June 14th: Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US president Joe Biden, Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg and Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson arrive for a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Pool/AFP via Getty

America Letter: It remains unclear if special envoy to Northern Ireland will be appointed

Democratic senator Joe Manchin (centre) has proposed a compromise to the voting rights Bill. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/ EPA

Democrats boosted by senator Joe Manchin’s proposed slimmed-down version of Bill

Cian McLaughlin was last seen ten days ago near the Grand Teton National Park

Cian McLaughlin last seen on ‘strenuous’ hike in Grand Teton National Park

US vice-president Kamala Harris (4-L) poses for a photo as president Joe Biden (C) signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/Pool/EPA

US president says date ‘marks the long night of slavery and a promise of a morning to come’

Russian president Vladimir Putin (left) shakes hands with US president Joe Biden prior to the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva on June 16th. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

Meeting between US and Russian leaders will dictate shape of relations for at least a year

Russian president Vladimir Putin shakes hands with US president Joe Biden prior to the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US president warns Russian leader of ‘devastating’ fallout if jailed activist dies

US president Joe Biden attends a bilateral meeting in Geneva, Switzerland,  on Tuesday ahead of a meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/EPA

The Russian leader will get a boost but it’s difficult to see any benefit for the US president

US president Joe Biden sits in a limousine in Geneva. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Pool/AFP via Getty

American president says US will ‘respond in kind’ if Russia continues with cyberactivities

A participant in the Novavax vaccine trial at Howard University in Washington. Photograph: Kenny Holston/The New York Times

US vaccination take-up rates are slowing, as Novavax jab on course for autumn approval

British prime minister Boris Johnson (left) discussed the Northern Ireland protocol during a bilateral meeting with  US president Joe Biden during the G7 summit in Cornwall. Photograph: PA

Bilateral meeting focused on issue that overshadowed G7 summit of world leaders

 New York mayoral candidate Andrew  after visiting St Athanasius Catholic Academy in Brooklyn. Photograph: Getty Images

Seasoned candidates steal a march on front-runner Yang in post-Covid city

JFK airport in New York: Thousands who live and work legally in the US under non-immigrant visas are unable to leave the country as they are not sure if they will be readmitted. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP

America Letter: Thousands working under temporary visas unable to travel home

US vice president Kamala Harris and Guatemalan president Alejandro Giammattei at the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura in Guatemala City on Monday. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Comments following meeting with Guatemalan leader expose muddy messaging

US first lady Jill Biden waves as she sets off with President Joe Biden  from the  White House on his first overseas trip as president. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg

US national security adviser says concern ‘runs very deep’ on Northern Ireland issue

US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden departing the White House on Wednesday. Mr Biden is due to meet with Boris Johnson and other world leaders during the week-long trip to Europe. Photograph:  Chris Kleponis/EPA

British to be urged to find solution and avoid any threat to Good Friday Agreement

Police patrol the waters at St Ives harbour, Cornwall, ahead of Friday’s G7 summit. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

US Wrap: Week-long visit to Europe will take in G7 summit and meeting with Johnson

The US recorded its fastest rate of annual house price growth since 2005 in the first quarter of this year. Photograph: iStock

America Letter: First-time buyers are being priced out while well-heeled Americans snap up second homes

Last month Facebook announced it was maintaining its ban on Donald Trump.  File photograph: Getty

Former US president to speak at North Carolina Republican Party convention

US president Joe Biden: “Do your part. Give it your all. Let’s celebrate a truly historic Independence Day.” Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP

Goal of 70% of US having at least one jab by July 4th helped by offers of beer and free trips

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a remote area of Alaska which is home to polar bears, wolves and other wildlife. Photograph:  Steven Kazlowski/Barcroft Medi via Getty Images

Biden administration reverses Trump-era programme in state’s wildlife refuge

US president Joe Biden speaks during a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre at the Greenwood Cultural Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

President’s visit marks 100 years since hundreds of black residents killed by white mob

US president Joe Biden with military service members at a Covid-19 vaccination site at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia, on Friday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Airlines add more seats and routes to meet pent-up demand

Viola Ford Fletcher (107) about to testify  before a  judiciary sub-committee in Washington DC. She is one of three known survivors of the 1921 race massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in which white mobs gunned down black people in the streets. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times

America Letter: Achieving substantive change in policing would be a true tribute to George Floyd

US president Joe Biden eats an ice cream at Honey Hut Ice Cream in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

US Wrap: President urges ‘bold investments in our families, our communities and our nation’

US representative Marjorie Taylor Greene leaves her office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, earlier this year. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

US congresswoman is under fire from Republican colleagues but has grassroots base

George Floyd’s family lawyer Ben Crump (third from left) holds up his fist with family members outside the White House as George Floyd’s daughter Gianna Floyd (centre) calls out ‘Say His Name’ as they speak with reporters after meeting with US president Joe Biden in Washington, DC, on May 25th. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

