Secretary of state John Kerry: Voting against Iran nuclear deal would be a “self-destructive blow to our nation’s leadership”. Photograph: Getty Images

President Barack Obama has scored a major victory by securing the support of Democrat Barbara Mikulski as the 34th senator to back his nuclear deal wi(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy:   said she had received frequent visits while in prison from other parents whose children she had cared for in the US. Photograph: Keith Bedford/ Boston Globe via AP

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy declared her “worst nightmare” to be finally over as she spoke publicly for the first time since a murder charge ag(...)

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton: criticised for sending “classified” information on a private server. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Emails released in the political storm over Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email address for official business as US secretary of state sho(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy  (37), was on Tuesday detained by US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officers in Boston for a long-standing violation of a tourist visa from Ireland issued in 2002 after overstaying the period of the visa, a spokesman for the agency told The Irish Times. File photograph: Middlesex District Attorney/PA Wire

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy was arrested by US immigration agents in Boston on Tuesday after being formally released from state custody by law (...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy: she has spent 27 months in jail and a further three months under house arrest.  Photograph: Charles Krupa/AP

Continual delays in handing over medical evidence were the first hint that the prosecution’s murder case against Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy ov(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden: still weighing up whether his family can cope with the rigours of a national campaign

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s clumsy handling of the controversy over her use of a private email address as secretary of state has left some Democrats unsu(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy at a hearing in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts last year. Photograph: Elise Amendola/AP Photo

US prosecutors have dropped murder and assault charges against Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy over the death of a baby she was minding after docto(...)

A memorial to journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward outside the offices of  WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia.  Photograph: Chris Keane

It’s 56 seconds long, a video of two murders being executed with the intention of having the maximum public exposure. The killing of two journalists (...)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Craig Lassig/Reuters

Allegations about a “slush fund” being operated by Hillary Clinton out of Northern Ireland and the organising of a dinner at the Residence members’(...)

Unionist parties are threatening to collapse the powersharing Stormont government over the alleged IRA activity.

A former member of the defunct Northern Ireland watchdog that monitored whether paramilitaries adhered to the peace process has said it is “not unrea(...)