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These letters were not just letters; they were highly contrived, insufferably self-conscious miniature diaries, stretching over several days, and featuring scrawled quotes from Keats or Beckett, or whoever was on the Leaving Cert that year. Photograph: Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images

I can still recite it, almost word for word. “Dear Jennifer,” it opened in his distinctive spidery hand. “It is with a heavy heart that I write to le(...)

US president Donald Trump waves goodbye as he enters Air Force One after participating in the East Asia Summit in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

US president Donald Trump skipped the plenary session of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila on Tuesday because of scheduling delay(...)

Students Katie McCabe, Jay Pope and Ayrton Kelly at Outhouse on Capel Street, Dublin. Some 70% of LGBTI young people feel schools in Ireland are still not fully inclusive of these students. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The election of Barack Obama heralded the end of racism in America, in much the same way as the marriage referendum in Ireland eradicated homophobia a(...)

Samantha Power addresses the United Nations Security Council. Photograph: Manuel Elias/The United Nations via AP

“I’d never spent a long time thinking about symbols before I was in my UN role,” says former US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, on w(...)

 Vietnam’s prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US president Donald Trump  and Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte join hands for the family photo during the South East Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Manila on Monday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has hailed his “great relationship” with Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, who stands accused of acting with impunity over a brutal (...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit gala dinner in Manila. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

For the last week on the road, US president Donald Trump had been measured, disciplined and studiously scripted as he picked his way through the geopo(...)

Former president Barack Obama waves to a crowd as he attends Cook County jury duty in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Getty Images

Former US president Barack Obama has arrived at court in Chicago for jury duty. Wearing a sport coat and shirt, but no tie, Mr Obama waved as he walk(...)

A car passes by the Telegrafo Hotel in Havana on Wednesday. Tighter restrictions on US travellers to Cuba will go into effect on Thursday, the White House  said. Photograph: Yamil Lagey/AFP/Getty Images

The US government made it tougher on Wednesday for Americans to book trips and do business with Cuba, making good on a pledge by President Donald Tru(...)

Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

It is exactly a year since Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States. Following his victory, Irish Times Abroad received a deluge o(...)

Virginia governor-elect Ralph Northam walks onstage to celebrate his election at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP

Voters delivered their first forceful rebuke of President Donald Trump and his party on Tuesday night, with Democrats exploiting Mr Trump’s deep unpop(...)

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