Relative’s of black man killed by police officer call for ‘meaningful’ legislation reform

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told The Irish Times: “We certainly continue to closely monitor issues in Northern Ireland.” Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/EPA/Pool

Position was last held by Trump appointee Mick Mulvaney

United States secretary of state Antony Blinken (pictured) and national security adviser Jake Sullivan met separately with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney at Shannon Airport on Monday. Photograph: Alex Brandon/Pool/AFP via Getty

Meetings with Biden’s highest-ranking figures involved talks on Israel and Northern Ireland

Protesters staging a die-in outside the courthouse, where a Purdue Pharmaceuticals bankruptcy hearing was  being held. Photograph:  Erik McGregor/ LightRocket via Getty

Book review: Patrick Radden Keefe offers a forensic account of the Sacklers’ direct involvement in the development and promotion o(...)

US to discuss recovery efforts after Gaza conflict as some Democrats call for halt to arms deal

Those for and against abortion rights protest in front of the Mississippi state capitol in Jackson, Mississippi on Friday. Photograph: New York Times

America Letter: Activists fret that nearly 50 years of reproductive rights could be undone

US president Joe Biden stressed that the US would work only with the Palestinian Authority, not Hamas. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty

US president reiterates commitment to supporting Israel’s ‘Iron dome’ rocket defencre system

US first lady Jill Biden and Dr Anthony Fauci speak to Skylah Jackson’s family before her first Covid-19 vaccination. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

Jill Biden swerves question about once using an expletive to describe Kamala Harris

Former US president Donald Trump’s legal difficulties have intensified. File photograph: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Letitia James is investigating Trump Organisation in ‘criminal capacity’, spokesman says

Trump supporters in the Capitol Rotunda after breaching Capitol security in Washington, DC on  January 6th. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US House may vote on Wednesday on bipartisan Bill to examine events of January 6th

Coveney supports appointment of Northern Ireland envoy by US government. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

White House prepares to name number of ambassadorial positions in coming weeks

Palestinian paramedics evacuate a wounded protester amid clashes with Israeli security forces near the settlement of Beit El and Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images

Further clashes as Netanyahu issues warning and world powers ramp up ceasefire efforts

The heavily damaged Aqsa avenue in Gaza City’s Dahduh neighbourhood following an Israeli bombardment on Tuesday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

US insists it is working hard behind scenes to halt Gaza conflict as it again blocks UN statement

US president Joe Biden: “It’s the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do,” he said of the vaccine exports. Photograph:  Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Move marks first time vaccines already approved by US regulators will be sent abroad

 United Nations secretary general  Antonio Guterres virtually addresses the UN Security Council on Sunday. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Security Council agreement proves elusive due to resistance from United States

Former US president George W Bush: Described his position as “border enforcement with a compassionate touch”.Photograph: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

America Letter: Bush jnr’s new book about immigrants is his latest rehabilitation effort

US vice-president Kamala Harris and  President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden of the White House after Biden spoke at an event. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden hails ‘great milestone’ but some states wary of loosening rules

US president Joe Biden: Said on Thursday that he did not think there had been an overreaction by Israel towards the Palestinians. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/The New York Times

As conflict with Palestinian militants escalates, Joe Biden makes clear where he stands

The letter  sent to US president Joe Biden was signed by 25 members of Congress including several prominent Irish-Americans. Photograph: Nicholan Kamm/AFP via  Getty Images

Bipartisan group of US Congress writes to president amid concerns over peace deal

  Liz Cheney speaks after being voted out of her House Republican Conference chair position in the US Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Former president welcomes removal of ‘horrible human being’ from her leadership post

Liz Cheney: warns  Republican Party’s future is at stake if the party continues to give credence to Donald Trump’s baseless claims. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/New York Times

Party stands by former US president as he continues false claims about election he lost

US president Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

GOP increasingly suspicious of president’s proposal in face of poor employment figures

President Joe Biden: “So far there is no evidence from our intelligence people that Russia is involved, although there is some evidence that the actor’s ransomware is based in Russia.”  Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty

Defending strategy, president rejects idea people turning down jobs due to benefits

US president Joe Biden said the plan should be judged over the course of a year, not 60 days. ‘We never thought that, after the first 50 or 60 days, everything would be fine.’ Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/EPA

Securing support for more spending plans set to be a significant challenge for the president

Honduran immigrant Nani (10) is greeted by her aunt Saiyda Gonzalez upon her arrival to Louisville, Kentucky. The unaccompanied minor had been released that day from US Health and Human Services custody after spending nearly eight weeks in shelters. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Volume of arrivals at US-Mexico border putting extreme pressure on system

Idle healthcare workers waiting  for people to  vaccinate  at a clinic in a  library in Pasadena, Texas. Photograph:  Cecile Clocheret/AFP via Getty Images

America Letter: Some states have taken to giving out free beer to encourage people to get their jab

Liz Cheney on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Melina Mara/Pool via The New York Times

Prominent Trump critic looks set to fall prey to party still in thrall to former president

Former special envoy Mitchell Reiss said there is a ‘real need’ for US reprsentation in Northern Ireland.

