Presidential candidate Donald Trump  claimed Ted Cruz “stole” the Republican caucuses and accused him of “fraud”. Photograph: Charles Krupa/AP Photo

Billionaire Donald Trump, smarting from his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, the country’s first presidential nominating contest, has escala(...)

 US President Barack Obama  listens to a question from Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu during a live town hall event with CNN’s Anderson Cooper  on reducing gun violence in America. Photograph: EPA/AUDE GUERRUCCI / POOL

Qantas the safest airline for third year running The list of the world’s safest airlines has been released by airlineratings.com, and Australia’s Qant(...)

Heba Alsharbaty (Mother) , Khilood Jaddoa (Grandmother) of 10 Month Old Yousif Hussein and (Grand father) Fadhil Alsharbaty origionally from Baghdad in Iraq, now living in Rathfarnham during the first of three citizenship ceremonies held at the Convention Centre earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

On Wednesday US president Barack Obama altered his schedule to represent the United States government at a naturalisation ceremony in Washington. His (...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters after a Pearl Harbor Day rally aboard the USS Yorktown memorial in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Photograph: Ramdall Hill/Reuters

None of the inflammatory verbal bombs that businessman Donald Trump has dropped since he declared his presidential candidacy six months ago have damag(...)

Fianna Fail TD Robert Troy: “It is a challenge and an opportunity for all of us to do what is right,’’ he told Dáil

Climate change is very much on the agenda for the election. Indeed the threat to voters is so great that a political public health warning may be re(...)

 British prime minister David Cameron  in the House of Commons as he argued the case for Britain to join air strikes in Syria. Photograph: AFP Photo/ Getty Images

David Cameron told MPs that attacking Islamic State in Syria would help make the United Kingdom safer, adding that the country could not outsou(...)

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Tennessee that he would “build a big, beautiful safe zone” inside Syria where people could find refuge.  Photograph: Wade Payne/AP

More than half of America’s states are refusing to accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks as Republican presidential contenders propo(...)

Blackberry brochures: the company was reduced to bit-players with a 1 per cent share of the smartphone market

The rise of RIM, the firm behind Blackberry, from tiny upstart Canadian company to a $20 billion corporation, employing about 20,000 staff and owning (...)

It appears that the brutal attack on Charlie Hebdo in January was just a curtain raiser, a taste of what was to come. And the chilling prospect after (...)

The decorative flowers of the late- summer flowering, highly poisonous perennial Aconitum. Photograph: Richard Johnston

‘Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble . . .” When a hapless Irish chef inadvertently poisoned his wealthy employers back in (...)