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James Lee Burke. Photograph: Frank Veronsky

THE Author discusses his southern roots, the challenges of the US class system and his time as a crime reporter  Spending time with James L(...)

A woman takes a selfie in front of the building of the former US consulate in Chengdu. It was ordered to cease operations. Photograph: Alex Plavevski

As the CNN crew tried to shoot a live broadcast in front of what was now the former US consulate in Chengdu, a group of Chinese patriots attempted to (...)

 A man walks past the building of the former US consulate in Chengdu, on Monday. The US Consulate General in the southwestern Chinese city was ordered to cease operations as a reciprocate measure following the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, USA. Photograph: EPA

China took over the premises of the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Monday, after ordering the facility to be vacated in retaliat(...)

A health worker walks near a Covid-19 testing site in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

The United States recorded more than 1,000 deaths from coronavirus for the fourth straight day on Friday but a top White House adviser on the pandemic(...)

 The J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, which houses the headquarters of the FBI. Photograph: The New York Times

A Singaporean man has pleaded guilty to acting as a spy for Chinese intelligence in the US, according to a statement posted Friday on the US Departmen(...)

The seating area of Baste BBQ on Clanbrassil Street in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Are Irish people really as nice as tourists say we are? We’re friendly and considerate, and we “go out of our way” to be helpful. But maybe not so muc(...)

US consulate in Chengdu:  China has revoked its licence as tensions mount between Beijing and Washington. Photograph: Yuyang Liu

For a brief moment screams and panic punctuated the carnival atmosphere outside the shuttered US consulate in Chengdu. With hundreds of police and m(...)

The Irish Glass Bottle site at Ringsend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Developer Johnny Ronan and US investment firm Colony Capital submitted the top bid to Nama for a controlling stake in the former Irish Glass Bottle si(...)

Rivers such as the Great Miami (pictured) which flows into the Ohio River are particularly susceptible to agricultural runoff.

With a flow rate 35-times the River Shannon’s, the Ohio River is one of America’s most important waterways. It flows for 1,579 kilometres from Pittsbu(...)

 Amy Rodriguez  of Utah Royals FC beats  Nichelle Prince  of the Houston Dash to the ball  during the second half in the quarter-final match of the NWSL Challenge Cup at Zions Bank Stadium  in Herriman, Utah. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

If anyone is seeking their fix of women’s sports, it comes from the unlikely source of the United States, a country that has been absolutely savaged b(...)

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