A woman passes a graffiti artwork depicting Russian president Vladimir Putin  extending a hand to the Ukrainian people in the Crimean city of Simferopol yesterday. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin called US president Barack Obama yesterday to discuss a US diplomatic proposal for Ukraine, according to the White(...)

A worker prepares a security camera outside the Rijksmuseum  in Amsterdam yesterday ahead of US president Barack Obama’s visit. Obama, who will be attending the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, will visit the Rijksmuseum today. Photograph: Reuters/Cris Toala Olivares

US president Barack Obama arrived in the Netherlands for four days of meetings with European allies in a visit likely to be dominated by the cri(...)

A Ukrainian soldier  guards a checkpoint near the village of Salkovo, in the Kherson region adjacent to Crimea. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

The EU last night agreed to expand targeted sanctions on Russia after the US stepped up its response to the crisis in Ukraine by imposing sanct(...)

US president Barack Obama speaking on the south lawn of the White House yesterday. “Russia must know that further escalation will only isolate it further from the international community,” he said. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama yesterday announced additional sanctions against 20 high-level Russian government o(...)

Former US ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Mr Rooney stood down in late 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke

The United States has been without an ambassador in Ireland for 15 months now, the longest period the country has not had a top diplomat in Dub(...)

A woman cries while meeting US president Barack Obama at the Coral Reef High School in Miami, Florida, last week. Photograph: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

If you can’t spell it, you can’t get it. President Barack Obama pulled a Quayle Thursday night at a White House performance by the women of sou(...)

Just how beneficial can a loophole in Irish law be when a US multinational company exploits it to save close to a €1 billion in corporation tax(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry stands beside a barricade at the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

As the crisis in Ukraine escalated over the weekend, a senior United States government official said in a briefing call on Sunday that the Whit(...)

A report by a US Senate committee has found Credit Suisse misled investors about growth in its private banking unit.  Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Credit Suisse helped US customers hide as much as $10 billion (€7.3 billion) in assets from the Internal Revenue Service, more than double the (...)

Robert Byrd of West Virginia was the longest-serving member of Congress, and one of the most munificent in diverting funds to his home state

In downtown Charleston, West Virginia’s state capital, there is a colossal building that Pierre L’Enfant himself would have been proud to see on one o(...)

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