Congressional hearing on Belfast Agreement told of issues still facing North

Facebook’s independent oversight board was handed the task of reviewing the company’s suspension of Donald Trump’s access to his account.  Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty

Former US president was denied access to his account after Capitol riots in January

US president Joe Biden: “Democrats and Republicans, people of all persuasions, are getting vaccinated.” Photograph: Alex Edelman

Biden signals plan to vaccinate teenagers and focus on rural areas with mobile clinics

Samantha Power participates in a ceremonial swearing-in with US vice-president Kamala Harris at the White House complex in Washington, DC. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Former ambassador to UN pays tribute to Kamala Harris as she takes oath of office

Donald Trump: false claims of election fraud continue to resonate with millions of his supporters. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

Former US president continues to allege voter fraud in election won by Joe Biden

 Joe Biden’s blitz of spending over his first 100 days as US president represents a colossal injection of cash into the US economy. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

An array of new policy initiatives could have profound implications for the US economy

Workers sort and count mail-in ballots  in Doral, Florida, last November. The state is set to usher in a host of voting restrictions. Photograph: Scott McIntyre/New York Times

Republican legislature latest to make polls more secure in wake of Trump’s fraud claims

If New York had counted 89 more people than the 20.2 million registered, the state would have held on to all of its 27 its seats in the House of Representatives. Instead, one of its seats when to Minnesota. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP via Getty

America Letter: Census results shape how electoral college votes are allocated in presidential elections

New York City police officers set up barricades to contain members of the media outside the building where Rudy Giuliani lives. Federal investigators executed search warrants at Mr Giuliani’s Manhattan residence and office. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

Authorities examine whether lawyer illegally lobbied Trump administration in 2019

At a live televised address from the Capitol, US president Joe Biden sets out the achievements of his first 100 days in office. Photograph: Melina Mara-Pool/Getty

American Families Plan proposes extra state support for childcare and education

US vice-president Kamala Harris reads to her audience at a signing event for her children’s book Superheroes Are Everywhere. Photograph: Michael Tullberg/Getty

False stories involving Kamala Harris, and Biden’s climate plan, travelled far and wide

US president Joe Biden speaking on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington  on  April 27th. Photograph:  Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

President also expected to outline second part of his infrastructure plan, and to address foreign policy issues

 Gavin Newsom: the California’s governor’s   team have blamed Republicans and far-right conspiracy theorists for orchestrating the recall vote.  Photograph: Patrick T allon/AFP/Getty

State officials receive over 1.6m petition signatures – enough to trigger a new ballot

 US is looking at options to share the AstraZeneca doses because the vaccine has not yet been authorised for US use by the FDA. Photograph: Vano Shlamov/ AFP via Getty

Exports will not begin immediately as there are ‘zero doses’ available, White House says

A rally in Atlanta, Georgia, following the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty

America Letter: The scale of the challenge to reform the criminal justice system is huge

 US president Joe Biden: Has spoken at length about renewing the transatlantic relationship and working closely with European allies. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US president to attend G7 in England and Nato summit in Brussels on first overseas trip

The  funeral  of Daunte Wright at Shiloh Temple International Ministries   in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photograph:  Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Wright was shot by police officer after he was pulled over in Minneapolis on April 11th

 US president Joe Biden: A  declaration would not carry any tangible penalties beyond humiliating Turkey and tainting its history with an inevitable comparison to the Holocaust. Photograph: Doug Mills/EPA

Move on anniversary of killing of estimated 1.5m civilians indicative of strained Turkey relations

US attorney general Merrick Garland has announced a civil investigation into Minneapolis policing practices after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of Geroge Floyd last May. Photograph:  Andrew Harnik-Pool/ Getty

Justice department to determine if pattern of excessive use of force exists

Booking photo of convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Photograph:  Minnesota Department of Corrections handout/ EPA

Police officer who killed 16-year-old girl in Ohio is put on administrative leave

Shania Covington Smith and her son Pernell (2) at the shrine where George Floyd was murdered last May. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Anxiety and fears subside as people pay their respects at George Floyd murder site

People celebrate as the verdict is announced in the trial of Derek Chauvin outside the Hennepin County Government Centre in Minneapolis. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP

With blue wall of silence broken in George Floyd trial, Biden calls for ‘real change’

George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd wipes his eyes during a news conference on Tuesday, after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of Mr Floyd. Photograph: Julio Cortez/AP

