Crowd control: President Obama at the baseball game between Tampa Bay Rays and Cuba’s national team, in Havana. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Niurka Céspedes walks along San Juan de Dios Street in Old Havana with a few groceries. She spends her days minding her blind 76-year-old mother, who (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to give a report on the progress of government formation when the Dáil returns next Tuesday. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Dáil returns next Tuesday – yes! for one day only, folks! – when Enda Kenny is due to give a report on the progress of government formation. At t(...)

Hillary Clinton at the end of her day-long appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill last week. Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

Nobody plays the victim like Hillary. She can wield that label like a wrecking ball. If her husband humiliates her with a girlfriend in the Oval Offic(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has blasted the House select committee  as a “partisan arm of the Republican national committee”  ahead of her appearance before it. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

There have been nine investigations into the deadly attacks on the US outpost in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11th, 2012, and none has unearthed any (...)

US president Barack Obama extends his hand to Cuban president Raul Castro at the start of their meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, September 29th, 2015. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama has met Cuban president Raul Castro at the United Nations in New York, marking the first meeting between the leaders of the (...)

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (right) is congratulated by Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn after signing a peace agreement in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on Wednesday. Photograph: Jok Solomun/Reuters

South Sudan’s president has signed a peace deal to end a 20-month conflict with rebels, but he told regional African leaders at the ceremony he still(...)

“ ‘We are not seeking a grand bargain’, said John Kerry in Riyadh after his nuclear talks with Iranian ministers in Switzerland.”  Photograph: REUTERS/Brian Snyder

‘We are not seeking a grand bargain”, said United States secretary of state John Kerry in Riyadh after his nuclear talks with Iranian ministers in Swi(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu (C) during his speech to US Congress. Mr Netanyahu used his speech to warn the US government against a nuclear deal with Iran. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has warned the US against agreeing to a nuclear deal with Iran and working with a country “deeply rooted in (...)

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit was “destructive to the fabric” of the US-Israel relationship and endangered the US’s traditional bipartisan support for the Jewish state. Photograph: Getty Images

Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu hopes his controversial speech later today before the United States Congress, in which he will warn against the emer(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the  American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference yesterday. Mr Netanyahu is to address  Congress today. Photograph: Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress today in one of the most politically divisive speeches by a foreign(...)