US secretary of state John Kerry: “If in the end we are able to reach a deal, it has to be one that can withstand the test of time. It is not a test of a matter of days, or weeks, or months. It is a test for decades. That is our goal here.” Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

As protracted negotiations to agree an elusive nuclear deal with Iran entered a 13th day, US secretary of state John Kerry said real progress had b(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry: said the negotiations “could go either way”. Photograph: Reuters/Leonhard Foeger

The conclusion of a nuclear agreement with Iran, should it happen, will mark only the start of negotiations at home for the White House as it has b(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan spoke about the plight of undocumented Irish in the US. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said the plight of undocumented Irish in the US is “not just a St Patrick’s Day issue”. Along with T(...)

The private dealings involving Hillary Clinton and her  advisers were revealed through emails released in response to  her use of a personal email account to conduct US government business. Photograph: Reuters

Hillary Clinton ruled herself out of a panel discussion on Northern Ireland in 2009 involving Irish and British politicians at a meeting of her family(...)

Binyamin Netanyahu: “I don’t want a one-state solution. I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution. But for that circumstances have to change”

Binyamin Netanyahu has backtracked from an election promise that there would be no Palestinian state if he was re-elected Israeli prime minister.Only(...)

New York immigrant families gather in Manhattan to reject a court order freezing President Barack Obama’s immigration reforms. Photograph: Mariano Andrade/AFP/Getty Images

The Obama administration will by Monday ask an appeals court for a temporary ruling lifting a Texas judge’s order halting the president’s orders to pr(...)

U.S. President Barack Obama. His proposals face little chance of passing the Republican-led Congress.

The White House has ruled out making a proposed mandatory 14 per cent tax on stockpiled profits of US multinationals in countries such as Ireland vol(...)

President Barack Obama: the House of Representatives has voted to overturn his orders from November protecting millions of illegal immigrants from deportation

The Republican-led House of Representatives has voted to overturn President Obama’s orders from November protecting millions of illegal immigrants (...)

Email exchanges between major Hollywood players have been exposed by the recent hack into Sony Pictures.  Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

Embarrassing, racially tinged emails about President Barack Obama‘s imagined movie tastes, leaked by hackers and published by Internet gossip sites, p(...)

Demonstrators march through Washington following a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a New York police officer in the choke-hold death of Eric Garner. Photograph: Reuters

The sign over the Department of Justice in Washington reads: “The place of justice is a hallowed place.” For protesters circling the building, the Ame(...)