Hillary  Clinton speaks at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit in New York on  April 23. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It is hardly Machiavellian to state that the strongest political candidate draws the fiercest attacks. The salvos being fired at 2016 presidential con(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren: ‘No more secret deals. No more special deals for multinational corporations.’ Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Powers that would allows US president Barack Obama to agree trade deals with Asian countries and the European Union, as well as the deals themselve(...)

US president Barack Obama delivers a statpment in  White House in  on Thursday in which he apologised for a counterterrorism operation in January that accidentally killed two aid workers held hostage by al Qaeda. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Barack Obama expressed his “deepest apologies” on behalf of his government over the killing of two aid workers, an American and an Itali(...)

Former New York City investment banker Jason Lee walks with his wife Alicia into Suffolk County Court. Photograph: AP Photo/Frank Eltman

Lawyers for a former US banker accused of raping an Irish J-1 student at a popular New York resort have failed in their bid to use the refusal of her (...)

A sketch of assistant US attorney Nadine Pellegrini speaking during the sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who isseen gesturing in a photograph. Photograph: Jane Collins/Reuters

Convicted Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was painted as an “unrepentant killer” by a prosecutor as a jury was shown a photograph of the s(...)

Hillary Clinton meets and greets supporters after a discussion at Whitney Brothers in Keene, New Hampshire, on Monday. New Hampshire will be the first to hold a presidential primary. Photograph: The New York Times

The event is beautifully staged: the owner of the business and six employees sit around as Hillary Rodham Clinton fields questions and shares her view(...)

Tatyana McFadden celebrates with Bill Richard, the father of Boston bombing victim Martin Richard, after McFadden won the women’s wheelchair marathon in Boston yesterday. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Security was tight yesterday for the second marathon since the Boston bombings as spectators lined the route to cheer on the 30,000 runners.On Boston (...)

Businessman Galen Weston donated to the party. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Donors to Fianna Fáil’s US fundraising arm over almost two decades included well-known businessmen, monsignors, unions and companies including the US (...)

On Sunday night the 67-year-old posted a photo on social media website Twitter posing with a family of four, saying she had “loaded the van” and “met a great family when we stopped this afternoon”

Chris Learn, a 19-year-old student, could hardly believe what he was seeing when the former secretary of state and newly declared presidential candida(...)

Hillary Clinton announced her campaign for the US presidency in a video posted to hillaryclinton.com.   Photograph: Hillary For America via AP

Hillary Rodham Clinton has officially launched her second attempt to become the first female US president, firing the starting gun on the 2016 pres(...)