US team member Phil Mickelson sits with wife Amy, son Evan and daughter Sophie by the eighth green  at the 2017 Presidents Cup. Photograph:  Andrew Gombert/EPA

Spectators ringed the 17th green at Liberty National on Saturday, many of them yelling terms of endearment at Phil Mickelson. “Hoboken loves you, Phi(...)

Major task ahead: A man surveys a destroyed supermarket  in Salinas, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria. Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has lashed out at the mayor of San Juan and other officials in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, contemptuous of their claims of a (...)

  Kim Jong-un delivers a statement in Pyongyang in reply  to   US president   Donald Trump’s recent speech at the UN: “Whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation”, he said. Photograph:  KCNA/KNS/AFP/Getty

“Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un’s description of Donald Trump as a “mentally deranged US dotard” marks a significant escalation in the sabre-rattling rhetori(...)

US president Donald Trump with his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, who has received a letter from 32 members of Congress, both Republic and Democrat, arguing that it is imperative that the US have a representative in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The prospect of complete disengagement by the United States from the Northern Ireland peace process could not have arisen at a worse time given the po(...)

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(...)

‘ I think Trump’s trying out different things on the North Korean leader. He’s trying to out-crazy him.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Maureen Dowd, whose political column for The New York Times is syndicated every Monday in The Irish Times, talked to foreign editor Chris Dooley about(...)

US president Donald Trump is expected to give a broad outline of his tax plan in a speech in Missouri on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP Photo

Irish tax experts have played down the likely impact of US tax reform on Ireland, suggesting the measures currently on the table would not “materially(...)

People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At first it all seemed comical to me. The very mention of rainfall, and Texans were emptying out local supermarkets of drinking water, candles and oth(...)

Samantha Power: ‘I think you see from the alt-right’s own language how the unsayable is now said, the unthinkable is now thinkable’. File photograph: Bryan R Smith/Getty Images

Samantha Power, the Irish born former US ambassador to the United Nations, has criticised Donald Trump for pandering to the extreme right wing constit(...)

Doug Liman: “The CIA have no choice but to get into bed with these drug traffickers. And that odd-couple relationship between characters like those played by Tom Cruise and Domhnall Gleeson is how the CIA works.”

Arthur L Liman, the former president of the Legal Aid Society of New York and the chief counsel for the US Senate’s investigation of the Iran-Contra A(...)