White House chief of staff John Kelly said an investigation was under way into the circumstances surrounding the ambush that killed four US troops in Niger earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

White House chief of staff John Kelly defended US president Donald Trump’s handling of a phone call with the widow of a fallen US soldier as the four-(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks about Iran and the nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, US. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal but stopped short of ripping up the agree(...)

John Kelly, the White House chief-of-staff, said that US president Donald Trump  was “deep in thought, to say the least, about the way ahead in Iran”. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump will announce his decision on the Iran nuclear deal on Friday as the president comes under mounting pressure not to abandon (...)

A file picture from Bloody Sunday in Derry on January 30th, 1972. Father Edward Daly and others are seen running down the street with an injured man after soldiers opened fire on protestors.

Former members of the Official IRA could face prosecution for their actions on Bloody Sunday.  A file on one former member of the Official IRA h(...)

Harry Dean Stanton photographed in Los Angeles in October 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

Veteran US actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91, his agent has said. The actor had appeared in dozens of films including Repo Man, Coo(...)

Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to US president Donald Trump. “Whether my contribution ultimately lives up to the expectations of some of the harshest critics? Only time will tell.” Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

At sundown on August 12th, about 24 hours after neo-Nazis marched in the streets of Charlottesville, wielding torches and chanting “Jews will not repl(...)

US president Donald Trump  with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi  in the Oval Office of the White House on September 6th. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Senior Democrats stunned Washington on Wednesday by claiming that they had agreed with Donald Trump on a plan to protect so-called Dreamers, young imm(...)

 Ivan Yates has had more comebacks than Sinatra.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

What is it with floridly opinionated male broadcasters of a certain age and the tersely macho titles of their shows? Eamon Dunphy started the trend wi(...)

Special forces from the Capital Defense Command take part in a military drill in Seoul, South Korea . Photograph: Seo Myung-Gon/Yonhap/via Reuters

The US ambassador to the United Nations has said North Korea is “begging for war” by testing a nuclear weapon over the weekend. In response, Nikki H(...)

A scene from ‘The Drummer and the Keeper’

“I suppose I have been a serial monogamist in terms of career,” Nick Kelly laughs. “I have been a mono-careerist. Is that it?” That makes sense. Kell(...)