Donald Trump was the favourite of 31 per cent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on Friday. Photograph: Randall Hill/Reuters

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the property mogul’s bigg(...)

Attempts within Republicanism to mount an anti-Trump campaign appear unlikely to succeed - the party has been hijacked by its own members. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Stephen Colbert, host of the US’s Late Show, a mix of chat and satire, the other night warned his audience that Donald Trump might actually w(...)

Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the US’s national bird. He described the bald eagle as a “bird of bad moral character”. Photograph: Larry W Smith/ EPA

The US National Turkey Federation estimates that 46 million turkeys were eaten on Thanksgiving Day last Thursday. In a recent survey, it also(...)

Tag Heuer Connected Watch High-end watch brand Tag Heuer is making a storming entry to the top of the smartwatch heap with its new Connected watch.(...)

A reading from the Stylebook of Leviticus: Use ye not the word “fulsome” when ye mean “full”, for that is unclean. Avoid also the word “epice(...)

Roman Polanski pleaded guilty in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot in Los Angeles. File photograph: EPA

A Polish court’s decision to deny the extradition of film-maker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction became le(...)

Iran has said it will announce plans to expand output by 500,000 barrels a day

Oil pared its first weekly gain in a month as Libya sought to increase output and Russia ruled out military retaliation against Turkey for down(...)

Irish players warm up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB Anti-doping tee shirts before the 2014 Junior World Championship match between Fiji and Ireland. Photo: Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

In 1997 a man was jailed for six months for peddling steroids in south Wales. Hardly a headline grabber, you might think, but this was no ba(...)

At the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland Thanksgiving lunch, in Dublin  (from left) : Bryan Bourke (William Fry), Mark Redmond (chief executive American Chamber), US Ambassador Kevin O’Malley, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Eamonn Sinnott (president American Chamber). Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Some 70,000 Irish emigrants will have returned home by 2020 to take up new jobs and build their future here, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. (...)

Buenos Aires tango

The Argentina that 56-year-old mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri takes over as president is something of a poisoned chalice. The historic rejection(...)