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The British prime minister, Theresa May, with the chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, and the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, ahead of delivering a speech at the Royal Free Hospital in London on Monday. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Theresa May faces another showdown with pro-European Conservative MPs on Wednesday after the House of Lords approved an amendment that would give par(...)

US president Donald Trump with  vice-president Mike Pence  after a briefing with his national security team at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Thursday. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

US president Donald Trump renewed his attack on North Korea last night, warning that the country should be “very, very nervous” if it does anything t(...)

Lord Heseltine speaks in the House of Lords, London, on Tuesday as the Brexit Bill is debated. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May’s government has suffered a second defeat over Brexit in the House of Lords, which on Tuesday backed a call for Parliament to be given a (...)

Donald Trump with his new chief of staff  Reince Priebus: Mr Priebus spent much of his post-appointment  media interviews defending his future colleague Steve Bannon and the latter’s links to white supremacists. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/via Getty

Barack Obama declined to step into the debate around Donald Trump’s appointment of chief strategist Steve Bannon, who has been criticised for his link(...)

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hilary Clinton are frontrunners to secure their parties’ nominations for the presidential election. Photograph: AFP

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both won convincing victories in the Arizona presidential primaries on Tuesday, cementing their status as the frontru(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: local unions  see Clinton as the more electable compared with socialist senator Bernie Sanders, despite her new-found opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Photograph:  John Taggart/EPA

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, has been hitching her wagon to the American labour movement as she tries to corral votes awa(...)

 Hillary Clinton is the clear frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, polling well ahead of three other candidates: Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, former Maryland governor, Irish-American Martin O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee, the former governor of Rhode Island. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Irish supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are hosting an event in Dublin on Saturday to coincide with a set-piece speec(...)

 Phil Hogan pictured in May this year  announcing details of water charges at Government Buildings. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has said Independent MEP Nessa Childers’s claims about his suitability for the post are “absolute rubbish” (...)

Phil Hogan was nominated in July by the Government as Ireland’s next European commissioner. Photograph: Eric Luke

Independent MEP Nessa Childers has written to members of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, raising “serious reservations”(...)

Ireland East MEP Nessa Childers has said she will contest next year’s European elections as an independent rather than Labour candidate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Labour has lost two elected representatives from its ranks today with MEP Nessa Childers completing her exit from the party and a Meath county council(...)