Hillary  Clinton speaks at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit in New York on  April 23. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It is hardly Machiavellian to state that the strongest political candidate draws the fiercest attacks. The salvos being fired at 2016 presidential con(...)

Hillary Clinton meets and greets supporters after a discussion at Whitney Brothers in Keene, New Hampshire, on Monday. New Hampshire will be the first to hold a presidential primary. Photograph: The New York Times

The event is beautifully staged: the owner of the business and six employees sit around as Hillary Rodham Clinton fields questions and shares her view(...)

Hillary Clinton. Where will she come out on trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

So Hillary Clinton is officially running, to nobody’s surprise. And you know what’s coming: endless attempts to psychoanalyse the candidate, endless a(...)

An oil tanker off the port of Bandar Abbas. Iran is believed to be storing at least 30 million barrels of oil on its fleet. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty

Oil prices have come under fresh pressure after the historic deal on Iran’s nuclear programme raised the prospect of the country being allowed to i(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair says he wants to remain a part of the peace process.  Photograph: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

Tony Blair is preparing to step back from his role as envoy for the Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators as the US and Europe review policy opt(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny met former wrestler Hulk Hogan at the airport in Atlanta

“Keep it weird,” Taoiseach Enda Kenny said in a public interview at the South by Southwest Interactive festival, riffing on the motto that has made(...)

Crowds walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabamato mark the 50th anniversary of  “Bloody Sunday”. Photograph: Bill Frakes/AP

Thousands of people began walking across a Selma, Alabama bridge yesterday in a re-enactment of the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march, part of a weekend of e(...)

Annie and Saoirse Power (both 9 months) from Kilkenny and Noah Connolly (14 months) from Waterford give lessons in feeding to Glanbia Ingredients Ireland chief executive Jim Bergin, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan yesterday. Photograph: Jason Clarke

History is littered with case studies which make a compelling case for why politicians should steer clear of small children. Google ‘George W B(...)

James (Jim) Cullen, Friends of Sinn Féin chairman and president. Photograph: Simon Carswell

James Cullen first became interested in Northern Ireland and the Troubles when he visited in 1969 during a leave of absence from the US army while (...)

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses while he speaks to supporters of his Likud party as he campaigns in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusale. Mr Netanyahu has rebuffed criticism in Washington of his plans to speak in Congress, accusing world powers of forsaking a pledge to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters

The row between the White House and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has intensified with US officials saying his outspoken condemnation o(...)