John Muldoon: “It’s a difficult place to go to . . . Ulster perform really well at home.”  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht’s record in Belfast is so dismal, not even their longest-serving player, John Muldoon, has ever won in the Kingspan Stadium or its previous i(...)

Sareum Srey Moch in First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

It’s not as if Angelina Jolie hasn’t proved her worth as a writer-director before now. Following on from the Bosnian war drama In the Land of Blood an(...)

Former US  director of national intelligence James Clapper  (centre) has joined a growing chorus of alarm over president Trump’s erratic behaviour. Photograph: JimLo Scalzo

Donald Trump’s access to the nuclear codes is “pretty damn scary”, a former US intelligence chief has said, calling Trump’s rally in Arizona on Tuesda(...)

San Francisco residents Jam, Lillian and Danny. Jam says: ‘Mexican people were in California before most white Europeans. You don’t hear Trump saying he will build a wall with Canada, just with Mexico. It’s purely a racial issue.’

As the train crosses the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California and chugs into Emeryville just outside San Francisco, I reach the west coast of Am(...)

Diane does not look like someone who would drug your venison chilli. She sits on a San Francisco patio, her dewy blue eyes lucid, her blonde, subtly a(...)

Supporters of same-sex marriage  at a protest march in Sydney on August 6th. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Same-sex marriage could be legal in Australia by Christmas, after a postal vote on the issue followed by debate in parliament. But a postal plebiscit(...)

US president Donald Trump waves after speaking to boy scouts during the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, West Virginia. Photograph: Saul Loeb

Sunday, July 23rd Controversy over whether Donald Trump might seek to pardon himself in relation to the investigation into Russian interference in th(...)

 A tweet by US president Donald Trump raised concerns that he could use his constitutional power to grant pardons to himself or family members. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

A lawyer for Donald Trump weighed into the growing controversy over the US president’s claim that he has “complete power” to pardon, insisting that th(...)

US president Donald Trump in Hamburg, on Friday.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

This week was holiday time in the US, a moment when Americans traditionally pause, come together and celebrate the annual Fourth of July festivities t(...)

Patrick McKenna: After two years, I learned enough French to ask someone out

I arrived in Canada on an unbelievably cold Friday evening in January 1975, on my own, in a small WASP town in rural Ontario, where I had no family or(...)