Police secure the street outside the Turkish embassy during a visit by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 16th, 2017 in Washington, DC, after Mr Erdogan’s security detail had clashed with pro-Kurdish protesters. Photograph: Dave Clark/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington prosecutors have charged a dozen Turkish security and police officers with assault after an attack on protesters during Turkish president R(...)

A statue of Robert E Lee is removed from  a 70ft column at a prominent traffic circle in New Orleans, May 19th, 2017. Opposition to the removal of the statue and three others symbolic of the Confederacy has been intense; the state legislature passed a law in an attempt to thwart the removals, and contractors involved have been threatened. Photograph: Edmund D Fountain/New York Times

The easy-listening white supremacists who surged out of the shadows during the presidential campaign are no less dangerous than their white power surv(...)

Former director of national intelligence James Clapper: “the Russians have to consider this [Comey’s sacking] as another victory on the scoreboard for them”. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Former director of national intelligence James Clapper has accused US president Donald Trump of placing American democratic institutions “under assaul(...)

US president Donald Trump is seeking to make good on his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.  Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Donald Trump’s effort to roll back Obamacare gained momentum on Wednesday as Republican leaders scheduled a vote in the House of Representat(...)

The inaugural Irish Heritage evening takes place at Nationals Park on Tuesday. Photograph: Carol M Highsmith/Wikimedia Commons

He has famously been lukewarm about his adopted city since moving to Washington DC from his native New York in January. But on April 4th, president D(...)

US president Donald Trump waves as he walks across the south lawn of the White House in Washington late on Saturday. Photograph: J. David Ake/AP Photo

After 100 days in office without passing any major legislation, US president Donald Trump faces a week with a deadline to avert a government shutdown (...)

The Poolbeg incinerator takes its first deliveries. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Poolbeg incinerator took its first deliveries on Monday, with the boilers set to start burning waste from this weekend. At 11.45am, a truck belon(...)

The former US ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney. Born July 20th, 1932; died April 13th, 2017. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dan Rooney, who has died at the age of 84, was famous in his native United States as the owner of the most successful American football team, the Pitt(...)

Eunice Adeleye was born in Ireland to Nigerian parents in 2007. In school her favourite subject is maths. She loves to dress up and get her hair done. Photograph: Kim Haughton

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, and Kim Haughton’s project Portrait of a Century is genius in both its simplicity and impact. The Irish pho(...)

Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

The small Mayo village of Cong is rolling out the red carpet this weekend as it becomes the centre of the golf world for the wedding of Rory McIlroy. (...)