Roger Casement.

A symposium on Roger Casement in London and a three week festival in Washington DC are among the events which have been announced for the internationa(...)

Dallas police officers during a standoff with a gunman who attacked the police headquarters on June 13th. Photograph: Ralph Lauder/EPA

On the same day this month that a gunman opened fire at the Dallas police headquarters, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed the “Texas House Bill 910”,(...)

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(...)

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is entering a presidential contest vastly different in size, pace and cost to those which his father and brother took part in. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Nearly 27 years after his father was elected president, moulding a political dynasty that would propel one son into a governor’s office and another in(...)

Agriculture is the number one consumer of water in California. Photograph: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

In April, the governor of California Jerry Brown imposed the state’s first obligatory water restrictions. The world’s fifth-largest economy is experie(...)

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders, who plans to air cartoons of the prophet Muhammad on  television. Photograph: Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

Dutch embassies around the world have been briefed on how to cope with possible fallout, including violent protests, when cartoons of the prophet Muha(...)

Phelim Rooney: “They had no understanding of the expertise needed to do something in the sea”

Phelim Rooney specialises in pipes. Not the kitchen variety, but 400 metre-long jumbos pumping millions of euro worth of oil from the bottom of the se(...)

University of Texas Austin campus:  students at the university and from Dublin are coming together later this month to take part in a unique international student-focused start-up event for social enterprises

Dublin’s third-level hopefuls and students from the University of Texas in Austin (UT) are coming together later this month to take part in a unique (...)

Protestors  during a rally calling for the removal of a white police officer filmed throwing a black teenage girl to the ground during a pool party in McKinney, Texas. Photograph: Mike Stone/Reuters

Hundreds of protesters have marched through the Texas city of McKinney calling for the firing of a police officer seen in a video throwing a bikini-cl(...)

Hillary Clinton at Texas Southern University, Houston, where she delivered her most aggressive speech since she announced she was running for president.  Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP Photo

Republican senator Ted Cruz was firing up conservatives gathered to support his colleague Pat Roberts, who was struggling to hold on to his US Senate (...)