Prince George meets US President Barack Obama  at Kensington Palace in London on April 22nd, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama poked fun at Prince George, Donald Trump and himself during his speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday. His spee(...)

President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in  Washington on Saturday. Photograph: AP

President Barack Obama poked fun at Hillary Clinton’s lack of appeal among young people Saturday night, joking at the annual White House press corps d(...)

Leslie Odum jnr, from the Broadway musical Hamilton, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and New York  mayor Bill de Blasio perform at the 94th annual Inner Circle Dinner on Saturday. Photograph: David Handschuh/The Inner Circle Via AP

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has defended a racially charged joke that he told during a weekend skit with Democratic presidential favourite Hil(...)

Headlines screaming ‘Deportations to begin’ and ‘Markets sink as trade war looms’ top a parody newspaper front page the Boston Globe on Saturday. Photograph: The Boston Globe/Twitter

Headlines screaming “Deportations to begin” and “Markets sink as trade war looms” top a parody newspaper front page the Boston Globe posted on Saturda(...)

Appalled Republicans may rail against Donald Trump’s arrogant ignorance. But how different, really, are the party’s mainstream leaders?

Remember Paul Ryan? The speaker of the house used to be a media darling, lionised as the epitome of the serious, honest conservative – never mind thos(...)

Republican would-be presidential candidate Donald Trump at Fountain Park, Arizona, during a campaign rally. Photograph: Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Most people would be upset to be at the centre of an agitated national debate about whether they were more like Hitler, Mussolini, Idi Amin, George Wa(...)

Michael Flatley performing during the opening of his show ‘Celtic Tiger’ in 2006.

Dancer Michael Flatley spoke proudly of a gruelling 20-year career in the spotlight as he was honoured by the American Ireland Fund in Washington on t(...)

Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be the Democratic nominee. Photograph: AP

The third successive “Super Tuesday” state nominating contests in the US presidential election threw up two significant outcomes: Hillary Clinton wil(...)

US president Barack Obama smiles as acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny presents him with a bowl shamrock during a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House in Washington DC. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images.

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has put pressure on Fianna Fail to engage in talks on forming a coalition government by demanding the party face up to its(...)

US president Barack Obama  at the annual Friends of Ireland Lunch at the US Capitol in Washington, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the table,  March 15th, 2016. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan warmed up Taoiseach Enda Kenny, President Barack Obama and the rest of the audience at his St Pat(...)