The publication by the US Senate intelligence committee of its devastating 525-page report on the post- 9/11 CIA torture of detainees raises profound (...)

US president Barack Obama  is unlikely to heed external calls for CIA torturers to be held to account and prosecuted.  Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The firestorm sparked by the US Senate report into brutal CIA torture of al-Qaeda suspects during the George W Bush era and claims that the agency lie(...)

US president Barack Obama, seen through a teleprompter,  at the White House in Washington yesterday, where he announced new actions to invest in and expand access to high-quality early learning opportunities across the country. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Simon CarswellWashington CorrespondentThe firestorm sparked by the US Senate report into brutal CIA torture of al-Qaeda suspects during the George W B(...)

US president Barack Obama  has said the Senate report brought to light a “troubling” CIA programme involving practices that were “contrary to our values”.Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters 1:08

The Central Intelligence Agency lied about “brutal” interrogations that amounted to torture in the years after the September 2001 attacks on the Unite(...)

US president Barack Obama said the CIA “’tortured some folks’ after the September 11th, 2001 attacks. Photoraph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama said the CIA “tortured some folks” after the September 11th, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Co(...)

A US flag flies in front of the Brandenburg Gate, near the US embassy in Berlin. Germany’s expulsion of the CIA station chief in Berlin is close to a diplomatic nuclear option and is unprecedented in the postwar history of German-US relations. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

A few years before he died in 2006, the former East German spy chief Markus Wolf, known as “the man without a face”, told me about the qualities he(...)

Gerard Denneny: “The hotel scene here [New York] has become much more competitive over the years.”

New York isn’t an easy place in which to succeed. This is especially true for those brave enough to work in the hospitality sector, arguably one of th(...)

With questions that drew real life into the maths exam, Project Maths is doing what it says on the tin: drug trials, unemployment and charity fundrais(...)

Eoghan O Ronain, Alex Browne and Eliza Van Veen   discuss the Leaving Cert maths paper after completing it at Coláiste Mhuire, Crosshaven, Co Cork, today.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

There was a collective sigh of relief as students across the country opened Mathematics Paper 1.While debate around the new Project Maths syllabus and(...)

Full list of candidates The redrawing of electoral boundaries has thrust many of Kilkenny’s 57 local election candidates into unfamiliar territory(...)