The private dealings involving Hillary Clinton and her  advisers were revealed through emails released in response to  her use of a personal email account to conduct US government business. Photograph: Reuters

Hillary Clinton ruled herself out of a panel discussion on Northern Ireland in 2009 involving Irish and British politicians at a meeting of her family(...)

A man watches a television broadcast of US president Barack Obama speaking, in Havana on Wednesday. Mr Obama said the US would increase contacts with the Cuban people and engage with the Havana government, civil society and ordinary Cubans. Photograph: Enrique de la Osa/Reuters

The United States and Cuba have agreed to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, officially restoring diplomatic relations more than a half centur(...)

Ireland’s Ambassador Anne Anderson to the US said she would have preferred if the New York Times had removed from its website an article on the Berkeley tragedy, which she called ‘insensitive’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland’s Ambassador to the US said she would have preferred if the New York Times had removed from its website an article on the Berkeley tragedy, w(...)

Workers remove part of the fourth floor balcony that fell off at the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley. Seven supporting beams gave way. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP

Fr Brendan McBride, who runs San Francisco’s Irish Immigration Pastoral Centre, has been helping Irish students who were at Tuesday’s birthday party i(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton speaking during the Forbes’ 2015 Philanthropy Summit Awards dinner in New York City last week. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Former US president Bill Clinton has insisted that criticism of his family’s charitable foundation is nothing more than “politicking” during an electi(...)

Journalist Ibrahim Aladrawi looks on behind bars with a sign reading “Journalist” taped over his mouth during his court appearance with Muslim Brotherhood members on the outskirts of Cairo, earlier this month. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt summoned the US ambassador in Cairo to show displeasure at Muslim Brotherhood figures coming to Washington for a private conference, sources fam(...)

Gerard Araud, the French ambassador to the US, next to a photograph taken by his partner, Pascal Blondeau, at his residence in Washington. After a distinguished career in the French foreign ministry, Araud is trumpeting his support for same-sex marriage. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times

I’m a little worried about the French ambassador to the United States. Sure, he’s good-looking and charming and popular and lives in the most romanti(...)

Fire is extinguished at shops destroyed by shelling on  the outskirts of Donetsk, Ukraine, on  June 3rd,  2015. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine’s defence minister said an attempt (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry was in Geneva to meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva in an effort to bridge differences on a far-reaching nuclear deal that is to be sealed by the end of next month. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

US secretary of state John Kerry broke his right leg in an accident while cycling a portion of the Tour de France route near Scionzier, France, on Sun(...)

Cuba’s president Raul Castro shakes hands with US president Barack Obama : Cuba was added to the terror list in 1982 after the US accused it of supporting terrorist groups in Latin America, including the Revolutionary Armed Forced of Colombia, Farc. Photograph:Jonathan Ernst

In a further step towards normalised relations, Washington has removed Cuba from its list of states that sponsor terrorism, paving the way for restora(...)