Donald Trump at a rally  in Charleston, West Virginia, on Thursday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has weighed into the Brexit debate, saying that the UK would be “better off without” th(...)

House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan said of Donald Trump: “I think conservatives want to know: does he share our values and our principles.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, has said that he is “not ready” to endorse Donald Trump as his party’s presidentia(...)

Former speaker John Boehner: “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”Photograph: EPA

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has said former speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner “allowed his inner Trump to come out” (...)

Hillary Clinton has 88 per cent of the delegates needed to win the Democratic belt and she leads in the polls in California. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

Even their victory-party music after decisive state wins in the north-east on Tuesday night pointed to how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are only j(...)

 Defence Forces Captain Peter Kelleher  reads the 1916 Proclamation at the ceremony in Washington

The first statue ever created of Irish revolutionary Robert Emmet has been re-dedicated in Washington DC at a ceremony that also jointly marked the ce(...)

Campaigner Adi Roche delivers an impassioned plea to the United Nations general assembly in New York on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Campaigner Adi Roche delivered an impassioned plea to the United Nations general assembly in New York on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear(...)

Donald Trump speaking in Rhode Island: ‘If you collude in business, or if you collude in the stock market, they put you in jail, but in politics, because it’s a rigged system, because it’s a corrupt enterprise, in politics you are allowed to collude.’ Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has rubbished a pact agreed by his rivals, Texas senator Ted Cruz and Ohio governor John Kasich, to (...)

US president Barack Obama is expected to voice his opposition to a British exit from the European Union during his visit to Britain beginning on Thursday night. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US president Barack Obama lunches with Queen Elizabeth on Friday at Windsor Castle and meets prime minister David Cameron, but the focus on his visit (...)

Workers examine the broken joists of the fourth story balcony that collapsed and killed six Irish students at the Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California. Photograph: The New York Times

Three Irish students who stepped off the fourth-floor balcony in Berkeley, California, last summer moments before it collapsed killing five Dublin stu(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton said he “almost” wanted to apologise for his response to Black Lives Matters protesters at a rally in support of his wife in Philadelphia. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Former US president Bill Clinton offered a near-apology to “Black Lives Matters” protesters who interrupted a campaign rally held for his wife, saying(...)