President Obama last year criticised US firms for becoming “magically” Irish through takeovers

It’s not us, it’s you. This should be the response to any political criticism directed Ireland’s way as multinationals swap American head-office addre(...)

Supporters of the victorious presidential hopeful of the Cambiemos party, Mauricio Macri celebrate his win in downtown Buenos Aires on November 22, 2015. Photograph: Emiliano Lasalvia/AFP/Getty Images

Conservative opposition challenger Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, bringing to an end more than a decade of free-spen(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry on his way out of the Elysee Palace: welcomed the agreement. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Joe Biden led the Obama administration’s praise of the Northern Ireland political agreement, saying that he was “glad” to see a deal(...)

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Tennessee that he would “build a big, beautiful safe zone” inside Syria where people could find refuge.  Photograph: Wade Payne/AP

More than half of America’s states are refusing to accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks as Republican presidential contenders propo(...)

US president Barack Obama speaks at the Center for Law and Justice at Rutgers University-Newark in New Jersey, on November 2nd. Mr Obama is to ask the Supreme Court to clear the way for his long-delayed immigration overhaul. Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama intends to ask the US supreme court to approve his sweeping plans to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation (...)

A Democratic Party supporter in Louisville takes down a sign supporting Jack Conway, the defeated candidate in the Kentucky governorship election. Photograph: Philip Scott Andrew/The New York Times

A California state politician, a Democrat from the San Francisco Bay area, wants a Bill passed that would allow people to take selfies while castin(...)

Extending British air strikes into Syria is off the political agenda after an influential Commons  cross-party committee warned against  such a move. Photograph: PA

The prospect of a British House of Commons vote on extending British air strikes into Syria is off the political agenda after an influential, cross-pa(...)

Meltwater flows along the Greenland ice sheet, one of the biggest and fastest-melting chunks of ice on Earth. Photograph: Josh Haner/the New York Times

The midnight sun still gleamed at 1am across the brilliant expanse of the Greenland ice sheet. Brandon Overstreet, a doctoral candidate in hydrology a(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley speaks at an event in Des Moines, Iowa. Photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuter

Supporters of US Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley are launching a new group,“Irish Americans for O’Malley,” to coral support for the (...)

A screenshot from the Monty Python-esque video ‘Song of Shisanwu’ featuring Chinese president Xi Jinping

At first glance, it’s hard to know whether the video is something achingly ironic or something hilariously funny that hipster pranksters somehow sneak(...)