Joe Biden: lost his large lead in the polls. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/AFP

On the heels of a major Iowa poll which showed a big slip in his big lead over the Democratic field, Joe Biden was conspicuous by his absence from the(...)

As investors flocked to the safety of government bonds, the 10-year US Treasuries yield fell below its May 29th low. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Asian shares slid on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve raised rates, as expected, and kept most of its guidance for additional hikes next two year(...)

US president Donald Trump chairing a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Wednesday. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has accused China of trying to meddle in November’s midterm elections. Chairing his first meeting of the UN Security Counci(...)

Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, as cold weather continues through much of the province. Photograph: Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press via AP

Bone-chilling cold has gripped the middle of the US, putting paid to some new year’s celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exp(...)

Handover: President Barack Obama meets President-elect Donald Trump in the White House in November. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Murmurations of starlings twisting in darkening shadows are common in Irish skies, so the sight of little black birds swirling over Des Moines, in Iow(...)

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds an unscheduled news conference to talk about FBI inquiries into her emails after a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, US on Friday night. Photograph: Reuters

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair has led a chorus of Democratic party fury over the FBI’s decision to review a new batch of her staff’s emails, which (...)

Hillary Clinton: The Democratic presidential nominee was in Iowa hoping to replicate Barack Obama’s successful election strategy in the state four years ago. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton urged voters in Iowa to start casting ballots on Thursday, more than five weeks before election day. Mrs Clinton’s 10-city tour of Io(...)

Political consultant Thomas ‘Tad’ Devine, who was Bernie Sanders’s chief strategist and who also advised Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Joshua Yospyn/ Washington Post/Getty Images

It was dark and cold, but Bernie Sanders’s 5am rally in early February, from the back of a pick-up truck in New Hampshire, stays with the Vermont sena(...)

 Bernie Sanders: Vermont senator ran an astonishing campaign, brilliant in fact, in the Democratic presidential primary. Photograph:   Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Bernie Sanders is like that guest at a party who has, over the course of the night, dominated the discussion and made some very good points, almost al(...)

US president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy on their wedding anniversary in the White House on March 4th, 1985. Photograph: Reuters

On Friday, June 6th, 1986, The Irish Times printed a profile of first lady Nancy Reagan. It was headlined, The woman Ronald Reagan calls Mommie. In (...)