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French president Emmanuel Macron (R) and US president Donald  Trump (L) meet ahead of the international ceremony for the Centenary of the WWI Armistice of 11 November 1918 at the Elysee palace in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron and US president Donald Trump agreed on Saturday on the need for Europe to bear more of the burden for defence, paper(...)

Yemeni pro-government forces take part in military operations. Photograph: EPA

Saudi Arabia and the United States have agreed to end US refuelling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi insurgents in Yemen, endi(...)

A supporter of Houthi rebels collects money during a gathering to collect food aid and mobilise more fighters into Hodeidah battlefronts, in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

On October 30th, US secretary of defence Jim Mattis and secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on all sides in the war in Yemen to agree a ceasefire wi(...)

US secretary of energy Dr Ernest Moniz: “I think after the Paris accord the world is heading to a low-carbon economy.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

There are grounds for optimism on the global response to climate change, though most countries are “off the pace” required to fulfil their obligations(...)

Democrat Ilhan Omar, an immigrant born in a Kenyan-Somali refugee camp, was elected. Photograph: Craig Lassig

The election of two Muslim women to the US House of Representatives as well as the Democratic Party’s success in taking back control of the chamber ha(...)

‘This is a timely reminder that these bad actors won’t give up’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A Kremlin-backed group of internet trolls that meddled in the 2016 presidential election appeared to be trying to influence US voters using Facebook d(...)

The Iseq overall index underperformed European peers on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European shares eased on Monday as last week’s rebound ran out of steam on investor nervousness over fast-rising US interest rates and Washington’s tr(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo  and US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin announcing sanctions against Iran in Washington on Monday. Photograph:  Michael Reynolds/EPA

The US has imposed sanctions on 700 Iranian targets as part of its “largest ever single day” of economic penalties against Tehran, fulfilling Donald T(...)

Richard Corrigan at Virginia Park Lodge in Co Cavan, the venture that threatened his restaurant empire. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

Richard Corrigan is the kind of guy you want to end up sitting beside at a wedding where you don’t know anyone, or a dinner you didn’t want to attend.(...)

Somali-American Ismail Mohamed from Columbus, Ohio, is out to connect the Democratic Party with Ohio’s Somali community.

Ismail Mohamed’s life could have turned out very differently. Born in 1992, when civil war raged across Somalia, his family and he were forced to live(...)

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