Jonathan Pollard:some US officials hope his release would smooth relations with Israel following the Iran nuclear deal. Photograph: Karl DeBlaker/AP

The US justice departmetn last night denied a Wall Street Journal report that Washington is preparing to release Jonathan Pollard, a US Navy intellige(...)

Four luxury cruise liners arrived in Dublin early on Wednesday bringing some 13,000 tourists to the city.  Photograph: Johnny Bambury/ Fennell Photography. 2:48

Four luxury cruise liners arrived in Dublin early on Wednesday bringing some 13,000 tourists to the city. Dublin Port Company said the passengers fro(...)

US flag flies alongside a sign in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

The suspect in the fatal shootings of four US Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries for seven months last year, autho(...)

Fire crews try to control the blaze at Mt Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina. Photograph: Clarendon County Fire Department/Reuters

US investigators are examining the cause of a series of fires at black churches across the southeastern United States over the past two weeks. The (...)

Charleston residents grieve at a makeshift memorial outside the historic mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to honor the nine victims slain by alleged killer Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Richard Ellis/EPA

A National Rifle Association executive in Texas has been criticised for suggesting that the South Carolina senator and pastor slain with eight members(...)

Sister Mary Thecla, from the Daughters of St Paul, prays outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston two days after a mass shooting left nine dead during a bible study at the church. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The 21-year-old man who is suspected of killing nine people in a historic black church in the US was charged Friday with nine counts of murder and pos(...)

President Barack Obama participates in a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Guy Carawan, whose rendition of the song “We Shall Overcome” became an anthem of the US civil rights movement, has died at his home in Tennessee. He w(...)

Prime Active Capital, the Dublin and London listed private equity firm, made a loss of €2.4 million last year. The group said it had completed the di(...)

Possible presidential candidate Martin O’Malley: the presidency is “not some crown to be passed between two families”. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The message from Democrats in South Carolina, delivered with that soft southern twang, is this: assume victory here at your peril.It’s 19 months out f(...)

Louis Jordan, who was reported missing on January 29th, told family members he had survived by catching fish with his hands and drinking rain water, according to the Coast Guard. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto 1:00

A US man missing at sea for more than two months was celebrating a miraculous rescue on Thursday after being picked up by a passing ship and airlifted(...)