Donald Trump speaking to supporters and the media at Trump Tower in Manhattan following his victory in the Indiana primary. Some Republicans fear a Trump candidacy will damage the party’s changes of retaining control of Congress. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The emergence of Donald Trump as the likely Republican presidential nominee has left senior party figures grappling to respond to the prospect of the (...)

British Labour’s 1983 manifesto was dismissed by one of its own as “the longest suicide note in history”. That inglorious accolade should now pass by (...)

Spain’s King Felipe signs a decree to dissolve parliament and call new elections during a meeting with parliamentary speaker Patxi Lopez at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. Photograph: Courtesy of Casa de S.M. el Rey/Handout via Reuters

King Felipe has dissolved Spain’s parliament and called fresh elections for June, after four months of political limbo during which parties failed to (...)

The FBI has requested an expansion of their ability to hack into suspects’ computers. Stock photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The US Congress has seven months to block a potentially massive expansion of the government’s ability to hack into suspects’ computers. At the FBI’s(...)

President Barack Obama walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base after returning from a foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, England and Germany. Photograph: AP/Susan Walsh

Barack Obama is in the final months of his presidency and keen to justify his domestic and international achievements before he leaves office. His fin(...)

Smoke pours from the  World Trade Center in New York after it was struck by two planes during  the September 11th attacks in 2001: 15 of the 19 people involved in the attacks were Saudi citizens. Photograph: David Surowiecki/Getty Images

Twenty-eight pages of the 2002 joint congressional inquiry into 9/11 lie in a guarded vault in the basement of the US Capitol building. Former presi(...)

Workplace safety and health is about remembering always, not just once a year.

Imagine a truly horrendous and unforgettable moment, a moment experienced by hundreds of Irish families over the past 10 years and more. It could star(...)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (L) and his wife Mary Pat (R) listen as Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during Trump’s five state primary night event in New York City on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Donald Trump declared himself “the presumptive nominee” to stand as the Republican candidate in November’s presidential election after a clean sweep o(...)

Policemen and soldiers survey earthquake damage in  the Tarqui area of Manta, Ecuador on April 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images

The death toll from Ecuador’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 654 people, according to the country’s emergency management (...)

Tesco workers show solidarity at the Mandate Trade Union Conference in Galway. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

If Tesco workers fail in their battle to protect pay and conditions, the “negative ripple effect” for all private sector workers would be “significant(...)