A protester holds a sign up as immigrants and community leaders rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington in November to mark the first anniversary of President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear President Barack Obama’s appeal against a legal action blocking his executive actions protecting more than fou(...)

Video    image  showing US sailors after being apprehended by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: Iranian and American officials said that the prompt release of the sailors was the result of the strong working relationship   but images  of the   sailors  with their hands behind their backs and on their knees could spark a backlash in the US Congress. Photograph: IRINN/HO/AFP/Getty

Iran has released two US navy patrol boats and 10 crew members who were taken into custody on Tuesday after Tehran said they strayed into Iranian wat(...)

US president Barack Obama waves at the start of his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on anuary 20th, 2015. Photograph:  Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Barack Obama will stand on the dais of the US House of Representatives tonight to deliver his final State of the Union in a speech that is being previ(...)

President Barack Obama: ‘This law is now helping tens of millions of Americans.’ Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

For years, US president Barack Obama has faced the sneers of political adversaries who called his health care law Obamacare and assailed his effort to(...)

President Barack Obama with Israeli prime minister Binyamin  Netanyahu. The White House has castigated  Netanyahu for comments made on the election stump. Photograph:  Jason Reed/Reuters

It is fair to say that relations between the United States and Israel are at their poorest in decades. Allegations of spying, interference in domestic(...)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi en route to Capitol Hill, where she sais she was “enormously disappointed” with the president’s relaxation of post-crisis banking rules. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

The US House of Representatives narrowly passed a $1.1 trillion (€887 billion) budget just hours before the government was due to shut down at midnigh(...)

President Barack Obama. “We tortured some folks,” he said at a White House news conference in August in his most explicit comments about the practices of his predecessor’s administration

The US government and embassies are bracing for a backlash as some of the darker practices in the so-called “war on terror” look set to be cast into a(...)

Kevin O’Malley (left) being sworn in as the new US ambassador to Dublin by US vice president Joe Biden

The United States is expected to take a role in Northern Ireland’s reconvened inter-party talks aimed at attempting to resolve outstanding political i(...)

President’s  choice: Kevin O’Malley is a political donor and Obama supporter. Photograph: AP Photo

President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next US ambassador to Ireland, Missouri lawyer Kevin O’Malley, will be questioned today by a Senate commit(...)

 US President Barack Obama: Ireland and Northern Irish affairs remain a personal priority for him, according to his chief of staff Denis McDonough

Ireland and Northern Irish affairs remain a “fundamental national priority” for the US and “a personal priority” for President Barack Obama, despite (...)