Bridgeen Hagans (centre), fiancée of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney, with four of his five sisters, Donna, Claire, Catherine and Gemma, in 2005. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Wronged women have brought the republican movement to its knees in the past. In a very different context from the Maíria Cahill case, the heroic siste(...)

Talking politics: Hillary Clinton rallies support for Alison Lundergan Grimes at the flashiest recent campaign event she has appeared at. Photographs: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Around the corner from Whiskey Row, the bricked-up, block-long stretch that was once home to Louisville’s bourbon industry in Kentucky, the Hillbilly (...)

A decision by Seattle’s city council to recognise “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the same day as Columbus Day has angered members of the Italian American community. Photograph: Getty Images

An important moment in the history of the Americas is remembered in the United States every year on the second Monday in October: the time “Native Ame(...)

 Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US president Bill Clinton, and her husband Marc Mezvinsky who are celebrating the birth of their first child.

Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a daughter named Charlotte, the first grandchild of former US president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state (...)

 Air strikes: US president Barack Obama speaking this week. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Last year US president Barack Obama mapped out a foreign policy in a speech at the National Defence University at Fort McNair in Washington – he wante(...)

 Chief feferee Andy McFee talks with Europe team captain Paul McGinley ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at  Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Scotland. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

A cool breeze brushed over the hillocks here at Gleneagles resort yesterday, almost as if it were blowing away the smokescreens that had formed around(...)

The advance of Islamic State. Map: Irish Times Premedia/Reuters 1:41

The United States, along with a handful of Arab countries, launched the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, killing scores of Is(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton talks with his daughter Chelsea after she addressed the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. The meeting has become more of a Clinton family affair in recent years. Photograph: Ray Stubblebine/EPA

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, businessman Denis O’Brien and former Irish president Mary Robinson will be at the annual meeting of the Clinton Gl(...)

 Syrian Kurds walk after crossing into Turkey at the Turkish-Syrian border yesterday near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey. The Turkish deputy prime minister said some 60,000 Syrian Kurds had fled across the border as Islamic State militants shelled villages close to the border. Photograph:   Getty Images

Islamic State urged its followers today to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy (...)

Fewer than one in three of today’s members of the United States House of Representatives were in Congress in 2002 for the vote that authorised Preside(...)