President Barack Obama addresses US soldiers about his strategy to fight the Islamic State at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, yesterday. Photograph: Brian Blanco/EPA

US president Barack Obama has insisted that his strategy to destroy Islamic State (IS) fighters would not involve sending US armed forces into anothe(...)

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel (left) and joint chiefs of staff chairman Gen Martin Dempsey testify on Capitol Hill yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

The highest-ranking military officer in the United States has said he would advise US president Barack Obama to send in ground troops to fight Isla(...)

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and her husband, former US president Bill Clinton, at the Harkin ‘steak fry’ in Indianola, Iowa. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

Hillary Clinton has sent another strong signal that she may run for the presidency in 2016 when she returned to the politically significant state o(...)

Members of Argentina’s chamber of deputies begin a debate over a bill to locally pay the bondholders who can not collect in the United States due a judge in New York on behalf of investment funds that are suing the South American country. Photograph: Fernando Sturla/EPA

Argentina’s Congress gave final approval today to a law proposing to restructure the country’s debt to skirt a US court ruling that forced it into its(...)

US president Barack Obama  had promised  to overhaul the immigration system by the end of the summer. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

President Barack Obama has parked the possibility of taking executive action on the issue of US immigration reform fearing the effect on the Congress(...)

Too close for comfort: Kay Hagan’s opponents have used her kiss from Barack Obama last week against her. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty
Obama: kiss of death?

High on a shelf above a counter in the Raleigh Times Bar is an empty pint glass, sitting encased in front of a US presidential seal. This is the glass(...)

US president Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the end of the Nato summit in Newport, Wales. Mr Obama said he will soon announce his plan to address US immigration reform. Photograph: Doug Mills/ The New York Times.

US president Barack Obama today said he will soon announce his plan to address US immigration reform, but sidestepped questions about whether he wo(...)

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: treatment of her in the halls of Capitol Hill shows even the highest offices in the land are not immune from sexual harassment that is common against women elsewhere in American society. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Kirsten Gillibrand, the junior Democratic senator from New York, sparked a flurry of watercooler chatter, talkshow outrage and online indignation in t(...)

The advice offered to the Government by tax advisers to major US multinational companies in Ireland is scarcely surprising. Tax Executives Institute ((...)

An Islamic State militant uses announces to residents of Taqba city that Tabqa air base has fallen to his group. Photograph: Reuters

Senior Republicans yesterday called for expanded air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and for the first time in Syria, to destroy th(...)