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David Schoen, defence attorney for Donald Trump, departing the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

House of Representatives impeachment managers wrapped up their case against former US president Donald Trump on Thursday, warning senators that if the(...)

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Drugmaker Merck said on Thursday Kenneth Frazier, one of only a handful of black executives leading major US companies, will step down as chief execu(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump are confronted by police officers outside the Senate chamber inside the Capitol after storming the building. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

It was a grimly fitting finale. How else to draw the curtain on the Trump presidency but with a violent, shambolic and ineptly executed storming of t(...)

The S&P 500 and the Dow hovered at record levels in choppy trading on Tuesday as bets that fiscal aid will fuel a vaccine-led economic recovery boosted sentiment in the final days of the year.

European stocks extended their year-end rally in the wake of the Brexit trade deal and as the European Union vaccination programme got under way. Th(...)

The Borat actor on his new film, why he's reluctant to be a celebrity and his long-standing distaste for Trump Borat uses the flower bed in fron(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks with supporters as arrives at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in Minnesota. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday urged a far-right group to “stand down” and let law enforcement take the lead, following comments he made in th(...)

Former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Delaware last night. Photograph: Bloomberg

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has urged Americans to unite behind his candidacy, as he vowed to end “the season of darkness” represented(...)

A Confederate flag held by a Cork supporter after the hurling All-Ireland quarter-final in 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Confederate flags will be confiscated from any Cork fans attending hurling and football matches in Cork whenever games resume in front of fans, Cork C(...)

 A Black Lives Matter protest takes a knee at the Martin Luther King Memorial on the seventh day of protests in DC over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

As protests gripped the United States this week, Washington DC found itself at the centre of the demonstrations over George Floyd’s death. The city (...)

People at a Black Lives Matter protest rally outside the US Embassy in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In the midst of a pandemic that has already claimed more than 100,000 lives and a deep depression, the United States now finds itself convulsed by the(...)

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