Rogue trader John Rusnak: pleaded guilty to defrauding AIB subsidiary Allfirst in 2002 and was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. He has since run a dry-cleaning and laundry business in the Baltimore area

John Rusnak, the rogue trader who cost AIB $691 million, has said he will not testify at a US trial in which the bank is suing Citibank for $(...)

Chicago police officers line up  during a protest for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was fatally shot and killed in October 2014. Photograph. Paul Beaty/AP Photo

Chicago is bracing itself for more unrest as the city reacted to the release on Tuesday of a video showing a knife-wielding black teenager being sho(...)

French president Francois Hollande talks with Barack Obama during a meeting at the Oval Office in  the White House. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

France and the United States have agreed to step up their fight against Islamic State, pledging to increase co-operation and expand air strikes agains(...)

President Obama last year criticised US firms for becoming “magically” Irish through takeovers

It’s not us, it’s you. This should be the response to any political criticism directed Ireland’s way as multinationals swap American head-office addre(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm and his wife Lorraine Drumm. File photograph: Josh Reynolds/The Irish Times

A US court has rejected an appeal by former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm against his failed bankruptcy bid, claiming that a judge made(...)

Donald Trump: criticised in tweets by Democratic mayor of New Jersey and Republican former governor of New York.   Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Businessman Donald Trump, the poll leader in the race to be Republican presidential nominee, has drawn fire again by claiming that “thousands and t(...)

Hillary Clinton speaks about terrorism at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, on Thursday. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has called for more intensified and broader fight against Islamic State militants to include a no-(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry on his way out of the Elysee Palace: welcomed the agreement. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Joe Biden led the Obama administration’s praise of the Northern Ireland political agreement, saying that he was “glad” to see a deal(...)

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(...)

Democratic presidential hopefuls Martin O’Malley  and Hillary Clinton take part in the second Democratic presidential primary debate in Des Moines. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris attacks pushed the Islamic State to the top of the agenda at the second US Democratic presidential debate as the candidates clashed on what (...)