York. Blake, who was in front of a hotel waiting to attend the US Open, was misidentified by police as a suspect in a credit card fraud scheme. Photograph: EPA/NYPD

In 2012, a Queens man said officer James Frascatore pulled him over for a broken tail light, opened his car door and punched him three times in the mo(...)

Professional tennis player James Blake was tackled to the ground and handcuffed by New York police officers for an offence he did not commit.

It was the kind of startling episode that Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to eliminate: a black man tackled to the ground and handcuffed by police officer(...)

Hanya Yanagihara: she has been hailed as an important new voice in American fiction following the release of her second book, A Little Life.

It’s a hefty book, Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, a blockbuster that starts out as light-hearted tale of four male friends fresh out of col(...)

‘I became a New Yorker in some ways and thrived on the energy, the buzz, the pace and the constant drive to do more, achieve more and better myself.’

When I remember how quickly I jumped on the chance to go live in New York, it is entirely fitting of the city that was about to become my second ho(...)

Recife: revival of interest in its Jewish past is part of a still-emerging change in Brazil since the return of democracy in the 1980s

In the heart of Old Recife is a street sign that hints at the remarkable history of one of Brazil’s oldest neighbourhoods. Painted onto tiles in the P(...)