Biden calls for new legislation on police reform, says verdict is ‘step forward’ for US

Frederick King listens to a speaker at a rally in Minneapolis on Monday. Photograph: Morry Gash/AP

The African-American man’s death at the knee of Derek Chauvin had a profound impact

The George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

Cheers erupt outside courthouse in Minneapolis after verdict in case that gripped nation

A demonstration near the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty

Ex-police officer could face up to 40 years in jail if convicted of George Floyd murder

Defence attorney Eric Nelson and  former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Chauvin is on trial over the death of  George Floyd in May 2020.  Screen grab: Court TV/Pool via AP

Verdict in George Floyd death due this week as protests over Daunte Wright killing continue

  A demonstrator kneels and holds up his arms as police fires tear gas in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Station. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP

The police killing of Daunte Wright in the city where George Floyd was killed has shocked America

US president Joe Biden  and Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga  take part in an expanded bilateral meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

China tops the agenda of bilateral meeting with Yoshihide Suga in Washington

A body is taken from a   FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, where a  gunman on Thursday killed eight people and injured at least seven in a mass shooting. Photograph: A J Mast/The New York Times

Gunman opens fire at FedEx centre near Indianapolis airport in Indiana

‘I spent hours selecting lavish hotels in Cancún on offer for a snip, blithely ignoring the rocketing Covid case numbers in Mexico.’ Photograph: Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP via Getty

Mexico to Meath cunning plan to beat US travel ban fell apart when I got virus

A demonstrator holds a sign reading “Stop Killing Black People” as she stands outside the Brooklyn Center police station while protesting the death of Daunte Wright . Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty

Kimberly Potter (48) shot and killed man after he was pulled over for a traffic offence in Minneapolis

Michael Odiari attempts to calm tension between protesters and law enforcement outside the Brooklyn Center police headquarters on Wednesday night in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Photograph: Getty Images

Protests continue in Minneapolis as Kimberly Potter charged with manslaughter

Daunte Wright and his son Daunte Jr at the child’s first birthday party. A white police officer, Kimberly Potter, has been charged with manslaughter over Wright’s killing. Photograph: Ben Crump Law, PLLC. via AP

Protests continue in Minneapolis after shooting of 20-year-old black man

Ben Crump (left), attorney for the family of George Floyd, comforts Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis on Tuesday. Photograph: The New York Times

Decision to charge police officer over fatal shooting could be taken on Wednesday

People light candles and place flowers at a vigil for Daunte Wright in Portland, Oregon on Monday.  Photograph: Nathan Howard/Getty Images

US Wrap: Father rejects explanation that officer accidentally used gun instead of taser

Katie Wright, mother of Daunte Wright, with Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump and Wright family members,  during a press conference at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Tuesday. Photograph:  Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

Violent scenes all too familiar as protests continue over shooting of Daunte Wright

A man raises his fist as he faces the Minnesota State Troopers standing guard outside the Brooklyn Center police station after a police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Minneapolis. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty

Officers use tear gas and stun guns as protesters throw bricks and water bottles

Police and National Guard outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Minnesota on Monday after a night of unrest following the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a routine traffic stop on Sunday afternoon. Photograph: Craig Lassig/EPA

US Wrap: Minneapolis braced for more unrest as Derek Chauvin trial continues nearby

Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg at a press briefing  on Friday said  the new infrastructure plan would create ‘millions of good jobs for communities across the country’. Photograh: Andrew Harnik/ AP

Transportation secretary supports reversing corporate tax cuts to fund spending package

A union supporter stands outside the Amazon fulfilment centre in Bessemer, Alabama, where some employees are unhappy about the work conditions. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/AFP via Getty

Campaigners vow to appeal result, amid accusations of voter intimidation at Alabama centre

Nationalist youths attack police officers in the Springfield Road area of Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Another night of violence in Northern Ireland sees a further 19 police officers injured and two arrests

Sharon Martens (R) and lawyer Doug Kingsbury with Molly Martens leaving Davidson County jail

Father and daughter appealed conviction for murder of Irish man Jason Corbett in US

President Joe Biden speaks about gun regulations from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

Gun violence epidemic an ‘international embarrassment’, says president

Defence attorney Eric Nelson (left) and former police officer Derek Chauvin, on trial for the  murder of George Floyd,  at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis on Thursday. Photograph: Court TV via AP

Expert witness Martin Tobin says Floyd was unable to breathe as a result of police officers’ actions

A car on fire at the Peace Gates in Lanark Way, Belfast, on  Wednesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Executive calls for end to ‘deplorable’ street violence

Molly Martens seen in court with a mark on her forehead

Judge sets $200,000 bond as lawyers decline to comment on reports of plea bargain

Molly Martens and her father Tom Martens. Photographs: Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch

Killers of Limerick man Jason Corbett set for hearing amid plea deal negotiations

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