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Kingman, Arizona, has long been one of the main staging posts on America’s most famous road. Photograph: Getty Images

Approaching the town of Kingman, three hours north of Phoenix, an array of signs direct tourists to the downtown area. “Welcome to Kingman, heart of (...)

 “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff claims that many people close to the president believed his “mental powers were slipping”. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The author of a damning book on the Donald Trump presidency has defended his work despite the US president’s suggestion that it is “full of lies, misr(...)

‘Donald Trump has followed the roar of the crowd to dark, violent places, becoming ever more crazed and isolated and self-destructive.’ Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

One lazy, sultry afternoon in 1947, two years after the United States helped trounce the Nazis, my father arrived at our family’s modest summer house (...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair: all insight and no standing. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

It goes some way to explain his restlessness that Tony Blair, who became Britain’s prime minister in 1997, is just three years older than Theresa May,(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  on a Coast Guard vessel off Killala, Co Mayo, welcoming the new $300 million transatlantic fibre optic cable as it arrives in Killala, Co Mayo. The cable, owned and operated by Irish company Aqua Comms, will run directly from Mayo to New York. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

“This is the most important landing since [French general] Humbert in 1798,” said Enda as he hopped from his car and strode across Killala pier to cha(...)

Cubans and tourists walk through the Callejon de Hammel, which features Afro-Caribbean art, in Havana.  Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

Wedged between a construction site and the shells of once grand colonial homes, a basketball game was under way, the neighbourhood pouring into the r(...)

Fisher Space Bullet with Stylus

Fisher Space Bullet with Stylus The legend has it that whereas America spent millions developing a pen to work in space’s low gravity, the Russia(...)

“Whoever pays the cost of nursing home fees is entitled to claim tax relief, whether it is on their own account or for someone else.”

My father has recently entered a nursing home. The weekly payment is €1,200. My father will not qualify for the Nursing Home Support Scheme as he has (...)