Barrack Obama during a news conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today. Photograph: STR/EPA

President Barack Obama has lashed out at Republican presidential candidates for making what he called “ridiculous” claims about his policies and “outr(...)

Ahead of the field: Donald Trump in Texas on Thursday. He said he’s confident of winning the Hispanic vote. Photograph: Matthew Busch/Getty

On Tuesday the Republican senator Lindsey Graham, one of 16 candidates seeking his party’s presidential nomination in the 2016 US elections, appear(...)

A woman mourns at the memorial site outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: John Taggart, EPA

A historic black church in Charleston will hold its first service since nine members of its congregation were shot dead during a Bible study session. (...)

 Donald Trump  announces his candidacy for the US presidency at Trump Tower  in New York City. Mr Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House. Photograph: Christopher Gregory/Getty Images

Canadian rock veteran Neil Young has continued a American tradition of recording artists asking Republican candidates to stop playing their music afte(...)

Republican US presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida. Photograph: Joe Skipper/Reuters

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush vowed to fix a dysfunctional Washington as he began his US presidential bid on Monday with an attempt to move out (...)

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is entering a presidential contest vastly different in size, pace and cost to those which his father and brother took part in. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Nearly 27 years after his father was elected president, moulding a political dynasty that would propel one son into a governor’s office and another in(...)

Jeb Bush is to announce announce he will seek the Republican party nomination to contest the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Getty Images

Jeb Bush will formally launch his 2016 White House bid on Monday searching for momentum to break out of a crowded field for the Republican presidentia(...)

Donald Trump is in Co Clare. Speaking to radio, he said: “I’m going to announce something that I think is going to be very dramatic and is going to make a lot of people very happy on June 16th.” Photograph: PA

US businessman Donald Trump has said he will make a “dramatic” announcement on June 16th amid speculation that he could run for the White House. Spea(...)

Aidan Gavin (left) of  DTZ Sherry FitzGerald,   former governor of Maryland  Martin O’Malley  and  Mark FitzGerald  of Sherry FitzGerald Group.

US presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley is stressing his relative youth as he prepares to challenge the perception that Hillary Clinton’s campaign (...)

The woman with 40 names: Cecilia McKitterick faced financial ruin, public exposure and likely imprisonment.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Tom Ruttle is to be buried in his family’s plot in Boolaglass, the townland near Askeaton, in Co Limerick, where he was brought up. His body was disco(...)